‘An Introduction to Early Years Imaginative Play’

Learn how to lead imaginative play in less than an hour!

How this course works:

  1. Learn two powerful techniques that encourage children to follow instructions – the first time!

  2. Learn how to lead children in a drama game that takes place in an imaginary world

  3. Ignite children’s imagination and target the development of their key skills through play

“Great course, well organised and the content was relevant to my job role. The different ideas and concepts were both interesting and easy to use as well as transferable in any situation. I would highly recommend this learning – Imagination has no limits! Go for it!” Tina Harrison, Child Development Worker, Leeds County Council

Who’s it for?

Anyone working with children aged 3 – 5: Early years practitioners, childminders, and teachers looking for exciting, effective ways to target the development of their children’s key skills.

We pride ourselves on creating training and resources that anyone can deliver – from the most theatrical among us to those who would consider themselves naturally shy.

What will I learn?

  • How imaginative play supports the seven areas of learning and development (EYFS)

  • How to create an imaginary world using two Pyjama Drama techniques

  • How to use these techniques to deliver a Pyjama Drama game to 3 – 5-year-olds

What skills will children develop?

When you play our game using the two techniques you will learn in this course, children will develop a range of skills including:

  • Concentration

  • Confidence

  • Co-operation

Do I have to be ‘good at’ drama?

If you can pull a funny face and make a child laugh, or put on different voices when reading a story, you already are good at drama! And don’t forget, your subscription includes trainingdemonstration videos and ongoing support so anyone, no matter what their experience of drama, can deliver powerful and meaningful play.

What’s included

  • 40-min pre-recorded training session

  • PDF Training Booklet (includes an overview of what is learned, lesson plan, and details of the challenges we set)

  • Music

  • Access to ongoing support via our online community support group

  • Certificate of completion

Do I have lifetime access to the course?

Yes! Revisit the course whenever and as often as you like.

Is there ongoing support?

Yes. You’ll automatically be added to our online support group when you sign up for the course. Here you can chat with Pyjama Drama experts, educators, and parents of preschool children and ask questions, share ideas, seek support, and get inspired!

Is this course accredited?

Our course fully meets the Department for Education’s Professional Development Standards, the department responsible for education in England. Find out how by watching the video below!

What other training and resources are available?

Browse our full offering, from our monthly subscription service to regular online training opportunities and anti-bullying curriculum for primary schools here: https://tinyurl.com/2p9csspe

“I can’t believe I’ve never thought of these ideas before – amazing.” 

“Great balance between resources and support.” 

Brilliant session – thank you!” 

“Excited!! Has given me a different outlook on how to engage children’s imaginations! Thank you.” 

“So excited to try this tomorrow with my preschool group! I think the children will love it and the adults will think I’ve finally lost it!!!” 

“It was excellently enjoyable training. I feel excited to use these techniques! Thank you so much.” 

“After this training, I have gained a huge amount of confidence and ideas on how to help children use their imagination by using your game and techniques.” 

“It was amazing.” 

“Thank you. As a newly qualified practitioner, I’m appreciating these tips through training.” 

“Thank you very much. Really enjoyed it. Definitely playing it tomorrow!” 

“Really enjoyed this session. Can’t wait to try some new things.” 

“Thank you, tonight has been fantastic.” 

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  • 3 Lessons
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