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The Gift of Play (by RIE® Associate Elsa Chahin)

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THE GIFT OF PLAY: RECOGNIZING AND RESPECTING YOUNG CHILDREN'S AMAZING POSSIBILITIES

The way young children go about play is very different from the way adults do. Research shows us that the direction of young children's play leads to unforeseen possibilities. This workshop will explore the meaning of play for young children and for the adults who care for them. What are the conditions necessary in order to respectfully facilitate young children's play? This question will be addressed through analysis, observation and dialogue.

A child’s life consists in great part, of play; it is a fundamental need. Every child should be allowed to play, whenever not involved in a caregiving activity. And to this I add the concept of free play. Not directed or instructed play, but free play where a child can have the opportunity to discover and let his imagination wander.

It may be at times difficult for adults to resist the temptation of telling the children ‘how’ to play. They may feel that they are not ‘doing’ anything by just being present in the play space among the children. However, one can experience joy when observing play, as it is a different level in the human condition: It is the ability to respect others’ needs and desires, and not to try to control them at all times.


ABOUT ELSA CHAHIN

An in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and infant-toddler consultant, Elsa Chahin has served as a keynote speaker and presenter at over 75 national and international conferences and seminars on the topic of caring for babies with respect.

One of only two certified and accredited Pikler® Trainers in North America personally endorsed by Dr. Pikler's daughter, Anna Tardos, a child psychologist, Ms. Chahin is currently the President of the internationally renowned non-profit corporation, Pikler/Loczy USA. With extensive training in the field, Ms. Chahin, is a gifted facilitator that brings her expertise in her consulting and advisory positions to new parents and professionals.

A staunch advocate of early childhood education and development, Ms. Chahin, a working group leader for Word Forum Foundation, RIE® Associate, and PITC trainer, is that rare leader who not only brings passion and commitment to her work, but a deep knowledge coupled with both insight and generosity. She was a professional ballerina and is Director of Dance at Seven Arrows Elementary. Her family is her driving force.

Learn more about Elsa here: https://elsachahin.com


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We will be hosting two parenting workshops with Elsa:
13 May 2017 - Connection Leads to Cooperation
14 May 2017 - The Gift of Play

The price for one workshop is S$120 per person or S$200 per couple. There is a discount if you attend both workshops: S$200 per person or S$380 per couple. Please note that these are adult-only workshops.


HOW TO REGISTER

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Sun May 14, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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Venue
Trehaus
Tickets
Single (1 workshop) SOLD OUT $120.00
Couple (1 workshop) SOLD OUT $200.00
Single (2 workshops) SOLD OUT $200.00
Venue Address
Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, #03-01, 238879 Singapore
Organizer
Chapter Zero Singapore
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