The Out to Play 2018 Conference will take place on Saturday 29th of September 2018 in the Kilkenny Education Centre. Kilkenny County Childcare Committee & Carlow County Childcare Committee in conjunction with the HSE, the Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership & the Carlow Sports Partnership are delighted to welcome Sarahjane Belton, Christine Duff and Jenny Kavanagh to this year’s event entitled “Move your mind”.
Moving our children towards lifelong health and wellbeing, keynote presentation by Sarahjane Belton
Dr. Sarahjane Belton is a Lecturer in Physical Education at Dublin City University Sarahjane’s research area centers mainly on physical literacy, physical activity and sedentary behavior in youth; including physical activity, sedentary, physical fitness, body composition and fundamental movement skill measurement, and intervention development and trial evaluation. Her work has also been concerned with understanding factors associated with regular physical activity participation in youth, including global elements such as well-being, physical elements such as cardiovascular fitness and body composition, but also psychological and psycho-social factors such as barriers and motivators for physical activity, self-esteem and self-efficacy, attitudes, and levels of self-determination. She has been involved in the development, evaluation and dissemination of many youth school based physical activity interventions including Y-PATH, Kids Active, Sport For Life, and Moving Well-Being Well.
FUNdamental Movement Skills, workshop with Christina Duff
Movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching are the foundation of active play. This workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to encourage and facilitate the development of these fundamental movement skills in the early years.
Participants will learn:
- What fundamental movement skills are and why they are so important
- How to encourage and develop these skills with a focus on fun
- How to create low cost alternatives to purchased equipment using natural, recycled or repurposed materials
- How to incorporate these skills into the day both indoors and outdoors
This will be linked to the Aistear curriculum framework and adaptations for different ages and abilities will be discussed throughout.
How to use Balance Bikes to get kids moving, workshop with Jenny Kavanagh
Balance bikes offer a fantastic opportunity to get children moving in a fun and enjoyable manner, and in the process to develop really important core balance and stability skills. The goal of this workshop is to help participants understand the benefits of balance bikes on children’s confidence, motor development and health. We will explore the potential for fun interactive play with balance bike games, experience creative ways to disguise learning with balance bike games, and learn how teachers can enhance motivations to move by involving themselves in the game. This workshop will focus particularly on exploring how we can work work around the barriers faced in our early childcare settings, such as lack of space, and low equipment.
An early-bird rate of €25 per participant applies to bookings made on or before Friday 21st September 2018. After this date the normal €45 per participant fee will apply.
To book phone Aisling on 0567752865 or email [email protected]