Young Children’s Rough and Tumble Play: Apprehensions and Opportunities
Date(s) - Feb 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Young children gravitate towards opportunities to engage in varied forms of play. Physical interactions during play, while thoroughly enjoyable, can be complex and difficult for adults to interpret, particularly when play appears to be aggressive. Although often misinterpreted as aggression, rough and tumble play affords unique opportunities for the development of physical, social and cognitive competency. This presentation will illustrate research on rough and tumble play and consider the distinct behavioural expressions of young children in early childhood settings. Perspectives of educators and families who appraise, consider, and intervene in guiding the play will be examined as rough and tumble play is considered within a framework of normative child growth and development.
Suitable for child care providers of children of all ages.
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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).