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Beyond the Shape Sorter: Playful Interactions that Promote Strong Academic and Social-Emotional Skills

Thu December 7, 2017: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

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About This Webinar

A primary way children learn is through their interactions with toys and materials found in their environment. At times, however, children can get “stuck” in a loop, and they don’t continue to find new and more sophisticated ways to play. This impacts all levels of development and learning from fine motor to executive functioning. It also impacts the quality of interactions with caregivers and peers. This webinar will provide information on seven learning progressions that set the foundation for children’s success in school and in life. Recommended practices for what to do when children get stuck and evidence-based strategies for helping them expand their play with objects, will also be provided.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

**Update**

Due to COVID-19, the ability to access face-to-face professional development has become very limited.  Thus the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) has agreed to offer CE credit for this archived MFLN Early Intervention webinar for ILLINOIS providers through Jun. 30, 2022.  Individuals seeking CE credit to be used towards other state or agency credentials should contact their credentialing/licensing agency for guidance.

Click the button below for CE credit or Certificate of Completion. 
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.
Continuing Education Credit/Certificate

Presenter Information

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a {r}evolutionary speaker, researcher, and play advocate. Through podcasts, blogs, free resources, and trainings, Kristie inspires and supports early educators in {r}evolutionizing their teaching. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and now trains and coaches early educators worldwide. Kristie is a Past President of the Division for Early Childhood and works with intentness and determination to sort through the clutter and chaos to join seemingly disparate ideas. She also aims to celebrate differences and shared attributes to achieve solutions. You can access her latest solutions at her website.

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