Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork Series: Theories of Play

Participants had the opportunity to dive deeply into what play is for older children and the role of the adult within children’s play and supporting a move towards a child-led agenda. Participants were introduced to the ‘Playwork Principles’ and the ‘Play Types’ as tools to support practice and playfulness.

What Participants Had to Say

“The most meaningful part of the session was learning the benefits of risk taking and its emotional benefits.”
“I will now be facilitating the children’s outdoor explorations more often and with less teacher involvement.”

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