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Infant-Toddler Socialising

Infant-Toddler Socialising Workshop Series

Learning about infant-toddler peer group play

Online Education for Supporting Infant-Toddler Peer Group Play
By Belinda Friezer, PhD

This workshop looks closely at how infants and toddlers socialise in small peer groups across the first two years of life. You will learn to recognise the key behaviours and interactions that initiate infant social development in groups in ECEC settings.

 

This workshop will include:

  1. Descriptions and video examples of the key behaviours and interactions that occur in infant-toddler peer groups.

  2. Explanations about what each of these key behaviours and interactions mean for the infants and toddlers in terms of their social development.

Promoting infant-toddler peer group play

Online Education for Supporting Infant-Toddler Peer Group Play
By Belinda Friezer, PhD

This workshop looks at how you can support infant-toddler play to promote their social development in groups.  You will learn how to help infants and toddlers to enter peer group play and recognise the moments that can initiate conflict in their peer group interactions
 

This workshop will include:

  1. Descriptions and video examples of infant-peer group interactions that enable smooth entry into play, and show key moments of potential conflict.

  2. The ways that educators can support infant-toddler socialisation and social development in peer groups.

Workshops group size: 5 – 10 participants

Length workshops: 1 hour
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm / 4pm – 5.00pm / Monday to Thursday
Cost: $80 per person

Email: bfriezer@bigpond.com for enquiries and bookings

The Infant-toddler socialising series of workshops link to the following National Quality Standards

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice

1.1.3  All aspects of the program, including routines, are organised in ways that maximise opportunities for each child’s learning.     

1.2.1  Educators are deliberate, purposeful, and thoughtful in their decisions and actions.  

     

​Quality Area 5: Relationships with children

5.1.1  Responsive and meaningful interactions build trusting relationships which engage and support each child to feel secure, confident and included.

5.1.2  The dignity and rights of every child are maintained.

5.2.1  Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other.

5.2.2  Each child is supported to regulate their own behaviour, respond appropriately to the behaviour of others and communicate effectively to resolve conflicts.

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