THE WORKSHOPS

The Pop-up Adventure Play staff will be giving TWO workshops for more in depth instruction and information on creating and facilitating self directed play at work and at home.  The first workshop will be for education professionals, government officials, play yard designers, etc.  The second workshop will be for parents, grand-parents, and anyone curious about the many facets of play.  Each workshop is $20, all proceeds go to offset the costs of the tour travel. 

**Tickets at the door are available as a CASH ONLY transaction**

Here are the details:

WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONALS
Saturday March 8th, 9am-12pm
Boys and Girls Club
24909 Newhall Ave.
Newhall, CA 91321

Get your tickets for the Professional Workshop here.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Play

This workshop discusses play’s distinct qualities and benefits, drawing on UK based play work 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 play work 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

WORKSHOP FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
Sunday March 9th, 9am-12pm
img_8820_space_tree1-e1388286788901A Little Patch of Earth Preschool
24436 Valley Street
Newhall, CA 91321
661 753 9023
www.alittlepatchofearth.com

Get your tickets for the General Public Workshop here.

The Amazing Benefits of Play

This workshop focuses on providing a solid foundation to discuss play’s distinct qualities and benefits, emphasizing those related to whole child learning, health and development.
By clearly distinguishing children’s self directed play from adult-led activities, we will outline ways to support children’s processes without intervening, and explain simple and immediate ways to improve any environment for play. Working from a strong foundation in the adventure play movement and play work, we offer a uniquely engaging and informative approach to the subject and we include time for participants to play!

This workshop is intended for a broad audience, including those whose direct experience of play is limited.

This workshop includes:

  • What we mean when we say ‘play’ essential terms and definitions
  • An invitation to play, followed by group reflection
  • Children’s need to play, and the landscape of children’s lives today
  • 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 applying the essentials of a playwork approach in any setting

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

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