The Power of Play - The Therapeutic Benefits of Play

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The Power of Play - The Therapeutic Benefits of Play

This course has already proved incredibly popular at conferences and inset days across the UK and has been requested multiple times as a short training course in Nurseries, Schools and Out of School settings.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
Lucy Baginskis / / 01509564875

The Power of Play - The Therapeutic Benefits of Play

The course looks at the fundamental biochemistry of play and how we can use this knowledge to help children emotionally reset, build resilience and promote positive mental health. It shows how positive play can have the most profound effect on a child's emotional wellbeing and can help children to overcome emotional obstacles and develop confidence and self esteem. The course also demonstrates how we can use play to help develop secure attachments with the children in our care especially if those children are struggling with attachments outside of our setting. The course is intensely thought provoking, combining up to date neuroscience and biochemistry with therapeutic play techniques to create a unique toolkit for helping not just vulnerable children but all children in our care. Learners will also take part in a wealth of practical activities designed to help children experience the therapeutic benefits of play and might just experience some of those benefits themselves.

This course meets the following:

  • Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • EYFS areas of learning and development - personal, social and emotional development, physical development, communication and language
  • Understanding the world, expressive arts and design
  • Characteristics of effective learning - playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically
  • Play types - fantasy play, socio dramatic play, imaginative play, role play, creative play, dramatic play, communication play, locomotor play, deep play


  • £10 per person


The Power of Play


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    Melton LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Active Rutland
    O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA


  • Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Sport England
    H&B LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
  • Active Leicester
    Active Partnerships