An Introduction to the World of Schematic Play

Date(s) - 16/01/2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Presented by Marie Richardson

Play has a huge role to play in developing a child’s brain. Play provides the brain with building blocks for thinking, action, development and growth. Schematic play is therefore a vital part of our understanding of play in an early years setting.

Schema can be seen as a natural and important part of every child’s development. They are like a ‘urge’ that can’t really be controlled. An action that is necessary for a young child to participate in. These natural urges can often be seen as a child plays.

“Patterns of repeated behaviour which can often be noticed in young children’s play” (Building The Ambition, 2014)
A child can become fascinated by throwing (‘trajectory’ schema) anything and everything, over and over again over prolonged periods or it may be fleeting. This repeated pattern of behaviour forges connections in the brain, a process of doing and thinking that unfolds learning and growth.

Delegates will be

• Introduced to the theory of Schematic Play
• Explore the various Schema patterns of behaviour
• Consider what they look like in practice
• Discuss how they can be supported in the setting
• Reflect on their role in the world of Schema

Delegate Fee – £120+VAT

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