Play to Learn

Day One: Why do children play?
Monday 14 June 2021 | 9.00am – 2.30pm

Why play-based learning? How can you provide more play in the classroom or setting? From playing with resources to developing effective relationships this workshops explores the theory behind play. Topics covered:
understand why children play and why it is important for their brain development
learn about the urges in play and how a play-based learning environment can support these as well as the National Curriculum
explore and reflect on utilising their classroom spaces, resources and developing relationships with children
learn about natural teaching methods and endless learning opportunities that Mother Nature provides
understanding childhood brain development and how Nature shows this to us through various signs and messages.

Day Two: It is only Nature that children play?
Tuesday 15 June 2021 | 9.00am – 2.30pm

Nature provides us with many tools and messages about childhood development. From catching leaves to blow away fairies, educators can learn about the beauty and magic of Nature within childhood.
explore all of the natural teaching methods and endless learning opportunities that Mother Nature provides to us.
learn about childhood brain development and how Nature shows this to us through various signs and messages.

About Alice Ball: Originally from Manchester, UK. Alice is incredibly passionate about Early childhood development, The Arts and Play-based learning. In 2013 she successfully graduated with a first-class on her four year BA Hons teaching training deg Early Childhood Education Studies leading to the Award of Qualified Teachers Status.
Whilst at Leeds Beckett University she was granted the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for attaining the highest grades in her year. Since qualifying, she has enjoyed creating many Play-based learning environments in her classrooms’ around the globe . From England, to Germany and here in Aotearoa.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/Learn2play123