Rough and Tumble Play: How Important Is It?

How Important Is It? | taught by Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C

Course description

As early years education has moved in a more academic direction, play has taken second place in the focus of educators. This module looks at how the neglect or discouraging of rough-and-tumble play may be jeopardizing children's development in a number of areas.
Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C
Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C
EYPDC Program Development and Early Years Consultant

Jan has 30 years of teaching Early Childhood Education courses at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario and Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario.  While "retired" Jan researches and provides on-line professional learning opportunities for Dominion Learning Institute of Canada and for interactive professional learning and consultation to Early Years professionals. Jan served as a member of Ontario's Expert Panel on an Early Learning Framework, Ministry of Education. She works with the Psychology Foundation of Canada, promoting children's emotional wellness, and is a trainer for their Kids Have Stress Too! programs. Jan has co-authored an ECE textbook, Children at the Centre: Principles of Early Childhood Education in Canada

Reviews (3)

by Tiffany Mansbridge

by Patricia Roubicek

Great information!

by Tanya Grace
I've recently noticed a rise in information on rough and tumble play and was excited to see an online course offered here. The information was excellent, and really made me think of how I could incorporate more rough in tumble play periods with the children in my life. I think it would be a great workshop to offer to parents to educate them on the importance of this kind of play.

by Tiffany Mansbridge

by Patricia Roubicek

Great information!

by Tanya Grace
I've recently noticed a rise in information on rough and tumble play and was excited to see an online course offered here. The information was excellent, and really made me think of how I could incorporate more rough in tumble play periods with the children in my life. I think it would be a great workshop to offer to parents to educate them on the importance of this kind of play.
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