Making Sense of Play

Why children NEED to play | taught by Neufeld Institute
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Course description

Play - at least the kind that builds brains and forwards development - is becoming an endangered activity among those who need to engage in it most. Part of the problem is the premature pressure on children to learn and to become socialized. Another factor is that play has increasingly become associated with a sport or a screen activity. Probably our most significant failing is our lack of collective understanding concerning the pivotal role of play in development. We have never known more about the value of play and at the same time, we have never been so in need of this knowledge. The importance of play has become eclipsed by the urgency surrounding children’s conduct and achievements.

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Neufeld Institute

The Neufeld Institute provides education and training to adults involved with children using the attachment-based developmental model created by psychologist Gordon Neufeld. The education and training is provided through personalized study programs as well as through presentations, seminars and courses, including video courses. The Neufeld Institute also trains individuals to deliver this education and training.

2 ECE Hours


NEUFELD INSTITUTE OFFICE: 2155 West 36th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6M 1L3.

Phone: 604-263-4278. Fax: 604-261-2048.

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Reviews (1)

Title is explanatory of content

by Rebecca Roosdahl
Information is presented in a logical layout. Depending on the persons viewing, some terms or phrases may be confusing without background knowledge. When written material is read in conjunction with watching the video, the phrases and terms are explained comprehensively. I enjoyed the ease and familiar tone of Dr. Neufeld's presentation.

Title is explanatory of content

by Rebecca Roosdahl
Information is presented in a logical layout. Depending on the persons viewing, some terms or phrases may be confusing without background knowledge. When written material is read in conjunction with watching the video, the phrases and terms are explained comprehensively. I enjoyed the ease and familiar tone of Dr. Neufeld's presentation.
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