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Playshops for Staff & Parents

Minnesota Children's Museum
Informative, interactive playshops on the importance of play and ways adults help children get the most out of it.
Each of these workshops can be tailored for educators as staff development or geared toward parenting adults. Workshops can be held at the museum or your own location.
 
Three Workshops to Choose From:

The Power of Play

In this interactive workshop, attendees learn about the power and benefits of play and the role of adults in supporting it.
Sessions can range from a 45-minute keynote to a three-hour workshop.

Building Brains Through Play

In this four-part series of workshops, attendees get in-depth information on how play supports children’s brain development, executive function and the development of skills for school and life. It also covers the role of adults in supporting play and executive function.
Four two-hour sessions. Parent/Child practice time can be included as part of this workshop.

Executive Function and Play

Attendees learn about the power of play and its role in supporting executive function in this interactive session.
Two-hour session.
All workshops are led by Jamie Brother, family learning program manager for Minnesota Children’s Museum. Jamie is an early childhood development specialist with more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education and adult learning.
 
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