Brain Growth, Pretend Play and the Outdoors

Posted on March 21st, 2018

On March 15, 2018, we hosted a workshop called Pretend Play, Brain Growth and the Outdoors.

View the introduction slides from Joanne Kelleher, Director of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington.

UPDATED: View the workshop slides from Erin Akers, M.Ed., Director of Education and Development, at the Gesell Institute of Child Development, Yale University. Note this is a large file and may take a few minutes to load.

These resources were recommended for learning more about brain development:

The Town Resources section of the ECCS website has a new Outdoor Spaces category which lists local places to play and explore outside including parks, playgrounds, open space and nature centers.

This workshop is part of the ECCS’s Southington Community Well-Being Grant Initiative funded by the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation.