We live in an age of technology, with information and entertainment at our fingertips, and at the fingertips of our children. While this reality may have its conveniences and advantages, it can also preempt the time and space needed for play in our children’s lives. Research is now confirming what age-old cultures have intuitively known all along, that play is actually a vital part of healthy development. What kind of play do children (and adults!) need in their lives? How do we make room for true play in a world ready with quick fixes? In this course, Tamara will explore these questions and discuss what we can do as caring adults to preserve play in a world that is moving too fast. 


Course participants will view the online recordings from their own computers through our virtual campus and come together weekly as a group to discuss the material using our videoconferencing system. While individuals can take this course at any time on their own through our continuing education program, this is a unique opportunity to meet with others weekly and be supported by a Neufeld Institute Faculty member.

Time & Place

This Preserving Play in a Digital World course is being offered in an online format on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00am Pacific. The course starts with an orientation session on March 28, 2017, and will run for 5 weeks.


If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of recieving a full refund or credit.