Childhood

Children’s play

Expert: Dr Rachel Nesbit
Masterclass structure: 11 lessons (30:15 minutes).

Also available in podcast: Listen here

About this class

Play has been called the ‘work of children’. However, in our fast-paced and result-driven society, it seems that play is losing value. In this masterclass, we discuss why play is important with a special focus on adventurous play, which is something that children are definitely not doing as much as in previous generations. This masterclass is of interest to every parent because as our expert, Dr Rachel Nesbit says: “We never stop playing”. Enjoy it!

 

About the expert

Dr Rachel Nesbit sits on the Developmental Section committee of the British Psychological Society, is a chartered psychologist, as well as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Rachel’s work focuses on examining the barriers and facilitators that exist for adventurous play in schools, with the aim to inform school-based interventions.

Lessons in this class

12 Lessons (59:41min)
0. Lesson - The complete masterclass 29:26
1. Lesson - Meet your expert 1:15
2. Lesson - Why is play important? 2:52
3. Lesson - Why is adventurous play important? 4:32
4. Lesson - When do children stop playing? 1:21
5. Lesson - Parents feel judged 2:48
6. Lesson - Are children wasting their time when they play? 5:06
7. Lesson - What about screens? 1:48
8. Lesson - Are children playing less at school? 4:01
9. Lesson - Are there cultural differences in play? 2:39
10. Lesson - Tips to engage your child in adventurous play 2:14
11. Lesson - Take home message 1:39

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