Funded by the Commission on Children’s Funding Scheme for Children’s Well-being and Development and organised by the Early Childhood Education Team of the School of Arts and Humanities of Tung Wah College, the “Play Like a Kid; Feel Like a Kid” project was kicked off with the public seminar titled “How to Use Free Play to Cultivate Social-emotional Competence of Young Children” held on 15 April, to raise public awareness on how to reach the young children’s full potential and foster their social and emotional development through free play.
Three experts, scholars and frontline social workers specialised in free play and social-emotional competence were invited as the speakers, namely Dr. Lam Pui Ching, Jessie, Senior Lecturer of Department of Early Childhood Education of The Education University of Hong Kong, Ms. Lai Yin Fun, Principal of Yan Oi Tang Chan Cheng Yuk Yee Kindergarten Cum Nursery, Ms. Shum Wing Yan, Social Work Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. The seminar aims to provide parents, early childhood educators, and child care workers some valuable and practical tips to understand and address the social and emotional needs of the young children and improve parent-child relationship through child-centred free play accompany with strength-based approach.
The seminar attracted 75 participants to attend in person or online. The participants enthusiastically exchanged views with the speakers and found the talk inspiring.
“Play Like a Kid; Feel Like a Kid” project
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