Thank you, Baton Rouge, for coming out on Mother's Day to discuss PLAY with me!
I was beyond thrilled to have such an active, engaged group of co-learners - the discussions we had were better than I imagined they'd be, and it seems that everyone came away feeling empowered and excited about PLAY!
I can't wait to hold more sessions and dig deeper into our ideas.
(real life kids playing with real life loose parts)
(My presentation on a big screen!)
(How you KNOW I'm an expert)
Below is the power point itself - video of the presentation coming later
Here is a (totally non-comprehensive) list of resources referenced in my presentation or that I otherwise find helpful. This will be an ongoing work in progress.
Articles and Published Studies I Referenced:
Bos, Bev, Don't Move the Muffin Tins: A Hands-Off Guide to Art for the Young Child
Bronson, Po, and Merryman, Ashley, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
Daly, Lisa and Beloglovsky, Miriam, Loose Parts: Inspiring Young Children
Edwards, Carolyn; Gandini, Lella; and Forman, George, editors, The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation
Hanscom, Angela J., Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children
Johnson, Jeff A, Babies in the Rain
Johnson, Jeff A. and Johnson, Tasha A., Do-it-Yourself Early Learning
Johnson, Jeff A. and Dinger, Denita, Let's Play: (Un)Curriculum Early Learning Adventures
Johnson, Jeff A. and Dinger, Denita, Let Them Play: An Early Learning (Un)Curriculum
Louv, Richard, The Last Child in the Woods
Louv, Richard, Vitamin N: 500 Ways to Enrich the Health and Happiness of Your Family and Community
Murphy, Lisa, Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning
Shumaker, Heather, It's Okay Not to Share
Shumaker, Heather, It's Okay to Go Up the Slide
Skenazy, Lenore, Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)