The Power of Play – stimulating children in terms of EQ and IQ

Time : 09:00 – 12:30
Type of Training : Workshop
Who should attend:

Parents, Teachers, Remedial Teachers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychometrists, Registered Counsellors and other professionals who work with children

Course Overview

This talk focuses on the idea that IQ and general intelligence is not set in stone but is malleable and can be developed. The following is discussed:

  • IQ
    • Traditional concepts of intelligence changing to Multiple Intelligences
    • Development of Intelligence
  • EQ
    • What is EQ? Why is EQ important?
  • Holistic development through play using a variety of play opportunities
    • The role of technology in play
  • Therapy disguised as play & the concept of Special Play
  • Troublesome play
    • Aggressive play
    • Sexual Play
    • Ritualistic or Odd Play
  • Avoiding Gender Stereotyping

  • Gaining an understanding of Multiple Intelligences including Emotional Intelligence and how these are best developed in children through play
  • Insight into how technology can be used constructively to aid children’s development
  • Gaining an understanding of types of play including play that indicates that the child is experiencing difficulties
  • Insight into the importance of avoiding gender stereotyping and some ideas of how to do this
What is included?

  • A hand out with notes summarising the talk
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