Play Training

Play Training: Because adults need to play too!

PLAYLearnThink offers training for teachers, early childhood educators, recreation leaders, parents, municipal and playspace planners, in fact, for anyone who’s work directly or indirectly impacts children.

As parents and educators you are committed to helping children learn, to nurture their sense of wonder for the world and guide them on their path to life-long learning, resilience and social, emotional and physical well-being.

As a planner, you are dedicated to providing spaces where children are free to engage in play, where they can hone their social, cognitive and physical skills. You recognize that children need a place where they can be in charge to direct their own exploration.

Engage with the world of play through our play workshop and discover why play is a fundamental necessity for the healthy development and well-being of children. We customize the training session to meet your needs in your context.

Follow this link to view a description of the various options for our play training workshop. Training Flyer.pdf

Follow this link to view a powerpoint of play training photos.

What people say:

“ Hi Pierre. What a wonderful day that you provided for our community. All the verbal feedback we have heard is outstanding and best Winter Recharge! Thank you for inspiring our community and providing an engaging and interactive experience to support us in our practice. You helped us to deepen our understanding of play and entertained and enlightened us with your stories and charm. You have sent forth about 140 ECEs we have committed to your Play Oath into our programs. Thank you for spending the day with us and hope to continue our connection again.”

Ruth Anne Wollaston, RECE, AECEO.C
THRC Manager, Resources and Information Services
Full-day Learning Through Play workshop, February 23, 2019, Burlington, Canada

“This is the best play workshop I have ever attended.”

Brian Ashley, Play Consultant and Founding Member of the International Play Association
“Play Training for Adults”, 90 minute playshop at the IPA Triennial World Conference
September 2017, Calgary, Canada

“One of, if not THE best workshop I have attended in the 10 years I have been teaching. Thank you for making this real.”

Teacher, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
Learning Through Play full-day workshop
April 2015, North Bay, Canada

“Hello Pierre,
your workshop was really really amazing – and the power and energy you fokus on your work inspired me…thank you.”

Participant, Children as Scientists Workshop
Aufbruch_13 Conference
April 2013, Salzburg, Austria

“This was a great workshop – everything was totally relevant and extremely informative and fun! Thank you for sharing your passion with us!”

Early Childhood Educator, Children as Scientists Workshop
Kids Health Matters 6th Annual Conference
October 2004, Guelph, Canada