Superhero and Weapon Play in the Early Years

Many children engage in superhero and weapon play, perhaps acting out a character or using a stick as a weapon. Many adults feel conflicted by this – is it safe? is it violent? Should I let them play like this? But why is this play so popular with children, and how can we best approach it in the early years?

This is our most popular workshop, it has been running for over two years online, at conferences and in house to nurseries and children’s centers, and always grantees high engagement levels and great feedback.

“Fabulous, very engaging, easy to listen to, very knowledgeable and a great
subject”

Nursery Practitioner, The Bristol Standard Annual Update Training

In this engaging CPD session we delve deep into Superhero and weapon play. We look at it from a developmental point of view examining why children play this way and what development it can hold. We all know play is central to children development – but what about when this play courses conflict, often becoming boisterous or making adults fee uncomfortable? Cultural, historical and child developmental contexts are applied to give practitioners knowledge on the subject, along side tools and techniques to use in settings.

This CPD workshop costs £15 per person, discounts available for group bookings of 4 or more.

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Superheroes and Fantasy In Montessori Environments

This workshop started off as a research project in a Montessori setting while I was a Montessori guide studying for my Foundation Degree in Montessori Pedagogy. I have since delivered training on Superhero’s, and aspects of Fantasy play within the Montessori community.

I offer an hour and a half online workshop where we discuss all of the above aspects of superhero play, in the context of Montessori philosophy. This workshop is engaging and thought-provoking. It challenges Montessori practice with up-to-date theory, following the child’s interests and reflecting on Montessori’s writings in reference to this play. In the spirit of ‘the prepared teacher,’ we challenge ourselves to be objective, think anew, and be the most observant and reflective practitioners possible.

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