The Importance of Unstructured Play


Nowadays,  play-especially unstructured physical play- is becoming endangered due to the increase of screen time and structured activities.  Although most parents know that it is very important to limit screen time, they also admit that it is probably the most difficult thing to do!

Join us on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to discuss the importance of unstructured play and to talk about some practical strategies to support our children’s free play and limit screen time.

About the speaker

Manal El-Chafei holds an MA in School Counseling and Guidance from the Lebanese American University. After her graduation, Manal received intensive training in Child and Play Therapy by the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy, Toronto-Canada, and she has also attended trainings in Sandplay Therapy at Play Therapy International-United Kingdom, in Theraplay Techniques and Marschak Interaction Method at Nadis-Turkey approved by The Theraplay Institute-USA, and in Emotional Intelligence by Six Seconds Network. Manal is also a certified Peaceful Parenting coach . Manal’s experience in the field has been dedicated to working with children, parents, and educators; she has worked as a school counselor at Wellspring Learning Community in which she had the opportunity to conduct individual and group counseling sessions with children and to conduct guidance sessions for both parents and educators. Manal has also participated in planning and conducting several workshops and projects with local and international NGOs such as NRC, UNRWA, MECC, and she currently has her private practice as a parenting coach and a play therapist.



Playtown. Address: La Mode Bldg, Berlin Street, Raouche. Beirut, Lebanon. Click here for map.


Wednesday 18th April 2018



Price per ticket

60,000L.L. (Kids are also welcome and able to play at Playtown with adult supervision, entry tickets to Playtown for little ones not included in ticket prize for workshop).

Tickets must be paid in advance via Western Union under the name of Dina Maktabi. For further information, please what’s app us on 76-748884