People, Space and Materials: Planning for Children’s Free Play
Date(s) - Apr 21, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Child Care Options CCRR
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In this workshop, participants will engage in a hands-on exploration of the factors that make a learning environment a wonderful place for children’s independent inquiry through play. Free play is an essential part of whole child development: it is how we are wired to learn about our world. Even very young children’s lives are increasingly structured, with far less time for playful, child-directed learning – the kind of learning where children find and solve their own problems to deepen their understanding of big ideas. Participants will reconnect with their own playful selves through hands-on play with interesting materials, followed by activities, ideas, and dialogue around curating a play-positive learning environment. We will focus on the people (children and adults), physical spaces (both indoor and outdoor) and open-ended materials and how those factors interact to create engaging, interactive, playful environments.
Please wear comfortable clothing for play.
Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals
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Comfortable clothes for play
Allie Bishop Pasquier, M.S. ECE