The Parent and Child programs are for parents with their children ages one through three.
Join us one morning a week (Mondays through Fridays) from 9:30 to 11:30 am in a beautiful setting which encourages free, creative play with toys made of natural materials. Enjoy a nutritious, homemade snack, learn to craft simple toys for your child, and discuss a healthy start for your family.
Our morning ends with a circle of songs, rhymes, stories, and the opportunity to play in a natural outdoor space.
The rhythm of the morning is as follows:
9:30 to 10:30 – Arrival
- Free play time for children
- A craft or work experience for parents
- A small ‘quieting story’ if necessary
10:30 – 10:40 – Tidy up time (“We are sturdy little gnomes” song)
10:40 – Snack time (“Blessings on the blossoms”)
- Discussion opportunities with parents
11:00 – Tidy up the table
11:05 – Circle
The circle includes rhymes and songs both standing (walking, hopping, twirling, etc) and sitting (finger games, clapping, etc). The songs are seasonal with home and garden themes – there is continuity each week and new ones are added regularly.
11:15 – Story
The story is seasonal with a home and garden theme – very simple – often based on a timeless folktale. The story is told for 3 or 4 weeks.
Finish with “We’ll dance with the flowers…”
11: 20ish – Tidy Again
- Outdoor play (optional)