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Apr 29 2023


9:30 am




In Person

More Than Just a Housekeeping Corner

Curious about ways to spark dramatic play engagement in the classroom? Wondering how you can expand past the housekeeping corner, both indoors and outdoors? In this workshop we will cover topics around materials, rough & tumble play, non-biased materials, and ways to encourage an environment rich with dramatic play without needing to break the bank!

Living Inquiries:

Well-being and Belonging
Others, Materials and the World
Communication and Literacies
Identities, Social Responsibility and Diversity


The importance of having bias-free materials in the dramatic play area to encourage elements of social justice, human diversity, and to work towards awareness of one’s own identity and elements of diversity.

Consideration of how children construct meaning of their world through dramatic play.

The multiple modes of communication that are present and used within dramatic play.

How opportunities to while with concepts of safety and respect lives within the dramatic play of ‘rough & tumble’ play.

Suitable for ECE students, parents, adult instructors/administrators, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator: Ashleigh Davies

Ashleigh is a post-secondary CWE instructor for Sprott Shaw College and has worked in a variety of roles with children over the last ten years. Ashleigh has a theatre background, previously working as a drama & musical theatre instructor, and brings that connection into her work with children.

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