Seven Schemas of Children’s Play

Children have urges, it is part of being a child!  Have you ever wondered why they do things like climb, hide in small spaces, and throw things? Schematic play is when children repeatedly practice different ideas or concepts.    During this workshop, teachers will explore the seven most common types of schematic play: transporting, enveloping, enclosure, rotational, trajectory, transformation, and orientation and positioning.  Strategies to identify schematic play in action, encourage its development, and create lesson objectives that capitalize on children's innate need for schematic play will be explored. The workshop will include ways to convey this information to parents and encourage play at home.