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.
RIE Bred parents night out as we delve deeper into the philosophy and theory behind Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach (tm) - What does respect really look like when you pick up your young infant or change your babies diaper...
“When we remind ourselves repeatedly that challenging behavior is a little lost child’s distress call, we begin to see the ridiculousness of taking the behavior personally. We recognize the absurdity of reactions like, “How could you treat me like this after all I do for you?! Why don’t you listen ?” Perspective gives us patience, confidence, and the calm demeanor we need to be able to help.”