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The Building Blocks of Play – Schedule of the Day

March 25, 2015

The Building Blocks of PlaySaturday, April 11, 2015

“The Building Blocks of Play: Art, Books and Childhood” — a daylong exploration of the importance of play through a young person’s education and into adulthood.

8:30-9:00AM: Register, get coffee

9:00-9:05AM: Welcome Remarks

9:05-9:35AM: Opening Keynote: Linda Mayes

Linda Mayes is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center, the Interim Director of the Yale Child Study Center, and Special Advisor to the Dean, Yale School of Medicine.

9:35-9:50AM: Linda Mayes and Robie Harris: “Placing Play First while Working on a Manuscript

9:50-10:50AM: “The Role of Play in Books for Early Childhood

Panel: Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Nina Crews, Paul O. Zelinsky

Moderator: Nancy Nager, professor of education and child development, Bank Street College Graduate School of Education

11:00AM-12:00PM: A Pop-Up Workshop 

Led by Becca Zerkin, member of the Matt Reinhart Pop-Up Studio and the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee

12:00-1:00PM: Pick up Boxed Lunch from the Cafeteria / Autographing in the Lobby

1:00-1:30PMPeter H. Reynolds on the Role of Technology in Play

1:30-2:15PM: Music and the Art of Playing

Led by Betsy Blachly, head teacher, the Bank Street School for Children

2:15-2:45PM Closing Keynote: Richard Lewis, “Beginning and Becoming: Thoughts on the Growing Nature of our Imagining

2:45-3:15PM Autographing in the lobby

Tickets: $75

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 16, 2015 3:26 am

    I was lucky enough to attend this event and it was WONderful 😀

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