JPlay, Development and Learning
Loris has a degree in Psychology; she also has a degree of Child Life Specialist (Child Life Council of New York), which consists of using play as a learning tool. She has a Diploma in Thanatology (IMT) a Masters Degree in Psycho-Oncology (UCM) and a Masters Degree in Methodology of Behaviour and Health (UAM).
“I’ve been working with children for 20 years. Basically in hospitals, with children in illness process, in consultations and providing advice to parents. Little Thinkers is a project that I started 3 years ago where I continue my work with children but from the perspective of promoting development and always using play as a tool for the acquisition of skills”.
“In psychology I have learned to understand child development, the way children learn, how emotions and cognitive or sensory development can make more connections and plant a solid foundation for learning. Children can learn all kinds of things, especially in the first years of life, but I am convinced that the emotions, the environment and the relationships they establish, as well as the self-esteem enhances the learning process and otherwise can unfavourably interfere”.
Little Thinkers came from the dream of creating an innovative development centre for children where play and art were the guidelines of working with them. The idea was to have fun workshops with a psychological and / or developmental basis to provide children with skills. All in a space (environment), where design; activities and language are because of and for children.
It is about accompanying children in their growth, or in difficult situations, strengthening them from love, with a well-founded, modern, innovative structure and methodology that respects their essence and values. Raise children with confidence, which are not afraid to take risks, which are free and with the maximum of their capacities. Children who respect their peers and the world around them, thus being able to achieve everything they set their mind to.
“In Little Thinkers we create a“ healing environment ”(healing space) so that children can build, accommodate and manage what happens to them in their everyday life and so that they can learn from everything that happens so as to help them be stronger and happier people”.