Bringing back 'natural childhoods' for emotional and physical wellbeing

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Childhood has changed dramatically. Children are kept within adult range, where they are more 'cotton-wooled', sedentary and indoors - yet children are more anxious. This workshop explores how to support children to experience a 'natural childhood' where they have freedom to enjoy active play and are supported in their emotional and physical development. We will get you started in the know-how to provide a range of experiences for physical wellbeing, such as yoga, massage and brain gym.

We also discuss skills and strategies to understand and support children's emotional wellbeing and need for connection, so that you can:

  • prepare children for change and transitions with child-focused routines
  • model empathy and respond to the emotions of children
  • support mastery and the develop of resilience.

You will leave this workshop inspired to create more natural indoor and outdoor environments with appropriate challenge, risk and comfort for children's learning and wellbeing. Providing for children's 'natural childhood' with unrushed play in environments that encourage agency, exploration and wellbeing will become a clearer focus in your role.

Workshop facilitator: Andrea Isitt

Event Details

Event Date 10-04-2019 9:00am
Event End Date 10-04-2019 2:00pm
Capacity 28
Available place 10
Individual Price $145.00
Heritage Function Centre at Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Q 4503
901 Dayboro Road Whiteside, Queensland 4503 Australia
Heritage Function Centre at Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Q 4503
$145.00 10
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