Bubbles, stories, songs and laughter: The Children’s Museum spreads the magic of play

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” —Mr. Rogers

What comes to mind when you think about the magic of being a child? Can you see the bubbles floating through the air? Do you hear your favorite stories and songs?

Each week, at 18 locations around Pierce County, a magical explosion of childhood happens thanks to Play to Learn, an outreach program from the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. The program is free and takes place in libraries and community centers.

“Play to Learn exemplifies our mission to honor children, champion play and our commitment to access,” says Alyssa Tongue, Learning Experiences Director at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

Providing access to quality early childhood curriculum is one of the biggest successes of the program. Since the program began in 2008, 114,731 children and adults have attended Play to Learn classes.

Experience the magic of childhood and see how Play to Learn is helping build a healthy future for families in Pierce County through play.

Volunteer for Children's Museum of Tacoma

Video by Chris Ceresa & Jen Rittenhouse


This story was produced in support of MultiCare’s mission, “partnering for healing and a healthy future.” We support community organizations working on initiatives, programs and projects that improve our community. Some of the non-profits profiled are recipients of MultiCare’s Community Partnership Fund.