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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



Yoga & Mindful Play

A fun and playful yoga session that will leave your staff feeling refreshed, connected and invigorated!  Imagine your staff filled with laughter as they play with bubbles, a colorful parachute and juggle rainbow scarves while doing themed yoga to upbeat music! 

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

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! 


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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