Welcome to Developmental Play
Listen to our latest interview about the importance of Play.
Developmental Play is a new approach that ensures children have the fundamentals in place for their cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth. Some children struggle because they do not have these foundations. It is helpful to visualise Developmental Play as a pyramid where each level builds on an earlier one. Ensuring that each level is solid—which may involve going back to rebuild it—is the key to the success of this approach.
Developmental Play trains teachers, parents, carers and therapists to identify if a child has missed out on a level of play and would benefit from going back to it. It gives tried-and-tested playful exercises for each level of development.
Developmental Play emerged from wide-ranging professional experiences in physiology, psychology, education, therapy, and arts and creativity. It builds on proven strategies for children’s cognitive, physical and social development. What makes this approach unique is that it combines all earlier interventional strategies to give children holistic support. It is particularly effective for children with special needs, learning difficulties and trauma.
Play is the cornerstone of human development. It helps children learn about their physical and emotional world. It teaches children that they can have impact. It shows them how to collaborate. It is the language of childhood. And it’s fun.
Finally, Developmental Play is associated with a global drive to bring play back into childhood. The Real Play Coalition launched in 2018 by the LEGO Foundation, IKEA, National Geographic and Unilever seeks to bring play back into childhood. A recent report from the World Economic Forum concluded that:
“We must equip our children with the tools to address and embrace the new realities of tomorrow. To do this, we must allow them to develop through play. Fewer play moments mean fewer opportunities to develop the skills children need to thrive in the dynamic, challenging economies of tomorrow.”
Developmental Play joins this worldwide initiative to take play seriously so that all children can reach their fullest potential and will help you work with your children to make them better learners, better friends and happier, healthier children.
Training and events
Next Face to Face Developmental Play Training
Organisation specific training can also be arranged and delivered anywhere across the world, contact us for details.
New Dates for India start July 2019
May 30th - June 1st 2019 Singapore
July 29th - 31st 2019, Bangalore, India
August 13th -15th 2019 Philippines
September 24th -26th Philippines
Level 1: One day practicum to support online course
September 11th 2019 UK
October 8th 2019 Philippines
November 2nd 2019 UK
October 9th - 11th Philippines
May 8th - 10th 2019 Philippines
June 4th - 6th 2019 Philippines
December 4- 6th 2019 Philippines
February 11th - 13th 2020 Philippines
For Philippines registration contact
+639175081870, +639989799487 or
View our training page for more details and contact us to sign up.
NEW ONLINE COURSE NOW AVAILABLE OFFERING BLENDED LEARNING ACROSS THE WORLD. CHECK OUT OUR ACADEMY HERE.
1st International Developmental-Play Conference April 26th and 27th 2019
Manila, Philippines. More details on our conference page.
Contact (International) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Philippines) to register your interest.