The Power of Play by Ria Newhouse / Spicer Public Library

//The Power of Play by Ria Newhouse / Spicer Public Library

The Power of Play by Ria Newhouse / Spicer Public Library

I attended the Power of Play workshop, facilitated by the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The workshop was 4 hours long and easily could have been longer — it was packed with information! The presenter covered a lot of ground — what does play look like, what memories did we have of playing, how (and why) do kids play, stages of play, what kinds of skills will kids need for the future (that play helps build), and more. I was really interested in the stages of play (how kids play as they age) and I wanted to learn more about how to incorporate purposeful play into my story times and work in general. Examples of new things going on at the Minnesota Children’s Museum were included and it made me really excited to take our 15 month old there! More and more information is being published about how kids today don’t have enough time devoted to play (coupled with too much screen time) — it was nice to take an afternoon to learn/relearn about how important play is to every aspect of a child’s life. Really well done workshop — 3 more are being offered in 2020 and I would definitely recommend this workshop!

2019-11-21T10:42:54+00:00Scholarship Reports|