At Nature Play we have found that without the addition of toys, as well as simply being in an outdoor environment, that conflict is scarce. However, every once in a while one child decides, “That is MY stick!” when it is in another child’s hand.
Conflict in life is normal. Learning to handle a conflict is one of the key learnings for peaceful living. The best ‘conflict management workshop’ in the world happens in young children’s social or cooperative play – if there is appropriate adult guidance. The ways in which we support the child who is in conflict sets the pattern for how they themselves will handle conflict as an adult.
This workshop takes a deep look at
- the nature of conflict
- the difference between conflict, aggression and violence
- sharing and ownership
- how we can best support the child when conflict ‘learning opportunities’ arise
- tried and tested ways to peacefully negotiate over ‘the stick’
Promoting peaceful negotiations - Positive change at the grass roots level.
Who are these workshops for?
The workshops are tailored for adults who live and/or work alongside babies and children. They are for all who seek deeper understanding of their role in their child’s learning, and who want more skills, ‘useful tools’ to add to their ‘tool-belt’. The information is presented in a down-to-earth, jargon-free way that everyone can understand - parents, grandparents, carers, students and those who work in early childhood education.
What age group are we looking at?
Starting with the young infant and toddler we cover up to middle childhood.
About Nature Play
Nature Play offers weekly outdoor play sessions currently in 9 sites, 6 within the UK and 3 offshore. The space is created for children of all ages to connect with nature, lead their own play and motor development without the aid of toys, activities or direction. Adults have the opportunity to observe play unfolding, learn to support child-led play, and benefit from the on-line information Nature Play offers. www.nature-play.co.uk
Order of the day -
- 10.00am Settling in, tea and coffee and introductions
- 10.30am The workshop begins
- 12.00pm Light lunch provided
- 3.30pm Open discussion and questions
- 4.00pm End of the day
Food & drink -
The ticket price includes refreshments and a light lunch.
Other information -
Travel, parking and accomodation information will be available for ticket holders closer to the event date.