Ben 10 Strikes Again! Superhero and Weapon Play

Date(s) - 09/11/2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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For all those working with children birth to five years

Superheroes and popular culture can have tremendous power to motivate and inspire young children, but we can often feel challenged to find positive and creative ways to support and develop this play in our settings.
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns and take away lots of helpful, practical ideas to use immediately.
Delegates will consider:-
• The differences between boys and girls learning styles and how this relates to the children they work with.
• Why superhero and weapon play can inspire so much interest, passion and energy!
• Links to some of the latest research on superhero and weapon play.
• Practical ideas to support children’s creativity, learning and development.
• Some of the challenges associated with this type of play, and ways to set safe limits.

The day is planned for different levels of experience and expertise. It will involve small group discussion, practical activities and a visual presentation. Handouts with references and ideas, plus a sample superhero/weapon play policy are included.

Trainer Biography

Anni begin working with young children in a co-operative, parent-run playgroup in the late 1980’s. She went on to run and manage the setting, and since then has worked across the UK and Europe as a trainer, consultant and writer. She specialises in expressive arts, creativity and personal, social and emotional development. She took part in the National Children’s Bureau PEAL scheme (Parents, Early Years and Learning 2007) and is a founding Associate of Early Education. She works with settings on a variety of creative projects. Her background in the arts, education and psychotherapy gives her a unique perspective on early years and her approach is to inspire, inform and help practitioners identify strengths as well as areas to develop.

Delegate Fee – £120+VAT

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