Learning and Play; Learning as Play

What is play? What are its characteristics and how does it help child development and learning? What is the role of play in a family or in a classroom?

Wikipedia has this to say about “Learning through play”:  

Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.”


This does seem like the answer to any parent’s and educator’s  wish list!


So what is play? What are its characteristics and how does it help child development and learning? What is the role of play in a family or in a classroom?


Come join our conversation with Valentina Trivedi.


Valentina Trivedi is a writer, performer and educator, who straddles various mediums giving all her work a unique stamp of inherent creativity.


She has written and directed short films, among them a biopic on BKS Iyengar, the world renowned Yoga guru. Embracing multiple performance forms, she has performed at premiere literature festivals in India and abroad and has her own audio and video online channels. Among the performance forms she is adept at, is Dastangoi, the revived art of ancient Urdu storytelling.


Passionate about children and learning, she specializes in approaching the learning process from a child’s perspective and has been invited to numerous educational forums to share her progressive views . She believes in life long learning of all stakeholders and so holds workshops for teachers and parents, pan India.


She has worked in both the formal and informal sectors, proactively initiating and encouraging community endeavours. She was the first woman member of the Executive Committee of the Doon School Old Boys’ Society. Currently on the Board of Governors of The Doon School, she is the first alumna to be on it.


Senior GenWise Mentor, Sowmya Jatesan, will facilitate the session.


Come, be a part of the conversation!


Join us on Saturday (Mar 6), 1130-1230h. 


Registration is a must prior to event. All registered participants will receive the Zoom link for the session 24 hours prior to event.