Supporting Each and Every Child: Consideration for the Social and Physically Interactive Young Boy
Date(s) - Mar 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Young boys often lack opportunities for the authentic expression of gender-specific social play. Especially for boys, the physical nature of play, including rough and tumble play, is fundamental for the holistic and cognitive development of social understanding. However, physical play has been identified as a neglected aspect of play within early education environments. This session will explore strategies for educators seeking opportunities to effectively support the unique development of boys. Topic areas will include an exploration of rough and tumble play including issues for the inclusion or exclusion of this form of play in school environments, outdoor experiences through planning for activities and the physical space, and targeted support for pro-social cognition development for young boys.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
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604-931-3400 ext. 0
Dr. Michelle Tannock
Dr. Michelle Tannock is an early childhood educator and renowned researcher. She is currently Professor of Early Childhood Education at Douglas College and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. She has held posts at Thompson Rivers University and as an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a researcher, she coordinated a series of seminal studies examining the role of rough and tumble play in early childhood settings, the results of which have formed the basis for numerous international publications and presentations (keynotes, papers, and workshops).