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The Importance of Mindful Play in Childhood

Engage in an enlightening session as we delve into the world of mindful play for children aged 0-5 years. Discover how "The 3 C's of Play" – Community, Creativity, and Cognitive Development – form the bedrock of this approach. Explore why fostering a sense of community lays the groundwork for socially and emotionally mindful play. Gain insights into how imaginative engagement fuels creative problem-solving and enhances self-regulation skills. Uncover the intricate relationship between cognitive abilities like attention, memory, and thinking and their pivotal role in supporting and enhancing mindful play experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Learning Objectives

1. Community  - Understand why creating community is the foundation for mindful play as it relates to social-emotional learning. 

 

2. Creativity - Understand how using imagination during mindful play aids in problem-solving and self-regulation. 

 

3. Cognitive Development - Understand what the progressive building of skills, such as attention, memory, and thinking, are and how those skills support mindful play.

Additional Keynotes

The Importance of Play in Childhood and Adulthood

The Power of PLAY

The Genius of Your Play

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Mindful Play Days  

 

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Mindful Play Days are a unique and engaging experience that combines the joy of play with the transformative power of mindfulness. These sessions are dedicated to fostering a sense of community, unlocking creativity, and promoting cognitive development through play. Created with Yolonda Deon's 3 C's of Play Framework in mind, these sessions fuse Community, Creativity, and Cognitive Development into an experience that will nurture holistic well-being. It's CIRCLE- TIME for big kids! 

Mindful Play Days invite participants to tap into their inner child, fostering a nostalgic journey that reconnects them with the joy and simplicity of playful moments.

 

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Workshops 

3 Ways to Foster a PLAY Lifestyle

Let's bridge the gap between work and play!  Your staff will navigate through my Play Lifestyle Map and learn how to live a life fueled by passion, purpose and play! I'll tell stories, your staff will take notes about the 3 C's of play as they relate to themselves and we will find that work-life balance that we all dream of! 

Digital Vision Board Workshop

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These sessions can improve morale, collaboration, communication, connectivity and overall personal development among employees.  I help nurture your company's culture as one that helps people become and feel connected to a larger purpose. The group will set goals and learn how to manifest their dreams! 

Yoga Play Lab

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Join Yolonda Deon Tyler, Chief PLAYologist of Mindful Play Learning and the author of Yoga Play Card Deck and Mini Meditation Card Deck for a workshop that invites exploration, creativity, and joy, offering fun and engaging ways to incorporate playful themed yoga and playful-themed meditative restorative practices into everyday life!

Meditate and Play Lab

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Join Yolonda Deon Tyler, Chief PLAYologist of Mindful Play Learning and the author of Yoga Play Card Deck and Mini Meditation Card Deck for a workshop that invites exploration, creativity, and joy, offering fun and engaging ways to incorporate playful themed mediation and restorative practices into everyday life!

Play Dough Palooza: Sensory Play Lab

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In this workshop, participants will learn how to make their own playdough while exploring the importance of sensory play and its connection to mindfulness. Discover how engaging in hands-on activities can enhance creativity, reduce stress, and support emotional well-being.

Class Management Play Lab: Trauma-Informed Teaching & Positive Behavior Builders

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In this workshop, participants will discover effective class management strategies focused on trauma-informed teaching and building positive behaviors. Learn how to create a supportive classroom environment that fosters emotional safety, resilience, and positive student interactions.

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Popular Speaking Engagements

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The Importance of Play in Adulthood and Childhood
TEDx Boggy Creek

Why Does Representation Matter?
The Lesline Does Wellness Podcast w/ Lesline Pittman

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Yolonda Tyler: Mother/Entrepreneur/Speaker (PLAYSPACE Solutions)

Orlando International Fashion Week

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How To Bridge the Gap Between Work and PLAY!  Featuring Yolonda Tyler 

The Ted Show

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A Legacy of Entrepreneurship & The Power of Play with Yolonda Deon

All My Favorite People Podcast w/ Brittney Jones
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Keynote Speaker: "The Power of Play"

Brain Pop

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Keynote Speaker: The Importance of PLAY for Children 0-5 Years Old
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County’s Destination Kindergarten Program

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Keynote Speaker: The ABC's of Your Genius 
Mollie Ray Elementary School 5th Graduation | Orange County Public Schools 

Tips For Owning An Indoor PlaySpace 

Playspace Podcast 

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Workshop Presenter: The Importance of Mindful Play in Childhood

Learning and the Brain Conference 

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What can Yolonda Deon Do For You?

Before the Event

  • Use her social network to help promote her appearance at your event

  • Create a promo video or other content for your event, highlighting her session and why people should attend

  • Work with you and your team to ensure that her topic and presentation align with your needs

 

During the Event

  • Deliver a customized presentation that fits your audience’s specific needs

  • Deliver an entertaining and inspiring performance onstage, as well as connect and engage with attendees on the floor

  • Be accessible for on-site video and audio interviews to help increase exposure for your event

 

After the Event

  • Interact with event attendees and coordinators on social media to increase exposure

  • Recommend the event to like-minded people and future speakers

Most times I forget the importance of work/life (play) balance. Thank you for reminding me of this important application. Great presentation!

Melinda Poole

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