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Parenting with Play

Parenting with Play is primarily focused on children ages 0-10 years.

Questions about Parenting with Play?

Contact Claudia Gravitt, Director of Program Development and Evaluation
cgravitt@wonderscope.org

April 3, 10, 17, and 24
3:30pm – 5:00pm*

*Includes 30 minutes of free play in the exhibits following each workshop!

Program Fee: $150 per family for workshop series.  

A playful 4-week program for families to learn, play and grow together!

Four one-hour workshops. Enjoy free play time in the exhibits following each workshop!

Wonderscope’s mission is to spark a lifelong love of learning though the universal and uniting power of play.

The Power of Play: Play is essential for building strong social-emotional, physical, and cognitive skills in children.

Wonderscope’s Parenting with Play program was designed to help you become more confident in your ability to parent and understand your child, and to show you all the fun ways you can make play a part of your everyday lives.

In this four-week program — led by experienced professionals including a child psychologist, play therapist, music therapist, and art therapist — you and your child will engage in activities that will strengthen the bond you have and you will learn, play and grow together!

Questions about Parenting with Play?

Contact Claudia Gravitt, Director of Program Development and Evaluation
cgravitt@wonderscope.org 

Look at all you will discover!

Growing Up Playfully: Understanding How Play Affects Your Child’s Development

In this workshop, you will discover how to:

  • Recognize what skills your child can learn through play.
  • Use play to help your child develop socially, emotionally, and physically.
  • Incorporate play into everyday life.

 

Playing with Feelings: Using Play to Stay in Tune With Your Child’s Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

At the Week 2 workshop, you will receive a Play Packet that you can take home with you! The Play Packet contains ideas for games, crafts, pretend play, songs, and other activities that you can do with your child(ren) at home

In this workshop, you will discover how to:

  • Use play in conflict resolution.
  • Use play to understand your child’s emotional state.
  • Use play to teach your child about empathy and boundaries.

 

Paint and Groove: Incorporating Art and Music into Playtime

In this workshop, you will discover how to:

  • Successfully incorporate art and music into playtime with your child.
  • Understand which areas of child development are strengthened through art and which areas of child development are strengthened through music.
  • Use art projects and music to help your child express emotions and tell stories.

 

Family Ties: Using Play to Bond With Your Child

In this workshop, you will discover how to:

  • Use play to learn about how your child communicates.
  • Use play to understand your child’s interests.
  • Use play to show love and care to your child.