After the success in playfulness of last year's first edition we're back!
Three days dedicated to exploring the value of Playfulness between people from Italy, Europe and the World. Unique in its location, a lovely medieval village in the heart of Italy.
There are two streams to the festival: – LET’S PLAY: for families, children and anyone curious to experience the beautiful playful atmosphere. – PLAY AND LEARN WORKSHOPS (LET’S WORKSHOP): 3 days of workshops and sharing for educators, facilitators and people interested in exploring playfulness in life, education and in the work place.
Playfulness as an attitude and disposition of character and it’s cultivation.
How is Playfulness cultivated in life, in work, in education? How does Playfulness spread?
How is it taught?
How can playfulness make our lives more interesting and meaningful?
We will explore Playfulness in workshops and happenings around the village.
Festival goals To bring people together from Italy and abroad to explore Playfulness, creating an atmosphere of light-heartedness, joy and fun among the participants and locals. Practice and explore together the importance of Playfulness. Share playful educational methods dedicated to children, teens and adults. Creation of a local Playfulness practice community.
Festival location In the marvellous setting of the medieval village of Toffia, in Sabina, an hour north from Rome easily reachable from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. Toffia is a small village with just over a 1000 inhabitants.
The activities take place in the whole village in some indoor structures and in the streets and squares.
Playfulness in life: Exchanges of playful practices for facilitators and people interested in exploring Playfulness with adults and children. Collaborative, uncompetitive, extremely engaging games that open us up and make us literally children. Expressive and creative and even scientific activities in a playful way.
Playfulness in education: Exchanges of practices and playful approaches by and for educators, teachers and parents dedicated to children and adults. Especially how can we cultivate and maintain the approach to Playfulness while dealing with children?
Playfulness at work: Sharing and reflections on practices for a more playful working environment.
Creator of the Festival Anthony Trahair, juggler, yoga teacher for children and adults and author of the book “Pearls of Juggling”. Anthony believes in the fundamental importance of expanding playfulness among people for improving enormously the quality of our lives.