Mark your calendar for our Halloween inspired #WePlayChat on Monday, October 31 @ 11:00am EST. Join Play Ambassador, Dr. Heather von Bank, chair of the Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State University – Mankato, for our chat on Imaginary Play!
Here are some of the themes we’ll be chatting about:
- What are your favorite childhood memories of imaginary play? And why?
- Why do children create imaginary friends?
- How do “imaginary friends” help children?
- Is imaginary play on the decline? Why or why not?
- What (if anything) can be done to provide opportunities for imaginary play?
- What was your favorite Halloween costume?!
#WePlayChat is our new monthly Twitter Chat series. #WePlayChat-ers to date include teachers, playground organizations, play advocates and other play enthusiasts from coast to coast as well as from Canada, Australia, Denmark and the UK – all tuning in to connect around PLAY.
A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag (#). This hashtag allows you to follow the discussion and participate in it. Twitter chats are usually recurring and on specific topics to regularly connect people with similar interests. To be a part of our chat, be sure to search for #WePlayChat and follow the live stream of tweets. Then respond by including the tag #WePlayChat
We love sharing the voice of play on Twitter through these #WePlayChats. We are trying them at different times on different days to get the most involvement across our membership. You will not want to miss them! Tune in and to join in the conversation around the value of play. This FREE professional learning opportunityis a great way to connect with fellow play enthusiasts, teachers and experts from the across the globe.
Remember that this month we will explore IMAGINARY PLAY with our guest co-moderator, Heather Von Bank.