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.
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
After reading the headline from the NYT article below, I started to think about how do you introduce books to children who are pre verbal.. Maybe a pressure free experience with no agenda.
Your Self Confident Baby: How To Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities From the Very Start.
By Magda Gerber
"Most child like books-turning the pages and looking at pictures. Enjoying books together is a wonderful activity. Keep in mind the goal of letting your child lead, and avoid teaching. Allow your child the time to develop language at her own pace."