Puzzle of Parenting Workshops
Spring 2021 workshops will include the following parent activity activities:
Get all the dates and registration information at collaborative.org here.
Designed to help parents and caregivers promote their young child's social and emotional development and to better understand young children's challenging behaviors. Learn how to use positive approaches; help children learn appropriate behavior; and to build a child's confidence and self-esteem to prepare children for successful early learning experiences. Each session in this workshop presents a new topic, attend one or all!
These are Spanish versions of the Positive Solutions workshops above.
Baby & Toddler Sign Language
Learn how you can enhance communication with your young child before they are verbal by introducing and using ASL signs together.
First Steps to Reading
Did you know that you can help your child grow into reading by talking, playing, sharing books and even singing together? In this four-session workshop find out why these things are important.
Being a father and parenting today can sometimes look very different from what dads may have experienced with their own fathers. This father/child program includes a discussion time with fathers on these changes, their experiences and ways in which they can promote their child's healthy development and early learning experiences.
Early Reading Skills
Talking, singing, playing and reading with your child all build early reading skills. Learn how you can do more of these activities with your child and how these and other everyday interactions with your child provides preparation for reading.
Screen Time and Managing Virtual Engagement
iPads for infants, touch screens for toddlers, video games for preschoolers - screens are everywhere! Join us for a discussion on the impact of screen time on young children's development, and guidance on screen time with young children.
Helping Children Manage Anxieties
Addressing children's anxieties during the pandemic can be challenging. This workshop will offer concrete strategies parents can use to support toddlers and preschoolers. Suggestions will be offered about talking to children about the pandemic in developmentally appropriate ways, providing social emotional support for children, and potentially transitioning back into child care settings.
Learn safe and creative STEAM activities that allow for fun exploration and experimentation. Suggestions to engage children's imaginations, promote creativity, and sharpen their powers of observation will be provided.
Grandparenting During the Pandemic
Many grandparents are caring for their grandchildren during the pandemic, and the role is different from those of the parents. This is an opportunity for grandparents to connect with others, discuss their experiences and feel supported.
Yoga for Families Series
Breathe, stretch and bond in this 12-week interactive workshop. Incorporating varying mindfulness themes each week, children and their parents will learn helpful ways to maintain a healthy balance between active movement and tranquil breathing.
Music and Movement Series
A series of music and movement workshops for parents and children aged 1-5. Sing, dance, and enjoy these original and classic songs played on a variety of musical instruments.