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Play isn’t just recreation – it’s an approach to life! Every action involves the whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Play is basic to children’s wellbeing; it’s their way to discover the world, express themselves, and cope with difficulty.

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The Midlands Training Company, Coventry (Online)
£30.00

This course is available on the The Midlands Training Company website.

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Play, for children, isn’t just recreation – it’s their approach to life! Every action is undertaken with the whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Play is basic to wellbeing; it’s their way to discover the world, express themselves, and sometimes, cope with difficulty. Because of this, children’s play must be respected. This short course looks at how children play, and how adults can support them.

Learning outcomes
• You will gain an understanding of the play opportunities found in materials and nature, and the importance of a relaxed, no-pressure approach to time in open-ended play
• You will know how to support children using unit blocks and small-world play, and appreciate the positive effects this type of play can have on child development
• You will be introduced to the twelve features of play, as defined by Tina Bruce
• You will understand why children of all ages need abundant time for active free-flow play, and how adults can show the children they support that they respect this
• Electronic activities for children and their usefulness and relevance to child development will be explored, and questions will be asked about the long-term effects of such play
• You will be shown suggestions for ideas and activities for different types of play, as well as practitioner accounts of play activities they have initiated with the children they support

Advantages of this course
• A wealth of open-ended play can build a foundation of confidence that enables children to take responsibility and meet life with determination and joy. This short course will help you to create, lead, and reflect on play opportunities for children.
• With the increase in electronic activities being used for play, this course will consider their usefulness and relevance to child development. Ways to encourage children to play in more natural environments, and interact with peers will be considered.

About The Midlands Training Company

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Our team devise and create easy to use e-learning software. We commission, film, format, and edit professional digital learning resources in partnership with occupationally competent subject specialists to accompany full qualifications as well as CPD short courses.

Our software and resources are brought to you by a team of qualified assessors, IQAs, teachers and IT masterminds – so we understand the needs of our clients; from the individual learner, all the way to the external verifier and awarding organisation. The Laser is endorsed by awarding organisation, NCFE CACHE, and is used across the UK, as well as internationally, to deliver full UK qualifications, training courses, and CPD short courses.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, approachable company with big, innovative ideas; powered by professional experience and an unstoppable can-do attitude.

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