Workshop: Rethinking Sharing, Remembering Play
Duration: 120 mins
Social development has always been important in the early years. We want children to take turns and share. Social play is encouraged when children are required to share materials and supplies. This is not without consequence as disputes often arise. The common refrain, “who had it first?”, does not often lead to satisfying solutions. It is time to rethink turn-taking and sharing without sacrificing social development. Ample time to play with individual access to materials will be the new normal. Providing children with socially distant space and individualized sets of materials and supplies does not mean children sitting alone doing “tablework”! Play is paramount and social play is still possible! Children can share ideas, interests and passions without all the tensions that imposed sharing can produce. an era of COVID, how can educators support students well-being remotely and face to face?
Join Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE in this webinar about play-based learning in the time of COVID. Rethinking sharing can lead to new perspectives and possibilities. Products will be featured and suggestions for play invitations provided.
Diane Kashin, RECE
Diane is a registered early childhood educator in the province of Ontario and retired ECE professor. Diane taught at both the degree and the diploma level for over 30 years. Diane’s doctoral thesis on emergent curriculum was published in 2008 and she has co-written three ECE textbooks, Empowering Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education (2016), Playing and Learning in Early Childhood Education (2019) and Outdoor and Nature Play in Early Childhood Education (2019). Diane’s areas of interest include emergent curriculum, play-based learning, forest and nature schools, risky play, loose parts, the Reggio Emilia Approach™, and outdoor play. Diane writes a blog to support professional learning in early childhood education: Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research, and has presented workshops and keynote addresses in Ontario, across Canada and internationally. Diane also creates content for online learning courses including, Blocks Build Minds and Bodies and she presents webinars on various topics related to curriculum and pedagogy.