Pikler Conference July 21, 2018: How Play Relates to Cognition – Where Pikler® Meets Neuroscience

Honoring Bonnie Neugebauer, Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award

babymama boys

*Open to all
At this conference you will have an opportunity to learn how play impacts a child’s ability to learn, think and engage with the world. Play, movement and thought are intertwined and influence each other in an endless and fascinating loop. This conference will feature not only the formidable observations and research of Dr. Emmi Pikler and her colleagues, much of which has not been available in English until now, but also current research and practice that highlights the importance of play in babies’ and toddlers’ growth and development.

We invite you to join us as world-renowned experts delve deep into the topic of play and cognition!


Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award, Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer is Co-Founder and Director of Program Development for the World Forum Foundation with the mission “of promoting an ongoing global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.” World Forum on Early Care and Education will celebrate its 20 year anniversary in Macao, China, April 6-9, 2019.

Online, Bonnie curates content for Bonnie’s Global Café — a virtual space that feels like an actual place — inviting people from around the world to share updates and stories and to build connections in order to strengthen this community of advocates for children. Together with her husband Roger Neugebauer, a like-minded risk taker and connection strategist, Bonnie continues to provide leadership and vision for the World Forum Foundation.

Bonnie is also Founding Editor of Exchange Magazine, first published in March of 1978 as a vehicle for exchanging ideas and information among professional advocates in the field of early care and education. “Exchange is committed to supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft early childhood environments where adults and children thrive — environments that foster friendship, curiosity, self-esteem, joy, and respect; where the talents of all are fully challenged and justly rewarded.” Exchange is now in the guiding hands of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, and Bonnie continues to write her column “Speaking” in each issue and to mentor vision and history. READ MORE ABOUT BONNIE…

 


Presenters:

Alberto Adalid PhM, MS, Prof. Paola Guraieb MD, Ruth Anne Hammond, Judit Kelemen, Ken Jaffe JD, Prof. Natasha Khazanov PhD, Peter L. Mangione PhD, Eszter Mózes PhD, Prof. Oleg Palmov PhD, Elsa Chahin, Moderator: Gabrielle Anwar, Conference Committee Chair: Linda Hinrichs

READ THE PRESENTERS’ BIOS…


Registration information:
To register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card
July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch will be served
Registration 8:00 AM
$130 – Early bird, before May 1, 2018
$150 – After May 2, 2017


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus

Pikler Conference July 21, 2018: How Play Relates to Cognition – Where Pikler® Meets Neuroscience

Honoring Bonnie Neugebauer, Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award

babymama boys

*Open to all
At this conference you will have an opportunity to learn how play impacts a child’s ability to learn, think and engage with the world. Play, movement and thought are intertwined and influence each other in an endless and fascinating loop. This conference will feature not only the formidable observations and research of Dr. Emmi Pikler and her colleagues, much of which has not been available in English until now, but also current research and practice that highlights the importance of play in babies’ and toddlers’ growth and development.

We invite you to join us as world-renowned experts delve deep into the topic of play and cognition!


Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award, Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer is Co-Founder and Director of Program Development for the World Forum Foundation with the mission “of promoting an ongoing global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.” World Forum on Early Care and Education will celebrate its 20 year anniversary in Macao, China, April 6-9, 2019.

Online, Bonnie curates content for Bonnie’s Global Café — a virtual space that feels like an actual place — inviting people from around the world to share updates and stories and to build connections in order to strengthen this community of advocates for children. Together with her husband Roger Neugebauer, a like-minded risk taker and connection strategist, Bonnie continues to provide leadership and vision for the World Forum Foundation.

Bonnie is also Founding Editor of Exchange Magazine, first published in March of 1978 as a vehicle for exchanging ideas and information among professional advocates in the field of early care and education. “Exchange is committed to supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft early childhood environments where adults and children thrive — environments that foster friendship, curiosity, self-esteem, joy, and respect; where the talents of all are fully challenged and justly rewarded.” Exchange is now in the guiding hands of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, and Bonnie continues to write her column “Speaking” in each issue and to mentor vision and history. READ MORE ABOUT BONNIE…

 


Presenters:

Alberto Adalid PhM, MS, Prof. Paola Guraieb MD, Ruth Anne Hammond, Judit Kelemen, Ken Jaffe JD, Prof. Natasha Khazanov PhD, Peter L. Mangione PhD, Eszter Mózes PhD, Prof. Oleg Palmov PhD, Elsa Chahin, Moderator: Gabrielle Anwar, Conference Committee Chair: Linda Hinrichs

READ THE PRESENTERS’ BIOS…


Registration information:
To register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card
July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch will be served
Registration 8:00 AM
$130 – Early bird, before May 1, 2018
$150 – After May 2, 2017


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus

Two extraordinary opportunities for Pikler® Pedagogue accredited Intensives

Second Week
Respectful Care and
The Relationship with the Adult
July 23-27, Los Angeles, CA

This intensive provides credit toward certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue. The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of experiential activities, discussion and lecture, as well as analyze video footage from the Pikler® Institute, observing how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations. To read more, register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card…


First Week
The Autonomous Play Activity
July 16-20, Los Angeles, CA

Autonomous play activity delves into the topic of the development of free play, including its many, often overlooked, stages. This workshop provides credit to certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue for parents and educators of young children. To read more, register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card…


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus


Daily schedule: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Early bird  for each session: 
Before May 15, 2018 – $1,200
After May 16, 2018 – $1,350

Our holiday gift to you – two full scholarships!

Dear friends and colleagues,
We wish you a holiday season filled with love, joy and peace!

In celebration of this holiday season and in gratitude to the Pikler House, the PLUSA Board of Trustees is giving away two full scholarships – 700 Euros each – for the basic level intensive in Budapest, Hungary: Self-initiated Motor Development. This intensive will take place at the Pikler® House, March 5-9, 2018 (5 days).

Drawing will take place on January 9 to commemorate Dr. Pikler’s birthday!

To participate in the drawing, please add your name to the list via our Facebook post, or by writing to info@pikler.org (Does not include airfare, accommodations or meals.)

Thank you for your continuous support. We wish you and your family a very happy holiday season and a joyful new year.

With love,
The PLUSA Board of Trustees


Course details http://www.pikler.hu/new-page-20/
March 5-9, 2018 (5 days)
Self-initiated Motor Development

The most well-known ideas of the early childhood pedagogical principles of Emmi Pikler are probably those about the infant’s self-initiated motor development. Her research and writings about the significance of free movement, its practical implementation and the necessary conditions are widespread and popular.

Dr. Emmi Pikler’s observations about the free movement of the infant open a new perspective in understanding not only the principles of motor development, but also it’s influence on the development of the young child’s personality.

Participants of the seminar can explore the intact, natural process of motor development, which can only be observed if we do not directly intervene in movement. Besides healthy motor development we also discuss slow development, gross motor equipment and the appropriate environment to support free movement.

Course outline
The significance of the transitional positions and movements
Research conducted in the Pikler® Institute
Why is it difficult for adults to accept the idea of free movement?
How does free movement alter the adult’s attitude, and how does the quality of life of the infant change?


 

PART II: Dr. Intisar Shareef’s Pikler Interview Series

“Adults’ perspectives after having grown up at Lóczy”

Ever wonder about the future of a child having grown up at the Pikler Institute? We hope you enjoy Judit Kelemen’s and Dr. Shareef’s beautiful conversation. Proof that the Pikler® approach transforms lives! 

Please enjoy PART II of our Pikler Interview Series with Dr. Shareef.



With love,

The PLUSA Board of Trustees