This workshop aims to inspire and upskill early years practitioners working with children 0-5 years and their families.
Language, Literacy and Critical Thinking is a professional learning workshop that aims to upskill early childhood educators and staff in strategies for developing curiosity and critical thinking opportunities for children, which then build language and literacy skills.
The workshop aims to increase educators’ understanding of ways to scaffold learning by introducing play-based learning opportunities and continuous provision, which helps build children’s curiosity, analytical thinking, language and literacy. It includes discussion to support educators to plan practical activities that support and extend children’s learning experiences.
The workshop also provides opportunities for educators to share their own knowledge, ideas and strategies to strengthen relationships with families and build links with the home environment to ensure continued learning.
Each participant receives an educators toolkit containing picture books to support story and playtime literacy-based activities. These resources provide educators with assets and ideas to develop into their programming after the workshop.