How does play drive learning without trying to learn?
What can children at play teach us about
conditions and qualities that support learning?
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Young children are the world’s most potent learners. This amazing ability is powered not by hard work and force of will, but through play. Play provides the developing brain with rich experiences, which are the raw materials it needs to grow and change.
Play has specific qualities and features which create fundamental conditions that support learning.
Parents and professionals can learn to recognize and harness the neurological wisdom of play to support the children we care for and teach, including those with neurological injuries and other developmental challenges.
The Feldenkrais Method® and the Anat Baniel Method for Children® are innovative, developmentally-based approaches to learning that utilize movement + attention to enhance awareness, clarify and support fundamental movement patterns, increase our range of movement and thought, and refine our ability to learn.
Mondays 12-1:15pm EST / April 5- May 10
If you can’t make these exact times you can participate via recordings
~6 live online classes with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and presentations highlighting fundamental principles of play
~ Question and Answer w/ Matty Wilkinson
~Access to videos & downloadable audio recordings
~2 months of access to Movement & Creativity Library: a multimedia library of 200+ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and resources to help you reduce pain and awaken creativity.
$200 early-bird by March 29
$120 Movement & Creativity Library members or students by March 29
Partial scholarships available
“Matty is a clear, intelligent teacher. The quality of his course reflects his deep engagement, extensive study and experience with children, their movement and their development. His courses are a great opportunity to learn from him and develop your own thinking.” – Deborah Bowes, PT & Feldenkrais Trainer
About Matty Wilkinson:
Matty Wilkinson is a Feldenkrais Method® and Anat Baniel Method for Children® practitioner in private practice in Boston and online. He is fascinated by the developmental process and believes in the innate potential of each individual to learn. In 2001 Matty began teaching preschool, studying child development, and joined a Feldenkrais training. He earned a MA in Child Development from Tufts University in 2009. As a neurodevelopmental consultant, Matty coaches parents and educators to create optimal conditions for children’s learning, applying his expertise as an early childhood educator, sensorimotor practitioner and father. Since 2016 Matty has traveled several times a year to work with children and families at the Scandinavian Center for Neurodevelopmental Movement in Denmark. He is the father of two young children who love to climb, dance, and explore.
What People Are Saying about the Neurological Wisdom of Play Part 1:
“That was magical. A couple of times I felt almost moved to tears by the sense of discovery, like an explorer in a new land. And with the sense of groundedness, and supreme safety, and a sort of confidence to move, and act, and respond in this new world. Wow. These discoveries and feelings will be really useful in my every day life… very, very empowering” – Jacqueline
“I found this…so powerful in its light, subtle, non-forceful, almost non-doing approach. It’s exactly the kind of inner attitude I want to cultivate. Matty offers just the right sweet vibe in his guidance” – RS