Educating through play is the cornerstone philosophy at Play with Purpose. Founder Lynn DeSalvo incorporates this philosophy into her play programs, workshops, and consulting services.

Lynn is available as a play and communication facilitator in the classroom setting, where she works one-on-one with students, teaching them how to integrate, engage, and socialize with other students. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, she is working virtually on Zoom for the foreseeable future and is excited about using this platform!  


Do you have children on the autism spectrum or with other special needs in your classroom? Are you looking for ways to integrate and engage all of your students? Would you or your school benefit from having a play consultant on-hand to guide you in learning how to teach through the elements of play?

Lynn DeSalvo is a 25-year veteran in the art of play.  She is available to consult via Zoom with parents, teachers and administrators, and speech/language pathologists. While she works primarily in the state of New Jersey, she is available for out-of-state consultations as well. Please contact Play with Purpose directly for scheduling and more information.

Cost:  Consulting services are one-on-one and are $130 per hour (not including travel expenses).

Story Time

Looking to bring some excitement and enrichment to your preschool classroom during the COVID-19 stay-at-home period? Lynn DeSalvo, MS, CCC-SLP of Play with Purpose can provide weekly or monthly extended storytimes virtually, sure to delight your students! She has experience in both typically developing students as well as extensive experience with children with special needs. Story Time packages include:

– Storytime with added activity, lasting up to one hour for preschool classrooms.
– Typically developing student class sizes can be up to 25.
– Special needs classes (flexible, depending on needs).

Please contact Lynn DeSalvo at 201-233-2319 for scheduling. Cost:  Special classes or special activity – $130.

Mini ZoomShops – COMING SOON!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Play with Purpose has suspended in-person workshops for educators, parents, and caregivers. The workshops are being re-engineered to fit a virtual format and will be offered shortly! The Mini ZoomShops will continue to be aimed at teaching the art of play for preschool-aged children and will cover a variety of topics.

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