Fostering Kidz Conference – Keynote: Creating Connection Through Play – Auckland, New Zealand
October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019
Children don’t often have the words to communicate how they are feeling, yet they can communicate their thoughts and feelings fluently through their play. Without understanding the importance of play, the role of play in a child’s life and how to use play to create connection, caregivers may be missing one of the most important ways to establish relationship and connection with the young people in their lives.
This workshop is designed to give caregivers pertinent information on how to understand the meaning behind children’s play, so that they can better understand what children are attempting to express. Participants will also learn how to assess a child’s nervous system dys-regulation patterns along with what signs to look for in a child’s play that indicate concern and possible need for intervention and support.