This webinar focuses on the role of play in early learning and the holistic development of young children as well as in building resilience of young children and their families as they cope with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
The key questions that will be answered in the webinar are:
1. What is the role of play in early learning and the holistic development of young children and how can families and caregivers optimise play-based interactions for young children at home?
2. How can play be transformed from a passive activity into an engaging, purposeful interaction between young children and their families and caregivers?
3. At a time of a global health emergency and when government capacities and resources are most stretched, how can parents and caregivers build on play to help build the resilience of young children and families?
The speakers and topics are found below:
Dr Jill Popp, The LEGO Foundation
"The importance of play for young children and their families and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic"
Ms. Caroline Essame, CreateCATT, Singapore
"PLAY MATTERS: the key role of developmental play in ECD for social, emotional, and physiological wellbeing"
Ms Samyukta Subramanian, Pratham Education Foundation, India
"Engaging with young children and their families during COVID19-The role of play"
Ms Marlene Floresca, ChildFund Philippines
"Fostering parent-child engagement through play-based family routines during home quarantine"
Dr Phuong Thi Mai Nguyen, Save the Children
"Increasing bonds between children and caregivers through play-based activities"
Ms Meenakshi Dogra, ARNEC’s National Representative for India, will moderate this webinar.