RIE (Resources Infant Educarers) class is a 1.5 hr. play group for babies and observation and discussion group for parents where together we spend time observing your baby at play, his/her relationship to their environment and interactions with other infants . Our beautiful and comfortable infant friendly is low tech space is based on simplicity. We gather casually on the floor, around simply crafted objects and "toys." Through Lisa, the RIE educarer, you will be guided to spend the hour and a half session simply observing, allowing yourself to let-go , relax, enjoy and permit for gentle guidance. You'll be surprised and encouraged by
the ability to simply observe your child in quiet.
Babies and toddler groups socialize, you'll learn subtle cues to better understand your baby's needs, practice daily activities like diapering, feeding and bathing with tenderness and attention, in a supportive atmosphere to have any questions answered. You'll slow down in order to gain knowledge through observation, creating a safe space for you and your baby. Practice letting your baby develop at his/her own pace, free play, and much more.
A dear friend of mine posted on her FB page. She has been in education for over 30 years. She works with students in Middle School and has done extensive research on devices and the consequences it has on children. What are your thoughts? How do you manage phones, computers, screen time with children especially under the age of 3?
Getting ready for RIE Bred Play in the Park. Every few weeks we take our class outdoors.
"Babies thrive out-of-doors. They sleep better, eat better, look better, play better and learn better. Fresh air both soothes and stimulates. I always tell parent how much more easily they could raise healthy, "happy" children if they would make outdoor living a regular habit for their babies."- Madga Gerber, Dear Parent: Caring for Infants with Respect.
I also love Janet Lansbury Outdoor Play Space blog entry sharing how to create practical and inspiring outdoor play spaces at home.
We watch and we wait. What do you notice about his focus and concentration? No one showed him how to play with the cups. What about his balance?
"Uninterrupted play promotes concentration and a long attention span. When we interrupt a child, we also stop what he is doing, whatever process he may be in the middle of, as he focuses on us. Our interruptions, no matter how well intended, become a distraction."
Your Self - Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities-from the very start By Magda Gerber