AN INTRODUCTION TO PLAY SCHEMAS
NEWSLETTER ONE SCHEMAS OF PLAY SERIES
Have you ever found yourself at your wits' end when your little one insists on tossing their food on the floor, scattering toys around, or toppling block towers? You might be tempted to think they're just being difficult, but hold on a minute - there's actually a fascinating reason behind these seemingly frustrating behaviours!
Believe it or not, when your child engages in these repetitive actions, they're actually exploring a play schema. In other words, they're actively working towards making sense of the world they live in. And how do they do this? Through their play!
So if you find your child repeating the same behaviour over and over again, get curious. They're often simply trying to "solve the problem" and reach a deeper understanding of the world around them.
March at a glance:
An Introduction to Play Schemas - this email
The trajectory, connecting and transporting play schemas in detail - 14th March
The enclosing, positioning and enveloping play schema in detail - 21st March
The rotation, orientation and transforming play schema in detail - 28th March
What You’ll Learn in this article:
In newsletter 1 of the Play Schemas Mini Course, we are going to be exploring, ‘Why are play schemas important?’
What are play schemas?
The origins of play schemas
Why it’s important to learn about play schemas
An overview of the 9 main schemas
When play schemas typically start
How long children stay in a play schema
The importance of observing play schemas
How to observe play schemas
What do you receive as a paid subscriber?
Access to this article and the other newsletters in this mini course series (which are released over the course of March 2023)
Journal prompts and reflection questions
Access to the Playful Prompts library
Seasonal Rhythms Guide and Printable resources
New masterclass topics every month - plus access to previous masterclasses
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