a "hands on" staff development training
Teachers, day care providers, activity directors, camp staff, and anyone else who works with chidren will experience a large repertoire of Cooperative Games specially selected to meet your needs, including circle games, singing games, partner games, sharing games, thinking games, running games, and both serious and silly games.
Workshop vary in length from the standard 2-hour introductory workshop to an all-day Cooperative Play Staff Training Day, and are designed to introduce the concepts of Cooperative Play as well as present a wide variety of games directly applicable to your work. Each participant will get a packet of handouts that includes a games list, bibliography, tips sheets, appropriate article reprints, and other fun stuff.
You'll learn 7 easy methods to change games to fit your needs, as well as 4 simple leadership suggestions to help you present the material to the children. You'll leave with a handy list of "1-Liners That Work" for a variety of trouble situations. And when you learn the self-esteem-building Everybody Wins philosophy, you'll discover that it's not competition that's the problem, it's being a loser. (And we don't wont our children to grow up thinking they're losers!)
All trainings are "hands on": you will actually play the games. This way, you will know what the games are like and their suitability for your group far better than by just reading about them or hearing someone tell you how to play them. There is also the opportunity to ask questions and peruse a selection of appropriate books. In addition to the educational aspects of this workshop, you will also experience the joy of just plain having fun with your peers!
More focused Cooperative Play Trainings are also available, including:
• Indoor Games for Younger Children
• Active Outdoor Games for School-Age Children
• Non-violent Games for Teens
• Cooperative Play with Elders
• Parachute Play
• "A New Approach to Team-Building"
Plus, TREVOR can custom-design a workshop to your specifications on just about any relevant subject. (In fact, that's how Indoor Games for Younger Children workshop first came about.)
These trainings have been found to be very useful by such diverse groups as P.R.O.P. Head Start statewide conference in Portland ME, Family Strength Crisis Center in Concord NH, Oak Arbor Church School in Rochester MI, the YMCA day camp in Springfield MA, and Bright Horizons annual conference in Cromwell CT, plus just a boodle of day cares, summer camp staff, recreation facilities, conferences, and schools.
TREVOR'S GUARANTEE: YOU WILL BE 100% SATISFIED
AND YOUR GROUP WILL HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF FUN...
OR IT'S FREE!
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