Date(s) - Apr/14/18
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Playful Therapy: Understanding the Power of Play in our Homes, Classrooms and Therapeutic Settings
- Session C5 – Saturday April 14th, 2:30pm to 3:45pm
- Presented by Tamara Strijack and Hannah Beach
For many of us when we hear the word ‘play’ we think of young children and toys. 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 our children and adolescents.
This presentation will explore the many ways we play and the broader aspects of how play provides for natural therapy in our lives. We will address the role of play in our classrooms, homes and therapeutic settings.
We will discuss strategies for how to find play when play has been lost and look at ways that we can set up our environments to support children’s natural inclination towards expressive play.
Join Tamara and Hannah as they share insights into the extraordinary power of play and how it offers essential emotional outlets and builds resilience.