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A Pop Up Big Idea Experience The Play's the Thing with Gretchen Reynolds

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The Bridge-Kanata

285 Roger Neilson Way

Ottawa, ON K2T 1C4

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An exciting idea has emerged and we are honoured to host a Pop Up Big Idea Experience with Gretchen Reynolds, author, Early Childhood Professor, and an authority on children’s play. Join us as we think about:

  • How young children learn by constructing knowledge through explorations and play with materials, actions, and ideas, and in relationships with others.

  • How skilled teachers nurture children’s competence as players. As active as children are, a teacher-as-artist promotes complex, meaningful play.

  • Practicing a teaching role that best suits the learning child: stage manager, mediator, player, scribe, assessor and communicator, and planner.

Children play to learn…and learn to play. Young children represent their experiences and ideas through play, engaging in the human tradition of symbol-making in order to know. Mastering play is the first big step in mastering oral and written language.

Questions we will explore include: - How do teachers interrupt play? - What are teachers’ uses (and abuses) of power? - Can a teacher play beside children? - Can we learn to see the learning in play?

Note: Participants will need a photo or a story of a child at play. Use a mobile device if you wish.

Participants: This will interest educators and teachers in: preschool and child care programs, home child care programs, kindergarten and school-age programs, EarlyOn programs, environments for children with special needs, Early Childhood Education students, and family members.


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285 Roger Neilson Way

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