Teaching and Learning through Play in the Junior Classroom

“The best professional learning I’ve had in a long time packed into 6 hours!!!!”

“Thanks for Saturday, I loved it and my kids loved playing today and I loved seeing their imagination in action as well as some amazing social skills”

This workshop is designed for those beginning their journey into Play Based Learning in the Classroom. Covering the Year 0-3 level, we look at:

  • What the research says about play and how to effectively teach and learn through play
  • Aligning the NZ Curriculum with a play-based learning classroom practice
  • Understanding the developmental stages of your students and how to cater to their individual needs
  • Learning about functions of play and urges that guide our teaching and learning
  • Identifying these indicators within children’s play that suggest children are ready for a more inquiry-based approach to learning through play
  • How to begin assessing the skills and learning occurring during your student’s play activities


2020 Dates & Venues


**Registrations Now Open**

02, 03 & 04 September 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Online special $150 + GST per person (credit card payment only)

Online special $180 + GST per person (invoiced to your school)

Auckland: Flat Bush School

16 July 2020

**Registrations Closed: Workshop Full**

$220 + GST per person
9.30am – 3.30pm

Wellington: Ngati Toa School

24 July 2020

**Registrations Now Open**

$220 + GST per person
9.30am – 3.30pm

Christchurch: Venue TBC

7 August 2020

**Registrations Now Open**

$250 + GST per person
9.30am – 3.30pm

Tokoroa: Amisfield School

2 October 2020

**Registrations Now Open**

$230 + GST per person
9.30am – 3.30pm