The Drama of Play with Nicole Halton


“I’ll be the mum and you be the baby.” “No wait – you have to be the cat!” “But Batman doesn’t have a cat!”

Children’s dramatic play is often wildly entertaining, yet it can also spark a lot of wondering and reflection. Why do children play the way they do? Why do we see recurring themes in dramatic play? Should we allow superhero play in our setting? What about gun/weapon play? How do we challenge gender stereotypes?

Throughout this session, we will explore these questions and more, as well as the relationship elements of dramatic play and how, as educators, we can at times inhibit or enhance these. Participants will also consider the role of the physical environment and materials, as well as how we can observe and document this type of play in meaningful ways.

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This is a LIVE ONLINE session, where participants will connect to Zoom. Instructions to connect are provided in a PDF which you will be prompted to download upon completion of your registration. 

Q – I don’t have a zoom account, can I still participate?
A – Yes. You do not need a zoom account, you can simply connect using the instructions provided upon completion of your registration. 

Q – I can’t make that time, can I still watch the session? 
A – Yes. Although live attendance is definitely recommended (it is a great opportunity to feel connected!), we understand that you may not be able to make it along – things happen! Please contact us if you miss the session and we can provide you with the recording.

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Event Details

Start date: August 26, 2020

End date: August 26, 2020

Start time: 09:30 a.m. AEST

End time: 10:30 a.m. AEST