Healthy Child Day 9:30 am - 12 noon Mon, Oct. 1st, 2012 FREE with admission at Peekaboo Childrenâ€™s Center Dana Warp Mill 90 Bridge St, Ste 206 Westbrook, ME tel: 854-3500 www.PeekabooCenter.com
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Workshops & Activities
Summary Peekaboo Childrenâ€™s Center will be joining many other organizations nationwide in observing the Healthy Child Day on October 1st, 2012. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness about the benefits of good health and to provide families in the area with local resources for good nutrition, family fitness and healthy lifestyle. We invite parents and families with children to join us in this celebration by participating in workshops and activities that will take place on that Monday. Since room is limited in each workshop, a sign-up is encouraged to ensure a spot. In addition, names of the signed up families (to any of the workshops or event) will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary admission to the event (extended to parents/caregivers and all children of the same household). Parents with or without children are welcome to attend the workshops. RSVPâ€™s must be received by 5 pm on Sunday, September 30th to the e-mail email@example.com.
Workshop and Activity Schedule: 9:30 am
Peekaboo opens for play
9:45 am 10:30 am
Brains, Tantrums, and Listening: Aiming for Better Communication and Problem-Solving with Young Children” By Sarah MacLaughlin, author of the book “What Not To Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children ”
10:30 am 11:15 am
“Musical Explorations for Families” By Kate Beever of Maine Music & Health
10:00 am 12 noon Tasting of delicious “Peek-a-book Green Smoothies”, made with bananas, mixed berries and spinach. Provided by Kids Gone Raw (kidsgoneraw.com) Children’s activities on healthy eating Provided by Peekaboo Children’s Center (www.peekaboocenter.com)
Raffle Description: (in alphabetical order)
Raffle Item #1: Weighted Washable Kitty Kuddles From: Grampaâ€™s Garden The Weighted Washable Kitty Kuddles snuggles purrfectly around upper back, neck and shoulders, or sits quietly in your lap. Makes a great friend when you need to relax. 5" x 21" Weight 2 lbs. or 3 lbs. Hand wash. Non-heatable. A $32 value.
About Grampaâ€™s Garden www.grampasgarden.com
Grampa's Garden was founded in 1993 to provide all-natural therapy and comfort products to help you live a healthy life. Their self-care products help relax, balance, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul. Most of the self-care items are hand crafted right here in Maine, using only the finest ingredients, by people who care about your health and protecting the environment.
Raffle Item #2: RAWsome Kids Snack Pack From: Kids Gone Raw This pack (a $25 value) includes two flavors of kale chips “banana bread“ and “brownie”; four flavors of RAWkin’ Rolls fruit leather strips; and a bag of Strawberry gRAWnola. These healthful snacks are not only filled with immune boosting nutrients, but are scrumptious too! Don’t be surprised to get a response from your child, “RAWWWW, I WANT MORE!!! About Kids Gone Raw kidsgoneraw.com
Kids Gone Raw is a place for kids & their people to learn about healthy living. The two founders, Maggie and Elizabeth, want to share & inspire you to have fun in the kitchen, take pride in your health & to play in nature. “Kids Gone Raw” is an uncookbook in the works & it is FOR kids of all ages. Kids Gone Raw is also a local resource with a wealth of information on health tips, recipes, nutrition info, playtime & project ideas & MORE!
Raffle Item #3: An autographed book “What Not To Say...” & one-hour parenting consultation Value $125
From: Sarah MacLaughlin In this book, Sarah MacLaughlin addresses the need for a succinct guidebook, one that is short on theory and long on practical help for busy, often overworked caregivers. Utilizing 66 common expressions--those things we have often heard and sometimes say ourselves--she explains why many everyday interactions with children can be ineffective, if not downright damaging. Offering empathy rather than guilt, MacLaughlin reveals how our words sound to a child and gives examples for replacing ineffective sayings with more positive and productive language for various situations. The book's chapters on important areas of communication--for example, labels and nicknames--provide a basic framework for assessing and guiding young children's behavior.
About Sarah MacLaughlin www.sarahsbalancingact.blogspot.com Author of the award-winning, Amazon best seller, What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children, Sarah MacLaughlin considers it her life's work to promote happy, well adjusted people in the future by increasing awareness of how children are spoken to today. Sarah teaches classes and workshops locally, and consults with families nationally and internationally. (Further information about Sarah is in the “Workshop Description”.)
Raffle Item #4: â€œBooksâ€? Gift Basket From: raising readers The Raising Readers gift basket contains a variety of new children's board and picture books, for ages 0 - 5. Estimated retail value: $90. About raising readers www.raisingreaders.org
raising readers is an ambitious effort conceived by the Libra Foundation to foster a love of reading, improve literacy among babies and young children, and ultimately, improve the health and educational outcomes of Maine children. Now in its 12th year, raising readers has distributed more than 1.7 million books to more than 190,000 Maine children.
Raffle Item #5: An autographed book â€œThe Other Baby Bookâ€? From: Miriam Katz and Megan McGrory Massaro The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby's First Year guides new and expecting mamas on a journey past "shoulds" and "musts," back to the heart of true joy and relationship. The authors, Massaro and Katz, are helping mothers reclaim a simpler, more connected first year with their babies. Readers will find eight fun-to-read chapters filled with baby-friendly practices, along with stories from moms in-the-know.
About the authors www.theotherbabybook.com Megan McGrory Massaro is a freelance writer, and mother to the beautiful Anabella Sofia. Megan earned a BA in English Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She taught middle and high school English for seven years before transitioning to a full-time writing career. She currently lives in the Boston area with her husband Mark and daughter. Miriam J. Katz is a work at home mom and professional coach. She lives in Boston, MA with her husband Misha and daughter Dalia. Miriam was certified as a Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She received her BA in Psychology from Clark University, and an MBA from Boston University.
Raffle Item #6: A $100 Gift Certificate to Spiral Tree Yoga From: Spiral Tree Yoga, Pilates & Wellness The gift certificate offers a choice of the following services to Spiral Tree Yoga: one-hour private yoga session (parent and baby, toddler, adult); one-hour private Pilates session; one-hour of personal training session; one-hour wellness consultation; or one-hour Reiki session. Spiral Tree Yoga www.spiraltreeyoga.com
A wife, a mother of two wonderful children and yogi for over ten years., Aleksandra is also a Pilates trained instructor, a personal trainer, a wellness coach, ayurvedic consultant and a Reiki practitioner. Teaching and guiding people towards a healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle are her greatest passion and professional path in life. She offers classes and private sessions throughout Southern Maine including Portland, Kennebunk and surrounding towns.
Workshop Description: 9:45 am
“Brains, Tantrums and Listening: Aiming for Better Communication and Problem-Solving with Young Children” with Sarah MacLaughlin
About the Workshop: Sarah MacLaughlin, local parenting educator and author of the book What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children and the Parenting Toolbox column for Parent & Family, will lead this facilitated discussion about how development, brain science, and parent reactions converge. Learn to reframe and understand your child’s behavior better. With simple tools that promote connection and relationshipbased parenting, you will walk away able to reduce parental stress and enjoy your children more. Sarah is a certification candidate in the Hand in Hand: Parenting by Connection approach and has been educated in the Birth Roots Community Supported Parenting facilitation model.
“Workshop Description” Cont’d
About Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW: Author of the award-winning, Amazon best seller, What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children, Sarah MacLaughlin considers it her life's work to promote happy, well adjusted people in the future by increasing awareness of how children are spoken to today. Sarah teaches classes and workshops locally, and consults with families nationally and internationally. For over twenty years, she has worked with children and families on both coasts. With a background in early childhood education, she has previously been both a preschool teacher and nanny. Sarah is currently a licensed social worker at The Opportunity Alliance in South Portland, Maine, and works as the resource coordinator in therapeutic foster care. She serves on the board of Birth Roots, and writes the "Parenting Toolbox" column for a local parenting newspaper, Parent & Family. Sarah MacLaughlin lives in Windham and is mom to a young son who gives her plenty of opportunities to take her own advice about What Not to Say. Read further resources on communication with young children on Sarah’s blog: http://www.sarahsbalancingact.blogspot.com/
Workshop Description: 10:30 am
“Musical Explorations for Families” with Kate Beever of Maine Music & Health
About the Workshop: Come enjoy group music activities with your children. See how singing and improvising together can aid in your child's development- using music to count, take turns, interact and communicate, self-express, and improve motor skills. No musical experience necessary — join this group to relax and experience the joy of group music making with a board-certified Music Therapist. About Kate Beever and Maine Music & Health: Kate Beever, of Maine Music & Health, is a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. (cont’d on next page)
“Workshop Description” Cont’d
About Kate Beever and Maine Music & Health - Cont’d:
Kate Beever works with clients of all ages who have cancer, autism, cerebral palsy, brain injury, depression, developmental disabilities, dementia, and respiratory diseases. She presents at conferences and facilitates group and individual sessions while keeping an active performing schedule as a pianist and percussionist. She is also a trained REMO HealthRhythms facilitator. Visit www.mainemusicandtherapy.com for further information.
Thank you for celebrating the Healthy Child Day with Peekaboo! Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St, Ste 206 Westbrook, ME 04092 tel: 854-3500 www.PeekabooCenter.com
Published on Sep 16, 2012