“Can’t play? Won’t play?” – Puberty, transition, relationships and upper school play.
Children undergo many changes in Primary 6 and 7. There are physiological changes to their body, an emotional rollercoaster through hormone spurts and the overwhelming need to socially fit in. This is also a time for transitions as they think about leaving primary school and heading off to secondary. This period is marked for its emotional upheaval and turbulent social relationships.
In a new world of technology and social media is there still room for children of this age to play? The difficulty can be in understanding how children in this stage think about themselves, life and other people. This workshop will explore our own experience of childhood at this age and identify possible barriers to creating playful opportunities. Creating narratives is an important part of this developmental stage and we will explore storytelling in different forms to offer practical ideas which can be used to expand the imagination in this age group. Encouraging playfulness is an important aspect to creating and maintaining relationships and also creates opportunity to negotiate the conflict between wanting to stay young and the emerging older teenager.
Lunch will be provided on the day.
Dates and times:
Friday 21st February
9.30am – 15.30pm
With Kids, 15 Annfield Place, Glasgow, G31 2XE TBC