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Purposeful Play: the work of young child

Toddlers Weekend Edition - March

  • From 20 US dollars
  • Online Meet-up

Service Description

Purposeful work can empower young ones to take ownership, find pride in their work and feel a sense of belonging. We'll talk about including daily or weekly routines where there’s an expectation for everyone to contribute. Little kids tend to enjoy participating in things that interest them or when they are given the freedom to explore. This ‘help’ from young children often adds time (and maybe mess) to our day but the benefits are worth it! Heavy work activities include anything that involves pushing, pulling, carrying or lifting heavy objects. This work provides a unique opportunity for sensory input including proprioception. They learn where their body is in space through running, jumping, climbing, pushing, falling, lifting, and pulling. Many kids will also then relax or calm down after big work and some may even have improved focus when they get proprioceptive input. Topics Covered: The benefits of 'hard work' and big body movements Sensory seeking behaviors and activities to offer A list of daily and ongoing invitations to consider Creating spaces and invitations for motor development Making peace with extra mess and extra patience/time Our weekend edition is available as a single class, a monthly subscription or as a shortened, recorded class. Weekly and monthly conversations are led by Katie DaMota, MAS, who has been talking with and listening to babies and toddlers since the 90's. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience along with an open mind. "There is no one, right, best way to parent. Parenting is an ongoing practice in listening to your own compass and following your child's lead with ongoing invitations for growth." Questions welcome!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We know life happens and changes need to be made. For the support of our staff, we ask that you make them at least 24 hours before class.

Contact Details


107 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA, USA

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