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1 4 th Biennial Jolyn Beeman Memorial Lecture Series Play in a Stressful World April 2, 2004 Madison, Wisconsin Mary L. Peters

2 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April PLAY Every Day!

3 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April What do we want to create together? What refusals have I postponed? What is my contribution to the current problem? What am I willing to commit? What price am I willing to pay?

4 Be Friend. Do Your Work. Play Every Day. MLP Classroom Rules

5 loving. working. playing. Elkind: “Thanks for the Memories article

6 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April PLAY = Personal Experiential Value Having fun Being outdoors Choosing freely Not working Pretending Enacting fantasy Drama Playing games Elkind: “Thanks for the Memory” article (from Brian Sutton Smith)

7 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April PLAY Enjoyment Pleasure for its own sake “Here and now ” Elkind: “Thanks for the Memory” article

8 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Developmentally Appropriate Practices 1. Universal 2. Individual 3. Contextual

9 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Responsiveness Knowledge of child development UNIVERSALS Relationship with individuals INDIVIDUAL Respect for culture and community CONTEXTUAL

10 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Children need to know 1.The world is a safe place 2.Their needs will be met 3.They will be cared for and protected by adults in their world The Hurried Child p. 105

11 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect What do you do to give a sense of reliability and predictability to a child’s day? 187

12 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect How do you help children feel good about themselves? 195

13 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect What do you do to support secure relationships? 74

14 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect How do you help children develop a sense that success is possible? 195

15 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect How do you honor spontaneous play? allow model observe enjoy 33

16 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect A sense of initiative How do you give children time to explore and investigate? How do you provide a responsive environment?

17 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Children need Opportunities to interact as equals from a base of reciprocal needs and interests. 128

18 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect How do you provide shared experiences?

19 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Children need “Family is a school of human relations in which children learn to live within society” School is a family in which children learn to live within society. 143

20 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Supporting REAL learning Class size Continuous flow of activity True individualization Involve children 179

21 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect How do you support real learning?

22 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Involve children through approaches that are Responsive Cooperative Constructive

23 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect What competes with play? In the child’s home In your setting In the larger context of society 183

24 Play is the most important discipline!

25 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Children need time. 181

26 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect How do you allow… Personal expression Aesthetic perspective Imagination 219

27 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April “Childhood is the most basic human right of children.” PLAY is the most basic right of life. 221

28 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Reflect How do you protect children from information overload? How do you protect children from emotional overload? 181

29 Protect the child’s right to play!

30 Assert your right to play!

31 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Consider Something you are currently learning to do… How is this NOT play?

32 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Remembering childhood phrases Come out to play…

33 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Consider Think of a time YOU played….

34 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April Consider Think of a time you observed a child in joyful play….

35 Play first!

36 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April What do we want to create together? What refusals have I postponed? What is my contribution to the current problem? What am I willing to commit? What price am I willing to pay? From Peter Block The Answer to How is Yes

37 M. L. Peters --"Play in a Stressful World"--April th Biennial Jolyn Beeman Memorial Lecture Series Play in a Stressful World April 2, 2004 Madison, Wisconsin Resources Books: Elkind, D. 3 rd ed The hurried child: growing up too fast too soon. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press. Block, P The answer to how is yes: acting on what matters. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. Handout Elkind, D Thanks for the memory: the lasting value of true play. Mary L. Peters Early Childhood Consultant – Special Education Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


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