Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Learning About Playwork

We're thrilled to be hosting workshops by two British playworkers this year. The first, with Marc Armitage, will be held at the Museum in March:
Play For Its Own Sake: a playworking approach
Friday, March 22 | 1:00-2:30 PM
Playwork is a profession wholly dedicated to supporting children's freely chosen, self-directed play in a variety of settings.  Playwork approaches are used with children aged 0-19, and reframe such issues as challenging behavior and children's rights in unique and powerful ways.  With its professional bodies, training structures and educational and theoretical frameworks firmly established in the UK, Germany, Japan and elsewhere, playwork is still "emerging" in the United States.  This is an unusual opportunity to hear a widely recognized and experienced playworker and playwork trainer speak on such topics as: what playwork offers, some of the key names and theories, and how playwork approaches can be combined with other ways of working as well as delving into deeper topics like risk assessments and challenging behavior.
Tickets are $40 and space is limited; to register, visit:  To learn more about Marc Armitage, visit

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