Parenting Workshop

We had some really interesting chats last term, including an hour spent looking at sleep , not only just how important it is, but also some healthy habits we can use to help us sleep well at night.  We will meet again this week on Thursday mornings between 9-10am so please do come along and join in, all are welcome!

Little Johns is continuing on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm until the end of school.  Yesterday we had 15 families joining us with lots of toys and activities and chatter!  Again, all are most welcome, whether you are a family that attends St Johns or not, so I look forward to seeing you!

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January

Little John’s is back running on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm.  Last week we had fun playing with water, and this week we are hoping to play with pretend snow!  Watch this space …..

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I am also starting a new Confident Parenting course this Thursday (the 19th of January) for all parents.  It’s on just for an hour, from 9 til 10 on a Thursday morning,  It’s a 6 week conversational course designed to build parental confidence when it comes to tackling behaviour in the home, covering such topics as being positive at home, family routines and friendships.  ALL WELCOME!

Hope to see you all soon!

Little John’s

‘Little Johns’ is held on Tuesday afternoons from 2-3.15pm for all pre-schoolers, so please come along when you can, families who don’t attend the school are welcome too!

Boys and toys

We always have some sort of messy play, and plenty of other toys, and it’s chance to get to know other parents and for your children to meet with other children who may well become their class mates one day!

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Parenting Workshop

On Thursday mornings we meet between 9 – 10 am and talk about various aspects of parenting.  A couple of weeks ago we talked about Mindfulness, and how it can help us with anxiety and feeling down, and we had a go at colouring in a mandala.  We actually managed to stay silent for 10 minutes (even though we were only aiming for 5!) and everyone agreed to feeling relaxed and peaceful at the end.  Mindfulness exercises are something that can be carried out by everyone, adults and children, and definitely take some practice as we learn to focus on the moment and our senses, and letting go of our anxieties – which is not always as easy as it sounds!

 

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Last week the session was about resilience, and what we can do to help our children bounce back after things go wrong.  This week’s session is about Anger, and helping our children deal with it in a healthy way, so do feel free to join us, or let me know if there is a subject you would like to cover!  Everyone is welcome!

This week

‘Little John’s’ has started again on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm, so please feel free to drop in with your under 5’s whenever you can …. people who don’t attend the school are welcome too, so bring your friends!

I now have Buzz the school dog with me 2 days a week, he’s proving to be a big hit around the school, and comes outside at lunchtime with me.  This week we accompanied Reception to the church for the Harvest Festival which was a treat to watch!

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Just a reminder you are always welcome to come and chat with me about concerns you may have, and I’ll do my best to support you.  I am hoping to start a Parenting Course soon, so watch this space, but in the meantime, we have a parenting drop-in first thing on a Thursday morning (9am) where we drink tea/coffee and genuinely do chat about parenting (most of the time!).

Home visits

I was very privileged for the first 3 weeks of term, and accompanied Miss Allen on all her home school visits for our new reception class.  It was so lovely to see the children in their own homes, relaxed and happy, and enjoying showing us some of their favourite things!  it also gave me the chance to meet all the new parents, and I think I can say, I know ALL the names of the reception children!

 

Little Johns starts again today on Tuesday the 27th September 2016 so please come along with your pre-schoolers of any age and join in the fun!

Messy Play

This week we had another busy week at Little Johns … Messy play is so good for children’s imaginative play, so please come along and let your children make a mess here at St John’s!  Tuesdays at 2pm.

 

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Was that really snow?

I am glad I decided to hold Little John’s inside this week, as the sky went from blue to white and we watched snow falling outside through the window!  We had fun mixing potions, playing with play dough, colouring  and all the usual toys.

 

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We had another lovely baby massage session (kindly hosted by Mel), and then the babies played with the emergency blanket.  They are really cheap to buy, and babies love them, they make a great noise!

See you next week!

 

Little John’s

We made the most of some sunshine this week at Little John’s and played outside …. as usual we had some messy fun as well as playing on the big, outside climbing equipment.  It was lovely to see some new faces!  (Is it REALLY going to snow next week?)

 

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I am hoping to run a Confident Parenting 6 week course soon, so watch this space ….