The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP)
Home and School Health Committee and the Cincinnati Pediatric Society invite you to our Summit on the Power of Play
Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Cincinnati Children’s Sabin Hall at Liberty Center. (7539 Haskell Street, Liberty Twp, OH 45069)
“The truth is that play seems to be one of the most advanced methods nature has invented to allow a complex brain to create itself.” ― Stuart Brown,
Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.
I will be facilitating this summit! I am so very excited to be leading the discussion about how we in Ohio can elevate opportunities for play for all children, from birth through adolescence. We will discuss where, when and how play is currently occurring. AND, importantly, we will explore how we can collaborate to expand on what we have and create new systems, facilities and practices.
The Ohio AAP Home and School Health Committee brings together a group of child health and wellness professionals from across the state to discuss and take action on important topics impacting the lives of children. As a leader involved in this issue, we invite you and your colleagues to join us on Thursday, June 13, 2019 for collaborative action on promoting play.
In this meeting we will work in small groups and as a larger collaborative to:
1) Describe the benefits of play for development and overall wellbeing
2) Identify assets and barriers to play
3) Determine collaborative opportunities to expand awareness about the power of play
4) Create action plans which capitalize on assets and overcome barriers to increase play and encourage free time