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Sunday, January 20 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Making Your Home Playful and Joyful: Using Play, Toys, Games and Creativity in Building a Jewish Family and Joyful Traditions

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' report The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children explains how and why playing with parents and peers helps build thriving brains, bodies, and social bonds. Play not only improves children’s abilities to plan, organize, get along with others, and regulate emotions; it helps with language, math, social skills, and even stress management. Join early childhood experts for a hands-on, playful, creative workshop about using play to help build your family’s Jewish practice and your children’s Jewish identity. In addition to having a fun time and meeting other parents of young kids, you’ll leave with a long list of ideas for purposeful play with your family.

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Turhan Karabey

Assistant Center Director, Jewish Council for Youth Services
After teaching at JCYS’s Lakeview center for 11 years, Turhan joined the leadership team at JCYS Wicker Park and played an integral role in opening the center in August 2016. Turhan passionately believes in a Reggio-inspired, emergent curriculum based on cooperative, play-based... Read More →
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Jenna Turner

Consultant/Partner, Paradigm Project
Jenna Turner’s passion for the field began when she graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Elementary Education and a specialization in early childhood education.  She spent her first two years in a campus-based program.  She then moved back to the Chicagoland area... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PST