This DVD considers WHY children need to play and WHAT they need for true play to result.
Play – at least the kind that builds brains and forwards development – is becoming an endangered activity! Part of the problem is the premature pressure on children to learn and to become socialized. Another factor is the amount of screen time that children engage in. The most significant factor however, is the failure to provide the kind of conditions that result in the kind of play that helps children realize their true potential.
So much of today’s ‘play’ is not true play at all! Computer and ipad games are not true play and are actually damaging our children’s social, emotional and neurological development. Their physical development – large muscle skills and co-ordination and balance can also be affected. Eye sight problems due to screen brightness and maintaining the same visual distance can develop.
So what is true play and how can we encourage this in our children?
This DVD will show parents the importance of true play for healthy child development. It will also help parents avoid the traps that we so often fall into when it comes to raising our children in this digital world.
The information contained in this 2 hour DVD seminar is a must for all parents, day-care providers, and early childhood educators. Play is not optional from a developmental point of view. Participants will not only learn what kind of play is most beneficial but also how to support this activity in children. The information in this two hour seminar applies to children of all ages, although the focus is on young childhood.
Dr. Neufeld is a Vancouver based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. He is a foremost authority on child development, an international speaker, a best selling author (Hold on to Your Kids), and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm.
This DVD applies to all ages and all settings including:
- Parents with children
- Early Childhood Educators
- Teachers and assistants working in early childhood education and early elementary years
- Helping professionals working with all ages
Our guarantee: If this DVD does not meet your expectations we offer you a free, one hour telephone or skype consultation, if you return the DVD in good condition, and your money back.
For more advice on how children’s brains develop best check out our 7 practices for brain growth article.