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Tuesday, August 14 • 10:00am - 10:50am
AnjiPlay: Self-determined Play at the Library

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For the past two years, Madison Public Library (in collaboration with AnjiPlay World LLC) has been developing a new model of library program for young children, based on the educational approach called AnjiPlay, that prioritizes children's self-determined play with minimally structured play materials.  In this approach, adults are encouraged to "step back and tune in" -- closely observing and often recording children's play, with the most minimal of adult direction or intervention.  In Anji County, China, where this philosophy was developed, children ages 3-6 attend AnjiPlay schools.  Here in Madison, children's librarian Carissa Christner has been working closely with the AnjiPlay professionals to develop a non-school, mobile version of the program.  Learn more about the AnjiPlay philosophy (www.anjiplay.com) and see how it's been translated into a library program.

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Carissa Christner

Children's Librarian, Madison Public Library

Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am CDT

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