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Introduction to Playwork with Morgan Leichter-Saxby of Pop-Up Adventure Play
April 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
One event on April 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Two Professional Development Workshops Offered
All professionals and policy makers who work with or on behalf of children are invited.
9-11 a.m. at Miller Driscoll Elementary School
12:30-2:30 p.m. at Cider Mill School
To RSVP, email Colleen Fawcett of Wilton Youth Services by April 11.
Play is essential to children’s development and well-being–but providing time, space and materials can be a struggle! In this session, we’ll examine Playwork, a UK-based professional approach to supporting children’s play. We will explore key vocabulary and theories on the processes of play (including common points of friction) and look at material and social environments which can encourage collaborative, inclusive and satisfying experiences for all. We’ll reflect upon our own responses to children’s needs and interests, including specific ways to know when to step back and ways to step in. Through leading research and stories of frontline practice, we’ll also look at ways to think about our sites in both the short and long-term, and work together to build stronger and more cohesive staff teams.
Sponsored by Wilton Youth Services and Wilton Youth Council‘s Free Play Matters Task Force.