September 13, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
General Registration: Beginning September 1, 2014
$45 per person
$35 students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town, Friends of the Sacramento Library or ScholarShare account holders.
Register today via Fairytale Town's website.
$6 flat rate parking fee for attendees at the Standard Parking garage (8th and J Streets).
Holiday Inn – Capitol Plaza
Three blocks from conference location
Conference Special: $99 per night
To receive discounted rate, mention group code: UPS
Make a reservation online or by phone at 1-888-HOLIDAY (1-888-465-4329)
The Citizen Hotel
1 block from conference location
Conference special: $149 per night for Deluxe King, Queen or Double room (Offer ends September 3, 2014)
To receive discounted rate via phone: Cal (916) 492-4446 and mention Fairytale Town
To receive discounted rate online: Go to www.citizenhotel.com and use Online Group Code: 1409FAIRYT
Morning coffee service, lunch & afternoon snacks included
Conference may qualify for professional development credit
Play is the most important work of childhood, setting the foundation for a child’s physical, mental, emotional and cognitive wellbeing. Yet there are growing threats and limitations placed on the time, resources and spaces devoted to play.
The 2nd annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town, ScholarShare Speaks and the Sacramento Public Library, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life, and more.
Download the Keynote & Breakout Sessions Speaker Schedule.
Dr. Stuart Brown
Founder of the National Institute for Play
What Nature wants you to know about play
Author of Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.
M. Sarah Klise
Drawing From Memory
Illustrator of more than 30 award-winning children’s books, including Regarding the Fountain and the 43 Old Cemetery Road series.
Dr. Gnangurudasan Prakasam
Healthy Playing, Living & Eating – Hear it from a Pediatric Diabetes Specialist
Director of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes at the Children's Center at Sutter Medical Center.
The Power of Real Play with Bev Bos and Michael Leeman
Outdoor Play with Annie Bosque
Musical Play with Alan Candee
The World of Play with Kathy Fleming
Drawing on Play with M. Sarah Klise
Playing in Nature with Shawna Martinez
Play and Literacy Panel moderated by Rivkah Sass
Creative Storytelling with Brett Stults and Eben Burgoon
The conference is ideal for all adults who work with children: parents, grandparents, elementary and preschool educators, parks and recreation professionals, physical education experts, after-school program administrators and childcare providers.
Presented by Fairytale Town, ScholarShare Speaks and the Sacramento Public Library. Sponsored by Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento.