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Learn to Play Therapy - Workshop

For For Teachers:  Kindergarten/Schools (In June)

June, 2024

Teacher and Class

Unlock the power of play in education!


The Learn To Play Approach empowers teachers with a profound understanding of pretend play's crucial role in literacy, narrative skills, social competence, and self-regulation.

Join our 2-Day Workshop, immersed in the practical Pretend Play Checklist for Teachers. This assessment tool guides teachers in observing and reporting on children's play abilities, identifying curriculum activities, and enhancing parent communication. The workshop, featuring small group activities and insights from "Learning Through Play in the Primary School," equips educators to craft play-based learning for optimal child development.

Elevate your teaching with the Learn to Play Approach!


  • Identify the importance of play within the curriculum

  • Understand pretend play assessments

  • Administer, score, and interpret Pretend Play Checklist for Teachers (PPCT)

  • Gain insight into innovative pedagogical practices

  • Plan classroom-based play scenarios supporting learning outcomes

Workshop Highlights:

  • Practical workshop with case studies

  • Avail a 'Learning Through Play in the Primary School' book

  • Small group work designing play activities and identifying foundational skills

DAY -  01 Foundation

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn To Play Framework

  • Connecting pretend play to literacy, narrative understanding, social competence, and self-regulation

  • How Learn To Play supports learning outcomes

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Understanding Assessment using the Pretend Play Checklist for Teachers

  • Working through case studies via small group work

11:50 am - 1:20 pm

  • Pretend Play and The Brain

  • Connecting brain development, emotional regulation, and pretend play

  • Identifying the neurobiology of learning

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Assessment by video analysis, exploring key features and linking to the science of play

DAY -  02 Principles and Planning

9:30 am – 11:30 am

What is Learn To Play

  • Exploring responding to the child, not directing

  • 8 key principles and exploring emotional engagement

  • Techniques of tracking/empathic reflection

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Approach planning and implementation

  • Reviewing case studies, working on goal setting, planning approaches for kinder with curriculum links

11:50 am – 1:20 pm

  • Video analysis of Learn To Play and exploration of play skills

  • Activities working in groups to create a narrative

  • Understanding the six key play skills of the Learn To Play framework

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Considering links between pretend play development, self-regulation, and social competence

  • Group work to identify strategies


Unlock the potential of your teaching skills with our Green Stream certification (Learn to Play for Teachers). The 2-day workshop is a crucial step towards achieving this certification. Dive into the world of Learn to Play, enhance your teaching practices, and contribute to your professional development.

How it Works:

  1. Attend our 2-day Learn to Play Workshop for Teachers.

  2. Gain valuable insights and skills that align with the Green Stream certification.

  3. Contribute to children's developmental outcomes through purposeful play.

  4. Fill out the form to register your interest and proceed to the next steps toward certification.

Stay tuned for updates on this exciting certification opportunity in 2024.

Ready to elevate your teaching expertise?

Elevate your teaching with the Learn To Play Approach. Fill out the form to connect with us today and embark on a journey of impactful education!

Currently taking Expression of Interest!

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