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The Science of Play with Ben Kingston-Hughes

Is play good or profound? Is it simply offered or carefully crafted as essential and potentially life changing for children?

With new evidence to explore and fascinating insights in neuroscience, this transformative course led by the award winning and highly dynamic speaker Ben Kingston-Hughes, will re-examine the fundamental importance of play and how it forms the foundations for every aspect of children’s development.

Packed with a wealth of practical ideas to try and strategies for engaging our most vulnerable children, this is a day that will invigorate, motivate and inspire new ways of working. The benefits of positive, playful and highly engaged adults who create a culture of playful learning for children, will be the focus along with how the power of play can support children more than ever before in this post-pandemic world.

Through the day delegates will:
– Consider the idea of play as a distinct discipline
– Explore the profound impact of play for all children, and for vulnerable children experiencing delays in development
– Explore the role of ‘playful adults’ and how to strengthen engagement and interaction
– Be inspired by a range of practical strategies that can be used to support children

Date & Time

Face to Face Course
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Early Excellence Centre, Huddersfield

Live Webinar
Date: Thursday 30th March
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Pre-order the recording, which will be available from Monday 3rd April.

£135 (exc. VAT) per person

For more information and to book your place on this event, please follow the links below.

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Ben Kingston-Hughes, Education Consultant 

Ben-Kingston-Hughes Science of Play

Ben Kingston-Hughes has worked with vulnerable children across the UK for over 30 years and brings a wealth of classroom experience to share.  He is an international keynote speaker, author and multi award-winning trainer. He has appeared on television several times working on a variety of children’s projects and his distinctive blend of humour, neuroscience and real-life practical experiences have made his training invaluable for anyone working with children. His new book, “A Very Unusual Journey into Play” will be available to purchase on the day.