Rhodus Town, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2YA - ct1 1qu - Canterbury - United Kingdom
The Benefits of Block Play
A one day conference supported by the Froebel Trust
Saturday 6 June 2015
The agenda of the Conference focuses on critical issues such as:
• How does Lego Play Therapy benefit children with autism?
• How does block play help children engage in spatial and mathematical thinking?
• What type of environment and materials are needed to encourage block play?
• What is the practitioner’s role in facilitating block play?
Block play has been long viewed as an efficient tool for promoting child development. Despite this, many children have lost access to block play environments due to the `terror of performativity'. Play is being replaced by activities targeting the content of formal testing. The 4th Canterbury Froebel Conference brings together speakers from across the knowledge community to provide a unique opportunity for you to improve your understanding of children’s block play.
This event is aimed at headteachers and senior leaders, SENCOs, early years practitioners, teaching assistants, support teachers, special education professionals, psychologists, play workers, students and parents.
9.30 Registration and Coffee: Fairtrade English Tea, Fairtrade Fruit Teas, Coffee with a Large Danish Pastry, Orange Juice
10.00 Welcome by the Chair
10.10 Prof Tina Bruce (University of Roehampton/ Froebel Trust)
Block Play and Mathematical Learning
11.10 Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta (Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge/ UEA):
Using Lego to Facilitate Social Interaction Development in Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
12.10 Lunch: Premium Fish, Meat &Vegetarian Sandwich, Round of assorted deep filled locally handmade sandwiches on a variety of flavoured breads served with a basket of potato chips, and a selection of fruit
13.10 Deridra Armstrong and Jacqueline Matthew (Edinburgh Froebel Network)
Block Play: How a Froebelian Approach Can Help in Practice
14.10 Community Playthings
Block Play Materials: Workshop-demonstration
15.10 Concluding remarks and farewells by Prof Tina Bruce
15.20 Coffee, networking
Tea, coffee, orange juice and water with a selection of finger size cakes
Canterbury Christ Church University
Kent, CT1 2YA
The standard attendance fee is £65.
All registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
To book your place, please email email@example.com
Join us for enlightening presentations and valuable networking.