Kids and Critters – Strengthening Bonds with Self and Others
Date(s) - Nov 2, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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This workshop will look at the many benefits to introducing animals to the children in your care. Loretta will share her experience bringing animals into her preschool and other settings, and seeing the many benefits spending time with animals had on children. Animals naturally teach empathy, reduce anxiety and build trusting and meaningful relationships with others.
This will be a very interactive workshop with a collection of furry, feathered and insect friends. Participants will be invited to take time to interact and experience what can be learned from observing and communing with the different creatures. Everyone can take home ideas of how they can share similar experiences in their work with children.
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Loretta has her Master In Education from SFU and currently teach in the ECE Department at Riverside College and UFV. My passion of sharing animals with children, teens and adults has spanned 30 yrs. Running my own preschool gave me a lot of freedom to introduce animals to children. We had a preschool rabbit, visiting chickens, ducks and dogs to name a few. In a society where children are experiencing more anxiety, struggle with communicating and regulating ,or simply do not have an opportunity to have a family pet it is becoming increasingly important to teach young children about relationships with others in their child care setting.