KFPL talk explores link between play and learning

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How do children learn about the world? Does playing lead to learning? What do we mean when we say that children are ‘little scientists?’ The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) invites the public to join Brooke Hilton, MSc., Queen’s Psychology Department for the second talk in the Growing Up Human series for the answers to these questions and more.

During the online talk, taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 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 Q&A.

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

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

According to the library, the monthly Growing Up Human series is of special interest to parents and caregivers and is presented by the faculty and students of the Queen’s University department of psychology. Each talk is on a different aspect of child development. The third session will take place on Tuesday, Mar. 29, What Children Think About Thinking.

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