‘Playful Pictures’ – a new flip-book and pdf to introduce CHILD DIRECTED LEARNING links and examples, images and quotes, activities and curious facts.
You can now download links, pdfs and videos of what child directed learning can involve on my CPD page. The outcomes for ‘high visual’ learners who flourish with drawing, drama, IT and music, but who find classrooms to boring, noisy and distracting. Case Histories and examples show what can be done.
THE VISIONARY GAME
Creating a Path of Inner Wisdom
Through the Seasons
Here are some examples of mini-collage cards symbolisng the cycle of creativity: This is a playful way of exploring your heartfelt wishes and dreams for the future, and making them come alive. Based on Lucia Capacchioine’s book ‘Visioning: Ten Steps to Living the Life of your Dream’, each activity can be an emotional and spiritual transformation so that you begin living what you want for the future.
VENUE: The Rose and Crown, 6 South St, South Molton, EX36 4AA.
Eight one day workshops celebrates the Celtic season
and focuses on the cycle of creativity from vision to practice.
Using mandala meditation, sound, Creative Journal and collage
we practice the path of a modern Visionary by tapping into our inner wisdom .
December 15: Rebirth of Vision
February 2: Imbolc – Commitment to Vision
March 23: Equinox – Focus of Desire
May 4: Beltain – Support for Vision
June 22: Solstice – Planning for Action
August 3: Lamas – Refine the Plan
September 21: Equinox – Creative Action
November 2: Samhain – Gratitude
Contact Charlotte on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
A group of Creative Journalists have come together to look at how children can be supported through Playful Learning. Workshops involve a range of expressive arts integrated with journal, reflective listening and feedback. This is an exciting, light hearted way of learning more about yourself, and your Playful Child. We need to love this child in order to truly listen and observe children’s individual ways of learning.
New Dates for Introductory Workshops 7-9pm at The Rose and Crown, 6 South St, South Molton, EX36 4AA: January 5th, 19; February 2, 16; March 2, 16, 30
NEW – a Photobook entitled Playful Pictures of children’s and adults artwork demonstrates why playful learning tells us more than just words. We all need to play, it is a survival mechanism that helps us to adjust to change and respond to our organic needs for rest and recharging. This shows the various writers and teachers who have pioneered ways of using play and expressive arts in order to learn, and for emotioinal personal development. Receive a pdf on request to email@example.com.
Here is a story written by an 8yr old boy who has high visual thinking skills – the talking in the classroom tends to go over his head, but he was busy writing his own little books. ‘Where’s Pecan’ and ‘ Easter Story’ imitate children’s storybook layout and style. Sam was determined to be an author, despite the teacher telling him it was not what was required!
CP Easter Story 1
With puppets, character building, story games and imaginative flexibility, parents are learning how to be COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATORS. Children love all things visual, the skills of talking and writing are difficult, so put the two together….. you have success, and a child with natural joy of learning.
Next Monday 7-9pm at The Living Tree Centre, 4-5 Paiges Lane, Barnstaple: www.livingtreecentre.com.
Here are some seed ideas for poetry in the landscape: Newsletter 2013
Also see my blog on Creating Sacred Space: http://charlotte-cottage.blogspot.com.
NEW VIDEO – SPRING INTO ACTION this new year – we all need inspiring and encouraging to follow our OBSESSIONS AND PASSIONS for what is beautiful and satisfying in our lives. Make fresh changes to your New Year resolution, by visiting my EVENTS page.
….And watch this video about this year’s first Visioning(R) workshop – CLICK HERE
Go to my new page on EMBODIMENT – ‘Whatever you dream, begin it now’ – Visioning and Matwork, bring your intuition to engage with with your body and a passion to succeed, bring commitment to act.
CLIA provides Expresssive Arts activities for parents to learn to play and enjoy joining in with their children. Here are some helpful hints and creative journal prompts that are easy to use to reflect on what it’s like being a parent without judgement. Find another parent friend and do the exercises together with a cup of tea, you could have lots to share with eachother.
Creative Journal: The following is adapted with gratitude from ‘Creative Journal for Children’ by Lucia Capacchione. Chose a topic and write a journal prompt on the top of a page, e.g. ‘I draw what I like doing, I write about what I draw’. Children love exploring their feelings and thoughts with pictures and a few words.
CJ for Children prompts
‘Being a Parent’ activities: With special thanks to Jackie Sokolov, the founder of Parent Network, for permission to reprint material contained in the following activitiy sheets, adapted from their Parent Training Manual:
Reflective listening to yourself
Saying what we feel
Visualise what you want
The following journal activities are adapted with gratitude from ‘Creative Journal for Parents’ by Lucia Capacchione.
How I was Raised wksheet
Peace and Quiet
When I was your age
Play Team members and their journals.
Go to Natural Spirituality for more about expressing Nature’s gift of reverie, peace, playfulness and connectedness in ancient woodland. Dates for events this year: June 23 Wistman’s Wood Dwarf Oakland; August 26th Kingley Vale Yew Woodland.
TAKE A LOOK AT NEW GALLERY PICTURES
Pictures of many types of Creative Journal Expressive Arts and Vision(R) collage activities used in CLIA coaching for adults, children and groups: CLICK HERE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: My thanks to Michael and Helen Loxton who kindly provided photos of Wistman’s Wood dwarf oaks, taken in June 2011, and CaptainKaranga for photos of Home Education artwork.