The Lost Art Of Play
Date(s) - Jan 21, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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- Based on the relational and developmental approach of Gordon Neufeld, this presentation address a range of issues in raising and teaching children.
- The Lost Art of Play: at least the kind that builds brains and forwards development – is becoming an endangered activity among those who need to engage in it most.
- Part of the problem, is premature pressure on children to learn and become socialized. In addition, play has increasingly become associated with a sport or a screen activity. Probably our most significant failing is our lack of collective understanding concerning the pivotal role of play in development. We have never known more about the value of play and at the same time, we have never been so in need of this knowledge. The importance of play will be discussed along with strategies for helping kids get there.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Early Care and Education
early learning educators
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Dr. Deborah MacNamara is the author of the best-selling book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, and is the Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a Counselling and Family Resource Center. Deborah is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor who makes developmental science come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom. She also provides counselling services to make sense of learning, behavioral, and developmental issues in kids. Deborah travels internationally, speaking to child and adolescent development issues to groups including the United Nations and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. With over 60 presentations a year to groups including parents, educators, childcare professionals and social workers. Deborah shares her insight and passion for making sense of kids. She is a developmentalist at heart who is continually fascinated by the mysteries and beauty inherent in human maturation.