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Introduction to Children's Play

  • 04 Jan 2018
  • 08 Feb 2018
  • 6 sessions
  • 04 Jan 2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • 11 Jan 2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • 18 Jan 2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • 25 Jan 2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • 01 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • 08 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
  • Beacon Children's Centre, Valley Gardens, Kingsway, Gloucester, GL2 2AR
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Introduction to Children's Play

Course Aim: To raise students’ awareness of the value of learning through play for young children and to gain skills to provide appropriate play activities.

Course Information: A very hands on practical course looking at play from the child’s perspective, exploring why children need to play and how they learn from it. Learners will develop a folder of ideas, information, resources and recipes and be involved with other students in practical activities and discussions, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas. The course includes:

· Child development

· The role of the adult

· Health and safety

· Equal opportunities

· Practical play activities; using paint, natural and recycled materials, food and snacks, stories and music, playdough, developing imaginative play

Suitable For:  Anyone currently working with, or wanting to work with children. It is a recommended pre-course activity for anyone aiming to start a qualification, run a toddler group or volunteer in any early years profession.

Date: Thursday 4th January to Thursday 8th February (6 sessions)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Venue: Beacon Children's Centre, Valley Gardens, Kingsway, Gloucester, GL2 2AR

Cost: £80 for members / £130 for non members 

 

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