Open Minds at Pacific Spirit School
Progressive Ideas in Education
Distinguished Speaker Series
"Making Sense of Play"
Play – it is essential for healthy emotional development in children but so often overlooked and its importance underplayed. With strong societal values placed on good behaviour, school performance and pressure to socialize, the essential ingredient of play in a child’s life can be missed. Why is play so important in a child’s development? How can parents and educators support this activity and provide the conditions where play can unfold and children can reach their full potential? Using the approach of Dr. Neufeld, Patti Drobot will answer these questions and give practical suggestions and examples to support the concepts presented.
Patti Drobot is a registered professional counsellor and parent consultant with a private practice in Vancouver. She works with individuals, parents, and adolescents. Her background is in occupational therapy with more than 20 years experience as both clinician and educator in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, and community mental health. She is a faculty member of the Neufeld Institute and uses Dr. Neufeld’s approach in her day to day life as both mother and professional.
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.