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Humour Development From Birth to 3 Years With Dr Elena Hoicka

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST


Stronger Practice Hub Event

In this session Dr Elena Hoicka will discuss research-based evidence about how to share humour with children from infancy through 3 years. She will discuss when infants first understand and produce humour and go through 21 types of humour that children appreciate in the first four years. She will also discuss how you can share humour with children and understand when they joke with you. Finally, she will discuss research about early humour’s potential benefits. You will have a chance to discuss and reflect on humour you’ve seen in your practice; how you engage in humour with young children; and what benefits you might see in using humour in the early years.

Note: This session will be recorded.

About Dr Elena Hoicka

Dr Elena Hoicka is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on humour, creativity, and pretending in the early years. She has published in top academic journals including Child Development and Developmental Psychology and has run grants funded by the ESRC and British Academy. Hundreds of news articles and broadcasts have covered her research worldwide, including BBC News, the Telegraph, the Independent, The Times, the Daily Mail, Metro, and the Mirror. She created the website Baby Loves Science to conduct research on early development, and share research through blogs, journal articles, and media articles.

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This training is for early years practitioners and leaders working in settings or childminders in our Stronger Practice Hub area (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire, Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire). We will also prioritise settings and childminders in areas of deprivation.


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Humour Development From Birth to 3 Years With Dr Elena Hoicka
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2 Hours
Dr Elena Hoicka
Dates and times
Wednesday 9th October, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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St. Pauls Children’s Centre: There is no on-site parking but parking is available on the road for £1 an hour for a maximum of 3 hours, or in Cabot Circus which is 5-minute walk from the St. Pauls Children’s Centre.

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