- June 24, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Young boys often lack opportunities for authentic expression of gender specific social play. Especially for boys, the physical nature of play, including rough and tumble play, is fundamental for holistic and cognitive development of social understanding. However, physical play has been identified as a neglected aspect of play within early education environments. This session will explore strategies for educators seeking opportunities to effectively support the unique development of boys. Topic areas will include an exploration of rough and tumble play including issues for the inclusion or exclusion of this form of play in school environments, outdoor experiences through planning for activities and the physical space, and targeted support for pro-social cognition development for young boys.
SUITABLE FOR ALL EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Tannock
– This workshop will be held online through the Zoom platform.
– You will need access to a smartphone, laptop, tablet or computer with a camera and audio capabilities to join us.
– A link will be emailed to you in the days prior to the workshop.. Please click the link ten minutes before the workshop begins to join in. Further instructions will be included in the email.
– For safety reasons we will be locking the meeting at 6:45 pm, so please arrive early or on time to ensure you get in.
Venue: Online Workshop