Organizer

Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services

Speaker

Location

Virtual

Date

Apr 17 2024

Time

All Day

Parent Night- The Loss Of Play In The Lives Of Children: Ramifications And Remedies

Parents of Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services. Please see KRFCSS for more information.

 

The Loss Of Play In The Lives Of Children: Ramifications And Remedies

Growing numbers of us have replaced play with entertainment. We are now seeing the emotional side effects of the loss of play in the lives of children and youth as aggression and anxiety in our young increases. Play provides us a safe space to access our feelings and in doing so, it serves a significant role in the unfolding of human potential. When we hear the word ‘play,’ many of us think of young children and toys. This workshop will expand our understanding of what ‘play’ is and the importance of it in our lives at all stages of development. We will examine how play can make it easier to access feelings – a key aspect to development and maturation. We also look at ways that play can help children release frustration and discover their capacity. Discover the extraordinary power of play and how it can provide essential emotional outlets and build resilience for our children and youth.

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