Prescription for Play

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the mental health needs of young children is more important than ever.

The Weitzman Institute is proud to partner with The LEGO® Group to support its Prescription for Play (P4P) program. 

Prescription for Play is a social impact program of The LEGO® Group, supported by The LEGO® Foundation.

What is Prescription for Play?

Prescription for Play promotes learning through play by supplying free DUPLO® brick kits and educational materials to pediatric health care providers to deliver to 18-36-month-old patients during routine well-child visits.  

Program resources include (free of charge):

  • LEGO® DUPLO® brick kit
  • Education Materials
  • Virtual Hub of Program Resources and Trainings
  • Implementation Toolkit (Manual, Sample Workflows and Scripts)
  • CME Credits
  • Technical Assistance
  • Enduring Educational Content
  • Program Support



Research Findings

Play Promotion for Pediatric Patients: A Feasibility and Pilot Study of Embedding Prescription for Play in Well-Child Visits

The Weitzman Institute conducted a pilot and feasibility study at Connecticut Pediatrics @ CHC in Hartford, Connecticut to:

  1. Identify the factors that contribute to the successful implementation of a process workflow designed to promote play; and
  2. Assess the impact of giving caregivers and children a tangible product (e.g., a LEGO® DUPLO® brick kit) that encourages play and reminds them of the brief education they received on play to take home with them.

Key Findings:

For more information about Prescription for Play, contact Shelby Anderson-Badbade or Mandy Lamb