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.

EYPDC Program Development and Early Years Consultant

Jan Blaxall, MASc, RECE, AECEO.C

Jan has 30 years of teaching Early Childhood Education courses at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario and Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario. Jan has co-authored an ECE textbook, Children at the Centre: Principles of Early Childhood Education in Canada and is a regular contributor to the Canadian Child Care Federation's Journal, Interaction. She is on the editorial board of IDEAS - Emotional Well-being in Child Care. Jan served as a member of Ontario's Expert Panel on an Early Learning Framework, for Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services. She works with the Psychology Foundation of Canada, promoting children's emotional wellness.

Course curriculum

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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...

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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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