The Power of Play

  • In-person discussion for parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers (adults only) 
  • Wed. Sept 2, 6:30pm behind Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, rain location is the large barn behind The Other Store
  • Led by Cook Librarians Amy Carter and Polly Mahoney and Early Childhood Educator Annaliese Smith 

The instinct to play develops and grows the brains, bodies and hearts of young children. In this presentation, you’ll learn about some of the play patterns that are natural to our species and how an adult’s observation, trust and curiosity can support this rich process. You’ll discover accessible examples of self-directed play as well as ideas for how play supports academic learning.

At Cook Library we’re always looking for ways to support you, the parents in our community. And especially now! We’ve been thinking about all that you are dealing with in these challenging times, and we’ve got something that we hope will help.

Play is what kids naturally do and there is an important reason for this. Play is the young brain and body’s way of developing itself. Amy and Polly have put together a program to help you understand what’s happening within your child’s play and how to support it better. It is the most powerful thing we can have our young children to do. So, if you’re looking for ways to support your child’s learning during these unusual times, you can let them play!

We hope you can join us for this program!

Amy and Polly

The Power of Play, Sept. 2
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