The Way I Feel: Use Drama to Develop PSED (Online)
- Created By Pyjama Drama
- Last Updated February 29th, 2024
Please note: You do not need any drama experience or performance skills to benefit from this course. Our techniques, approaches, and resources have been used by 100s of practitioners, from the most confident to those who would consider themselves more naturally reserved. There is no expectation for participants to ‘perform’ or role play during this course.
|What is Included
|Deadline booking date:
Wednesday 8th May
|Date of Training
Tuesday 4th & Tuesday 11th June 2024
|4pm to 6pm (UAE Time)
Anyone working with children 2 – 5 years wanting to learn how to use and deliver easy, fun, and powerful techniques and activities to help children learn about and manage their emotions. No drama experience or drama skills required and there is no expectation for participants to ‘perform’ or role play during this workshop. Perfect for teachers, LSAs, childminders, nursery staff, nannies, and SEND.
To equip participants with the techniques, know-how, and resources to develop children’s PSED through drama and imaginative play.
- Establish how drama and imaginative play can help develop children’s emotional literacy
- Lead drama and imaginative play activities with confidence, no matter what your prior experience of drama
- Employ simple, tried-and-tested techniques that help children recognise, name, and manage their emotions
- Create imaginary worlds for children to explore through play, without props or costumes
- Produce your own drama and imaginative play activities with little or no planning
This course is designed to show participants how easy it is for anyone, no matter what their experience of drama, to lead drama and imaginative play activities that develop children’s personal, social, and emotional skills (EYFS). Focussing on emotions, the course looks at how drama is the perfect tool for helping children in their early years develop emotional literacy, as well as other crucial skills such as communication, empathy, and confidence.
Step-by-step instructions show participants how to create imaginary worlds and characters, how to lead drama games, and how to employ simple but powerful techniques that ensure all children are engaged, on-task, and eager to participate.
Attendees will learn by observing the trainer; watching and evaluating teacher demonstration videos; participating in small and whole group discussion and trying out techniques and drama games in their settings with their children. There is no expectation for attendees to ‘perform’ or role play during the course, and they will leave with tried-and-tested techniques and approaches as well as music, lesson plans, and activity ideas to put into practice immediately.
|Session 1: Crocodile Bridge
Begin to develop a more playful approach to your practice. Learn how to create an imaginary world for children to explore using simple techniques. Discover how to develop children’s emotional literacy through drama. Create your own topic-based drama activity.
Gap task: Lead a drama and imaginative play activity with a small or large group of children in your setting. Continue to develop a more playful approach to your practice.
|Session 2: Gary the Mixed-Up Frog
Learn how to create an imaginary character and how they can play a valuable role in supporting the development of your children’s emotional literacy. Learn how to integrate music and movement into simple drama activities to help children recognise, name, and manage their emotions.