WHY PLAY LEARN GROW?
PLAY LEARN GROW workshops are fun, interactive learning sessions that will help to ensure that a baby’s early years do not just slip away – and with them the amazing opportunity to shape a little body, emotions and thought patterns. In workshop 1 our focus is on LEARNING in the early years. We define What is learning? and How do babies and toddlers learn best? In workshop 2 we look at specific physical and emotional developmental milestones and how they engineer a sturdy bridge to school readiness.Come PLAY with us! Come LEARN with us! Come GROW with us!
Parents, educators, therapists, and absolutely everyone else who is passionate about baby development! The purpose of PLAY LEARN GROW workshops 1 and 2, is to introduce you to a book-companion that highlights some of the most significant developmental milestones for the first 36 months of a child’s life. The activities in PLAY LEARN GROW are age-appropriate and correspond to the latest research in development, especially brain development. In addition, each age-related phase concludes with a checklist that offers you the assurance that your little one is progressing. Faster is not better but progress is important, and fun! A caring adult + play = the best brain food for 0 – 3 year olds.
HOW & WHEN?
This is a classroom style workshop for adults. Workshop 1 and workshop 2 consists of 3 hours each. Your Play Learn Grow Facilitator will determine whether the workshops will take place over 2 mornings, 2 afternoons, or whether it will be presented as a 1 day workshop with tea and lunch breaks in between. Your registration fee includes Dr Melodie de Jager’s book, PLAY LEARN GROW (to the value of R305), as well as a certificate on completion. Play Learn Grow workshops are presented nationally in Afrikaans and English and our reading material is also available in both languages.