For many people, toys and playgrounds have come to equal ‘child’s play’. Parents and teachers buy and use extensive amounts of plastic and other materials that are not good for the environment, for the Earth, and the future of our planet.
This workshop looks at
- the relationship between play and the materials-objects needed to facilitate productive play where the learning’s are rich
- the learning and values children need at each stage of their development if they are going to succeed in the modern world
- how we can provide those learning opportunities through environmentally friendly play
- raising eco-literate children, which might be the most important learning in the long term
What we do alongside our children now is an investment in their future, and in the future of the planet. Take home of pile of ideas, rather than products.
Raising environmentalists - 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.