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Day One – Provocations for Play
Play is the best way for a young child to learn. In the early years of a child’s life the way they learn to play, the resources they play with and the kind of engagement they ‘step’ into will contribute enormously to their development.
Environments should provide a place where children have opportunities to explore, learn and develop with the support of sensitive, knowledgeable adults. There should be access to prompts, artefacts and provocations to stimulate ideas and thought journeys.
Every child’s learning journey should be unique. How do we encourage, support and allow an individual learning journey for each child while ensuring all are engaged in meaningful opportunities and that child development is considered.
Day Two – Enriching Literacy and Numeracy in Early Learning
Literacy and Numeracy, the Gods of any curriculum?!
When considering how best to support our children in developing their literacy and numeracy skills we must consider learning for the 21st Century. We should fully consider the changing forms of language and mathematics which our children and young people are exposed to.
In this current era of quick communication it is the responsibility of practitioners to respond positively to changes and incorporate them in the learning opportunities we afford our children.
Consider the various numeracy skills that you may use in an hour, from telling the time to measuring quantities of breakfast cereal and milk to ensuring you have the correct bus fare. Everyday routines would be tricky without these core skills and when we use them in our everyday life we do so without giving them the recognition they deserve.
All early childhood practitioners have the responsibility to of supporting our children in the development of their literacy and numeracy skills then challenging, supporting and enhancing each learner to ensure that they develop and consolidate their skills.
Day Three – Experiential Learning
Some of the skills and techniques that will be shared;
The third day will use various examples, learning prompts, visual aids and PowerPoint messages from the first two days to begin to shape the way delegates will share and train in their own situations.
We will explore many engagement techniques and try out on fellow delegates short ideas and ‘trials’ to ensure each technique is understood.
Experiential Play Training Centre