All Weather Play: learn how to start an all weather play program at your school
Workshop Leader: Helen Nonn with Woven Wonder
Tuesday July 16th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Bernheim Visitor Center
Two hours of ECE-TRIS credit with completion
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Description: This training looks at the how and why of All Weather Play. In recent years, the research on the importance of outdoor time for children has been overwhelmingly positive. Once we understand the importance of this time to a child’s development, we run into challenges when the weather is less than ideal. This training looks at how you can bring All Weather Play to your school. We will dive into the reasons why it’s important, deal with the nuts and bolts of the process, and troubleshoot problem areas, like what do you do with all that MUD?? And what if you hate the rain? We will look at our own play and weather histories and how that affects the children around us.
+ What, why and how of All Weather Play
+ Ideas to help get everyone (including parents) on board
+ Problem scenarios and answers to the big “BUT…” areas
+ Nuts and Bolts of designing and implementing your program
+ Visuals to use in your classroom for dressing for all weather play
+ A book list of All Weather Play related books (read alouds and further reading)
+ How to make it work for kids (and adults) who don’t enjoy the weather
The Children at Play Network is pleased to be working with Helen Nonn for this two hour workshop. Helen is one of our project partners with the Plant and Play project that the Children at Play Network is assisting with located in Castlewood Park, Lexington Kentucky. This workshop provides two-hours of credit through the ECE-TRIS system but it is also a wonderful refresher course for all people that work with children in outdoor settings. Helen is a licensed trainer through the ECE-TRIS system in Kentucky.