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Weapons play, rough-and-tumble-play, superhero play, death play and similar types of play often get a bad rap in early learning settings. Attempts are made to restrict and outright ban these types of play because they are loud, rowdy, aggressive, violent-looking, and can make adults uncomfortable. The problem is, such play is ripe with learning possibilities and developmental benefits. Based on ideas from our book, Let Them Play, this session looks at the positive side of the play that makes adults uncomfortable and offers suggestions for embracing and supporting it instead of trying to ban it.

Note: The session qualifies as approved Nebraska Department Of Education Office Of Early Childhood Automatically Accepted ECE In-Service Training

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Learning Goals

Attendees will:

  • Understand why the types of play that make adults uncomfortable are beneficial.
  • Examine their feelings about, and experiences with, these ‘uncomfortable’ types of play.
  • Leave with ideas for managing and supporting such play.

Competency Areas

Learning Environment and Curriculum


60 Minutes


  • 9:30 PM Atlantic
  • 8:30 PM Eastern
  • 7:30 PM Central
  • 6:30 PM Mountain
  • 5:30 PM Pacific
  • 10:30 AM October 9, 2020 Sydney, Australia

Event Details

Date: October 08, 2020

Start time: 07:30 p.m. CDT

End time: 08:30 p.m. CDT

Venue: ZOOM

Directions: Log on for the event 5 minutes before start time at the link provided in the email you'll receive after registering.

Email: Jeff@explorationsearlylearning.com