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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Let the Wild Rumpus Start: Play Webinar

child and parent playing with toy store
Child-led play in Hawkins
As a huge proponent of play and the MANY benefits of it, I'm really excited to watch this webinar with Carissa Christner (who many of you will remember as a popular workshop presenter a few years ago).  The webinar is sponsored by the UW-Madison iSchool, and is FREE.    Yay, Play!
June 6 at 12:00 p.m. CST 
Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming
Carissa Christner (’12), Youth Services Librarian, Madison Public Library – Alicia Ashman Neighborhood Library
Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to spend your summer programming hours than hiring magicians and jugglers?  Do you struggle with ways to incorporate truly authentic play (the kind YOU engaged in as a kid, not the kind directed by adults) into your library offerings?  Not sure how much guidance to provide in open-exploration sessions for toddlers? Are you looking for more ways to encourage literacy skills and parent education?  This webinar will introduce you to a radical new library program idea being pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, based on a groundbreaking new educational philosophy called Anji Play. Learn how Carissa has adapted this approach, originally developed for schools, into a library-friendly format that both kids and parents love.

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