We're often asked by local schools, nurseries and parents if we offer bite sized training and hands-on activities? Well we're pleased to announce that our next Masterclass is Messy Play is taking place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on 8th March 2018. This 1 hour session - 2pm to 3pm, with time before and after the session for burning questions and browsing to purchase sensory-rich treasures for your creation, will offer hands-on guidance, demonstrations and bite-sized theory. Each Masterclass will include the chance to browse the tempting treasures in our warehouse - never before opened to the public, as well as a cuppa and slice of homemade cake. Places are limited so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be mentored by Treasure Basket guru Sue Gascoyne. Sue will also have on hand copies of her acclaimed books in case you’d like to purchase a signed copy. Set in a converted stable building, packed with character, we look forward to welcoming you to this not to be missed event.
What can you expect?
In Early Years settings and homes up and down the country children will be enjoying getting hands-on with Messy Play. Depending upon their view, practitioners and parents will either be rejoicing or reeling in the mess! Messy Play is often trivialised and misunderstood as being ‘just good fun’. In this Masterclass author, Play Therapist and Early Years researcher Sue Gascoyne will shed light on the complexities of Messy Play resources and its potential as a powerful learning tool. With adult’s attitude a key determinant of the quality of messy play provision, participants will have the opportunity to explore first hand the sensory and wellbeing benefits of material engagements with low-cost resources like shredded paper, gloop, shaving foam and Gelli-play.
Included in this fantastic package will be a drink and homemade cake, guidance notes and the opportunity to browse and buy treasures and sensory goodies in Play to Z’s warehouse, a never before offered opportunity!
Other Masterclasses planned for the new year include:
Sensory processing solutions - sharing tried and tested approaches for supporting children's sensory needs; or
A Fine Mess - understanding the benefits and meaning of children's chaos!
Dates for these coming soon, or if you want to make sure you're first in the queue, email us at email@example.com.