PLAY LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Understand and apply a knowledge of Children's play to help children's physical and intellectual development.
This course will ensure you develop an understanding of the importance of play and childhood interactions. It gives practical methodologies for productive activities for children.
The content is challenging touching on aspects of psychology and management - a real learning experience.
"A truly cohesive course. Excellent in fact! Absolutely essential for anyone working in child-care, a play leader at a children's vacation camp or even parents who want to understand more about the importance of play in child development. This course gives a very in-depth look at a variety of topics which carry tremendous value in understanding children!" Jade Sciascia, former Youth Leader, Sexual Health and Relationships Educator and High School Teacher.
There are ten lessons in this course, plus one special project, covering:
- Understanding Play
- Leadership Skills
- Planning Play Programs
- Child Development through Play
- Play Safety
- Physical Play
- Social Play
- Adventure Playground.
- Play Apparatus
Duration: 100 hours
Explain the purpose of play in the cognitive, physical and social development of a child.
Determine the skills required to carry out a play leadership role in different situations
Plan for a supervised children's play program.
To develop a basic understanding of the impact of play upon the psychological development of a child.
To determine appropriate measures to take to protect a child's safety when at play, while minimising any interference which might diminish the quality of the play experience.
Explain options for physical play activities, including games and sports, in a supervised play program.
Develop an understanding of options for social play activities, in a supervised play program.
To develop a basic ability to plan, establish and manage a supervised adventure
To develop an ability to evaluate a range of different play apparatus, including playground structures, toys, sports equipment, commenting on quality, safety features, appropriate applications and cost benefit.
To broaden your scope of opportunities that can be offered for children to play, appropriate to a wide range of different situations.
Who will benefit from this course?
Youth leaders in community organisations or involved in community work
Coaches, trainers, and others involved in child health and fitness
Child carers, or people looking to transition into the early childhood industry
At the end of this course you will:
- Understand how to plan, establish and manage a supervised adventure
- Be able to explain the purpose of play in the cognitive, physical and social development of a child.
- Understand how to effectively use play resources and structures in your interactions with children
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