Lighten Up: Humor is FUNdamental to Providing Quality Care & Education to Young Children
Date(s) - May 18, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Langley CCRR - ONLINE
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The first 75-90 minutes focuses on staff, rather than the children they care for/teach. It emphasizes the need for the development of skills that build/support emotional resilience during the challenges that continue to be posed by COVID. Having tools which generate positive emotion on a daily basis will be shown to be the key underlying factor promoting resilience. The importance of taking good care of yourself first so that you can sustain the frame of mind required to be an effective care provider and educator will be emphasized. Specific strategies for doing this will be discussed, although primary emphasis will be given to humor.
The final 30-45 minutes will discuss developmental changes in young children’s humor, along with the use of humor to support teaching and learning in young children.
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604 533 4425
Dr Paul McGhee
Dr. McGhee is a Developmental Psychologist with a special interest in early childhood. He has spent his entire career studying humor. He is internationally known for his research on humor, and was a pioneer in conducting basic research on children’s humor. More recently, his research has focused on practical applications of humo, including the development of a Humor Training program showing how to use humor to boost emotional resilience and cope with the stresses of everyday life. He has written 15 books on humor. Five of these were on children’s humor, including Understanding and Promoting the Development of Young Children’s Humor. He has spoken at Childcare and Early Childhood Education conferences across the US, as well as in Canada, Australia, Singapore and Germany.