New Zealand Infant and Toddler Consortium Seminar Day
Where: The Kelvin Hotel, Invercargill
Cost: $97+ fees
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Join us for a day lead by practitioners who actively work to implement Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach in their daily practice.
Ania Wojcikowski - Environments that support Uninterrupted Free Play.
How do we create environments that work to facilitate free uninterrupted play? I'll share some thoughts/ideas about what has worked for us in our centre. The things we consider when changing play spaces and how we set up for each day. We will also discuss challenges and restraints and how we can best work within those to support the children.
Anita Homewood - See me, hear me, know me: Capturing the Learning for Infants and Toddlers.
We have the privilege of working with a curriculum recognising all children, as competent and confident learners and communicators. This aligns beautifully with Magda Gerber’s image of the child and the Educaring® Approach. With this in mind, our attention turns to how we capture and document this rich, valuable learning.
We will look at ways of noticing and recognising learning and development specific to infants and toddlers; and ways of responding that allows them to take the lead in their learning.
Nardine Rhind - Conflict and Toddlers
As Magda Gerber suggests, 'If everytime adults jump in and bring in their version of what is right, the children learn either to depend on them or to defy them. The more we trust they can solve, they more they do learn to solve.'
Let's explores the adults role in conflict situations with toddlers. How can we help to manage and resolve conflict? Simply, by allowing them to experience it, giving them time to work through these situations. We’ll look at what this support looks like, thinking intentionally about when/how we intervene.