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Presented by Marie Richardson
Children are born naturally curious. They should be eager to investigate and enquire about the world they find themselves in. It is therefore our job to offer a world of fabulous play to ensure they feel safe and are confident to act on that natural instinct to be curious.
It is suggested that sensory stimulation encourages endorphins, “happy,” “feel good” chemicals in the brain. These chemicals can become addictive, causing the individual to repeat the activity in order to renew the good feeling.
The world is packed with sensory information. Bright lights, traffic noise, chatting people, the scents and aromas of foods, the feel of the sun or tickle of the rain. We now know that even before birth children learn about the world by tasting, touching, smelling, listening, looking and moving around.
In fact, children best develop their enquiry by actively participating in the world. Babies wiggle their fingers. Toddlers repeat sing-song words. Through each of these activities, children learn to process sensory input and they discover how they fit in with the world.
This will be a totally practical day. There be over 30 practical play experiences set up for delegates to explore, reflect on and develop. Each play experience will be fully considered as to how it allows learning to take place. Delegates will also discuss how they may adapt them through scaffolding thinking.
Delegate Fee – £120 + VAT
Experiential Play Training Centre