Parent and Child
Parent and Child class at Polaris School and Centre
Come and join like-minded families in a calm, joyful and supportive environment of play and learning.
The educational aspect for adults will touch on parenting subjects like child development, discipline, festivals, observation, imaginative play, etc. We will also engage in simple hand work projects. The class will be set within a social environment of seasonal songs, stories, simple festivals and a shared snack.
This Saturday morning class is for parents/caregivers and children newborn to 3.5 years of age, pregnant moms and dads and possibly older siblings could attend.
09:30 am Drop-in, play, discussion on parenting subject, handwork
10:15 am Clean-up
10:25 am Circle or story
10:35 am Shared snack brought by one of the families (fruit and protein)
11:00 am Goodbye song
Dates for Fall session: October 19, 26 and November 2, 9, and 16. 2019
Dates for Winter session: TBA
Dates for Spring session: TBA
Location: Polaris School and Center, Kindergarten classroom # 161, 235 Donald St, Ottawa
Cost: $150 (includes all five classes of one session)
Two “magic” words indicate how children enter into relationship with their environment. These words are imitation and example. The Greek philosopher Aristotle called human beings the most imitative of creatures. For no age in life is this truer than for the first age of childhood, before the change of teeth. Children imitate what happens in their physical environment. […] “Physical environment” must, however be understood in the widest sense imaginable. It includes not just what happens around children in the material sense, but everything that occurs in their environment – everything that can be perceived by their senses, that can work on the inner forces of children from the surrounding physical space. This includes all moral or immoral actions, all wise or foolish actions that children see.
- Rudolf Steiner
in The Education of the Child