Just Playing - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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"Just Playing is Just Great"
Developmentally Appropriate Principles for Preschoolers

dvd of this workshop available at
www.FixedEarthFilms.com

FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:
Focus is on helping adults understand how play is appropriate and essential to early childhood development, i.e. that the children are never "just playing"; they are in fact always developing and learning. Developmental theory is made real, understandable, and applicable to your interactions with your children. Implications for activities and appropriate learning materials, and for setting the learning environment. Also, seven interest areas focuses for early childhood development.

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1. CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENTAL APPROPRIATENESS
  • Stages of Development- Example: Cognitive Development- Piaget
  • Sensorimotor (0-18 months)
  • Preoperational (18 months-age 7)
  • Concrete Operations (age 7-12)
  • Formal Operations (age 12 up)

2. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE AND INTERACTION
  • Appropriate Expectations
  • How Children Learn at Each Stage of Development
  • How Children Move From Stage to Stage
  • Appropriate Activities
  • Appropriate Learning Materials
  • Individualizing for Each Child
  • Relationship Between Teachers and Parents

3. SETTING ENVIRONMENT
  • Environmentally Based Learning
  • Indoor Space
  • Outdoor Space
  • Roles & Schedules

4. INTEREST AREA FOCUSES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Blocks                 Library Corner
  • House                 Corner Outdoors
  • Table Toys         Sand & Water
  • Art

11) EGOCENTRISM IN ADOLESCENTS' THOUGHTS
ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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