This workshop aims to inspire and upskill early years practitioners working with children 0-5 years and their families.
The workshop uses the latest neuroscience research to explain the fundamentals of brain development and how everyday interactions with young children can be modified to support enriched learning experiences.
Participants learn about the latest research on early childhood brain development, how language and literacy skills develop and a wide range of practical tips to build confidence in choosing and using books and songs. They also receive tools to evaluate the effectiveness of their current children’s sessions/programs and consider new ideas to positively and effectively engage with families in the community.
Developed in consultation with the South Australian Department for Education (formerly DECD) and The COAG Education Council (formerly SCSEEC), topics covered include:
How the brain develops through use
Building blocks for speech and language
The importance of being engaged and doing
Books as a springboard to play
Tips for picture walks and storytelling
Each participant receives an educators toolkit containing picture books to support story and playtime literacy-based activities.