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Sat, May 04



Risky Play in the Digital Age Workshop: Embracing Challenge & Nurturing Growth

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Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


About the event

Risky Play in the Digital Age Workshop: Embracing Challenge & Nurturing Growth

Online Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm (including a 30 mins break)

Dive into an engaging 4-hour workshop where we'll explore the world of Risky Play,

 a pivotal element in the comprehensive growth and development of a child.

 Grasp the numerous benefits it offers and learn how to integrate it safely and effectively into your programs. 

We'll also discuss the complexities of 'weapons play' that so often emerges during socio-dramatic play sessions and

 discuss its potential challenges.

In today's digital era, screens play a prominent role in our lives.

 We'll examine how our digital lifestyles intersect with Risky Play, shedding light on the associated risks and benefits,

 and emphasizing the significance of integrating digital stewardship in our programs.

Join us in ensuring our children thrive in both the physical and digital realms.

ELF learning pathways:

Well-being and Belonging:

Risky play, when approached thoughtfully, nurtures a child's sense of well-being and fosters a robust sense of belonging.

 In our workshop, we'll discuss how children, through safe yet challenging play scenarios, 

can develop a deeper connection to their environment, peers, and communities.

 We'll emphasize the importance of creating inclusive spaces where every child feels seen, heard, and valued,

 making them confident risk-takers and active participants in their learning journey.

Exploration and Creativity:

Recognize how Risky Play acts as a catalyst for children to explore their surroundings and express their understanding of the world.

 Our sessions will provide insights into how kids use play as a medium of self-expression, 

fostering their creativity and innovative spirit.

 We'll also address how 'weapons play' during socio-dramatic play sessions can be safely integrated into programming, 

furthering a child's innate desire to make sense of the world around them.

As digital screens become more ingrained in our lives, we'll further explore how our digital lifestyles intertwine with Risky Play.

 Together, we'll uncover the balance between physical exploration and digital experiences, ensuring our children flourish in an ever-evolving world.

Suitable for ECE students, parents, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, 

from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Workshop Registration

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Registration closes: May 4th

Credit Hours: 4

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