Learn how to connect with your baby through infant massage!
Dates: September 6, 13, and 20
Age range: babies 8 weeks to pre-crawling
You will gain a greater understanding of your baby’s sensory system and her/his processing of touch, sight, sound, and smell. A Certified Instructor of Infant Massage will demonstrate all the strokes (if you attend all 3 classes), and also discuss strategies for tummy time and achieving general developmental milestones. You will learn how to:
- help your baby sleep more deeply and for longer
- bond with your baby through comforting touch and play
- reduce or avoid fussy time
- relieve your baby's colic, gas, and constipation
- read your baby’s cues and promote regulation in your baby
- stimulate your baby's growth and development
- prevent your baby's head from flattening
- increase your baby's head and neck control
Learn how to boost your toddler's fine, gross, and language development!
Date: September 27
Age range: best suited for 15 months - 2 ½ years old, but all are welcome
Join PlaywellDC’s owners for a guided hour of movement, language, and sensory play. You will learn how to:
- incorporate gross motor themes into playtime to challenge your toddler's balance and gait
- refine your toddler's skills in areas such as climbing stairs and starting to jump
- build your toddler's fine motor skills through work on coordination, grasp, and pinch
- expand your toddler's language to include more expressive and receptive vocabulary
- include sensory play in playtime in order to increase your toddler's motor skills, promote their attention to tasks, and gain early cognitive skills
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My toddler has developmental delays. Will the toddler class be appropriate?
Yes. PlayWellDC's therapists are trained to support children of various capabilities. To learn more, please visit: www.playwelldc.com.
Can my child's nanny/caregiver attend?
Yes, all caregivers are welcome.
Is there a cost to attend?
Yes, each workshop costs $25. All proceeds will support Eliana's Light. Please click here to register in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infant-massage-gross-and-fine-motor-movement-for-toddlers-practical-fun-tickets-37127048000.