Do you like playing with your children? It’s very common for this answer to be “no”.
To be honest, I never used to either, and some days I can still feel the resistance rising when my kids invite me to play. I admit it was partly selfish reasons that led me to creating my THREE MONTH parenting support program CONNECTED. Mostly I wanted to share my knowledge and experience of bringing deep connection and joy to parenting. The bulk of the program is the weekly live Friday night workshops in which I share all of this.
But then I had the idea of adding in some daytime activities to give parents enrolled in the program an opportunity to connect with their children, while also giving them different ideas of how to play. These have fondly become known as Virtual Playgroup sessions and they’re run twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. This has also helped ME come up with ideas for playing with MY kids and has also been a creative way to combine parenting in isolation and work! That is what you call a win win!
But three weeks in I find myself struggling to come up with new ideas for these sessions. And then I came across @msleannepatten – an early childhood teacher who has come up with a great program with 30 days of activities for young kids – while also explaining the learning that happens alongside the play. Genius!
So I’ve signed up for her program, with full disclosure that I will be borrowing her ideas to use in my program! The first thing I’ve borrowed is her wonderful checklist for a Scavenger Hunt on Thursday. Yay!
For anyone interested in joining Connected, it is not too late! We’ve had two of the live workshops so far, with 10 to go. The workshop this Friday night is on “Understanding your Child’s Brain”. If you miss the sessions it’s no problem as you can watch the replays! We’ve got the most lovely group of parents in there so far, I can promise you will be given a very warm welcome!
– 12 workshops held Friday nights at 8:30pm AEST held live in the group
– Virtual playgroup Tuesday and Thursday mornings AEST held via Zoom
– Closed Facebook group
– Three months $77
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