Learn social skills through play

On Sunday, May 7, 2023, we had the opportunity to meet and play with the children of the Multifunctional Youth Center of Ipsona (POKENY), while exploring their strong characteristics and learning social skills and behaviours.

The workshop was based on positive psychology and undertaken by the local partners of the ProW project, CARDET research centre and Institute of Development. Parents/guardians were guided to explore ways of promoting positive behaviour at home, learning new social skills, and developing their children’s social-emotional aspect. Children applied the new skills on the spot during outdoor sensory-based activities based on the messy play method, such as “waiting my turn”, “cooperating with other children”, or “respecting rules”.

The event was held in collaboration with the Multifunctional Youth Center of Ipsona (POKENY) and Messy Play, Art & Therapy by Hehe in the framework of the 2nd Pancyprian Messy Play Festival in the spacious, open courtyard of the St. Savas Church of Ipsona in Limassol.