KFPL conference explores connection between play and learning – Kingston News

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How do children discover the world? Does playing allow you to learn? What do we mean when we say children are “little scientists”? The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) invites the public to join Brooke Hilton, MSc., Department of Psychology at Queen’s, for the second lecture in the Growing Up Human series for answers to these questions and more.

During the online conference, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, Hilton will discuss how children shape their own learning with a focus on play and exploration. KFPL said the speaker will be available after the presentation for a general question and answer session.

“It’s fascinating to think about the connection between play and learning. It’s great that there’s so much research on this topic because the two aren’t mutually exclusive,” said Jake Miller, Adult Programming Librarian. “A session like this will help illustrate that bond that is so crucial to child development.”

Register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6069549 or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email immediately upon registration and will need to download Zoom in advance.

According to the library, the monthly series Growing Up Human is of particular interest to parents and caregivers and is presented by faculty and students in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. Each lecture focuses on a different aspect of child development. The third session will take place on Tuesday, March 29, What children think of thinking.

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