Little Hands & Me Parenting Network is a childhood developmental and parenting service in Saskatoon! The programs offered are for every day, average parents seeking high quality programming that is filled with learning, play, signing and exploring their children’s world.
I, Tanya, have been working with families focusing on child development, parent-child interaction in communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta for the past 8 years!
In 2012 my first child was born! I began to search for baby sign language classes as I knew there were many benefits such as: reduction of frustrations, early language skills, understanding what my child wanted or needed and whole brain development. This led me to become a Certified My Smart Hands Instructor! My Smart Hands is a Canadian Parent Tested Parent Approved award winning program! I have been teaching this program in Saskatoon for the past 3 years!
Based on family feedback, I decided to create sensory based learning classes. The Wiggly Worms class focuses on whole child development that includes: movement, music, literacy, sensory based learning and a favorite MESSY PLAY!
This year, I took training and became a Certified Positive Discipline Educator! I am so excited to be offering this programming to Saskatoon. Positive Discipline is based on Dr. Jane Nelson’s work and is an Adlerian Based program. This parenting way is a NO shame, NO blame, No Pain and the tools promote Kindness & Firmness. Positive Discipline way gains much knowledge from influential individuals such as Dr. Dan Siegel who is commonly known for his research on family interactions, and how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, and autobiographical memory.
I also am a certified baby wearing educator. I love, love, seeing babies and toddlers being worm around the city!
Here are a couple of my trainings and credentials:
✿ Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator
✿ Certified My Smart Hands Instructor
✿ Bachelor and Diploma of Social Work- career focus in parent-child interaction and child development (University of Calgary and Mount Royal University)
✿ Curriculum and Core Training with Growing Great Families
✿ Growing Great Kids program
✿ Social and Emotional Development Training
✿ 1,2,3 Magic- parenting course
✿ Effective Communication with Parents – Bow Valley College
✿ Mental Health First Aid- focus on Maternity Mental Health
✿ Ages and Stages Questionnaire Screener
✿ Baby Wearing Educator