Pop-Up Adventure Play and Special Guests Tour 2014: DAY ONE Workshop at Newhall, CA
Boy and Girls Club Newhall, CA
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Pop-Up Adventure Play have teamed up with A Little Patch of Earth Preschool will be in Newhall, CA with Special Guest, Grant Lambie. They will be delivering two days of workshops and Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds, and will be inspiring a community of adults to support child-directed play.
This workshop will be delivered on Day One (March 8), followed by a Pop-Up Adventure Playground which everyone is invited to:
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PLAY This workshop discusses play's distinct qualities and benefits, drawing on UK-based playwork approaches and international applications. We make explicit connections between children's self-directed play and whole-child learning, health and development on both individual and community levels.
By tackling urgent issues such risk and liability, interactions with parents, access to nature and behavioural concerns, we help participants to apply playwork concepts and approaches to their own settings. Although addressing many topics included in the introductory session above, the content and depth are intended for professionals in diverse settings. We offer a uniquely engaging and informative approach to the subject - and we include time for participants to play!
This workshop includes: ~ What we mean when we say 'play' - exploring common ground ~ An invitation to play - followed by group reflection ~ Not 'unstructured', but 'self-structured' - what makes children's free play so special? ~ The power of 'yes' - tools for rethinking risk and challenge ~ Advocacy and explanation - encouraging meaningful engagement with parents ~ Taking play home - finding opportunities to effect immediate and long-term changes
This workshop is suitable for professionals who work with children.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is one of two available in Newhall as part of the Pop-Ups Tour 2014. Day 1 will be delivered on Saturday, March 8 at the Boys and Girls Club, Newhall and Day 2 will be delivered on Sunday March 9 at A Little Patch of Earth Preschool, Newhall. Both workshops are from 9 am to 12 pm. Each workshop is followed by a Pop-Up Adventure Playground from 1 pm to 5 pm. which is free and open to the public. The Saturday (March 8) workshop is for child professionals (child workers, teachers, camp counselors, therapists, and district yard-duty specialists). And the Sunday (March 9) workshop is for parents and extended family members,(babysitters, nannies, etc.) from the general public. Though BOTH workshops will cover the same information, the Day 1 Workshop (for professionals) will build upon strategies as they apply to education and child work in an early childhood and elementary school age settings and Day 2 (please register on Day Two link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559325) will build upon strategies as they apply to home & family work. Please feel free to choose whichever works best for you. Please also note that there will not be any childcare facilities during the workshop.
Boy and Girls Club (View)
24909 Newhall Ave
Newhall, CA 91321