Thinking Outside the Blocks (Taking Learning Outside)

3 hours of Curriculum
Training Description: 

Children love to build because building is learning. Participants will learn how to select common and inexpensive materials and then place these things in the play environment to keep children building their intellectual ladder of success.

  1. Consider and discuss the adult role and child interactions during designated play times
  2. Identify the features of developmentally productive play – called Pure Play
  3. Name the four phases of play and their characteristic observable play behavior
  4. Develop strategies to set up a play environment for building play with different children in mind
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the positive impact that outdoor activities have on learning and development

Care-giver coaching is also available with 2 additional clock hours

Some of these workshops may be available in shorter formats.