“Play is a fundamental part of life; it is a biological, social and cognitive necessity for individual children,
but also has benefits for society and the human species.”
International Play Association Declaration on the Importance of Play 2014
As adults we can significantly affect children’s play. We can influence what children experience through allowing permission to play. We control the time available for the opportunity for children to play, we impact on how and if space is made available for play and we can provide or deny materials inducive to children’s play.
We talk about “play-based learning”, but what does this look like in practice?
This workshop will include both practical and theoretical components exploring:
- The importance of play
- What role does the adult play?
- Identifying and exploring different forms of play
- Providing supportive conditions for engaging play environments
- Making time for play
- Supporting risk taking in play
- Promoting the value of learning through play to families and co-workers
$60 per participant, plus GST