Child development, we hear this term tossed around a lot in magazines, doctor’s offices, at the health units, and various programs. Yes, Little Hands & Me Parenting Network even takes this term one step more and suggests, “whole child development”.

 

So what is this whole child development? Why should you care about this when you are cuddling your 4 week old or perhaps your 8 week old or even your 3 month old?

As your precious little newborn begins to grow, experience the world and they begin to move through distinct moments of development! In each of these stages, there are tremendous growth in the brain and body. What happens and when these take place is basically genetics (this is what makes us human). YET, your child’s world, their connection, play, signing, and conversation has influence on the benefits from each stage of development!!!
AND ASCD’s Whole Child Inituative was created to create conversations about change from a focus of academic achievement to one that promotes long term development and success of children! Their moto is “the whole school, whole community, whole child model”

WAHOO!!! This is exciting (at least for me) as I am working to build a Together Strong community who are feeling blessed not stressed in their parenting journey!

 

Whole child development in a very simple term are circles that encompass a whole being and is a holistic model. This includes the social, emotional, cognitive, language, physical (fine and gross motor skills), and spiritual elements of a human being.

 

These are elements that are drawn in and promoted in each and every single program that Little Hands & Me Parenting Network offers!!

Ready to join Our Parenting Network? We would love to have you.

Fall Class schedule with FAST ACTION BONUS is NOW ON until July 25.

MONDAYS:

Parent Consults

 

TUESDAYS:

945am – Smiles & Giggles Newborn Coffee Time

11am – Baby Sign, Play & Explore- Purple

1pm – Baby Sign, Play & Explore – Purple

2pm – Salsa Babies

5:30pm – Salsa Tots – Pink

7-9pm – Positive Discipline: Understanding Your Child

 

WEDNESDAYS:
10am – Salsa Tots – Pink

11-1 The Growing Patch – All ages playgroup

1:30-2:30pm
Bebe Abrigos – 2nd and 4th week of the month

Ages and Stages Screening – 1st week of the month

 

THURSDAYS:

10am – Baby Sign, Play & Explore – Purple

11am- Salsa Babies – Blue

12pm – Baby Sign, Play & Explore – Purple

1:15pm- Wiggly Worms Tot Sensory

5:30pm – Salsa Bellies

7-9pm – Positive Discipline: Understanding Your Child

 

FRIDAY

7 to 9pm – Parents Game Night

SATURDAY

11- Salsa Bellies

Together Strong,

Tanya

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