12 August 2009

The Place For Families

The Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center in Northside is hosting the following parenting workshops and classes next month. The Place for Families.

Raising Healthy Kids in a Super-Size-It World
...Juice Plus experts will share practical, every day simple solutions for a lifetime of improved health habits. Smoothies and healthy snacks will be served.
Sat., Sept. 12th @ 11:15 - 12:15, Free!

Baby Food: Made At Home, Made Simple
Sat., Sept. 26th @ 11:15-12:15, Free!

....support, encouragement, understanding, and answers to your “new mom” questions?
...Group meets Thursdays (Sept. 3rd-24th) @ 10:30 & Sept. 19th @ 11:30, Free!

Circle of Life - Belly Dancing
... Women at all stages of life welcomed
Saturdays (Sept. 12-26) 11:30-12:15pm. $50/5-class package or $13/class.


Whale of a Tale , interactive story time
September Story Time Themes:
9/1 & 3: What Flower is Taller than You? Sunflowers!
9/8, 10 & 12: It’s Fall! Where are all the Birds Going?
9/14, 17 & 19: Mr. Bear Says all he wants to do is Sleep!
9/22, 24 & 26: Bubbles - not just Summer Time Fun!
9/29: Bzzzzzz!
Ages: Birth to 5 years @ 10:30am, Free!

Jammin' in our Jammies! musical play for families
Thursdays, Sept. 3-24 @ 6:00pm
Ages: families with children 1-3 years, $100 for 10-classes or $13/class.

Little Sprout Yogis baby & me yoga
Sundays, Sept. 12-27 @ 1:30, $100/10-class package or $13/class.

Family Fiesta Spanish for the whole family
Tuesdays,, Sept. 1-29 @ 9:30 & 10:30, $100 for a 10-class package or $13/class
Ages: 19 months - 12 years


...facilitated open-play sessions you’ll discover creative ways to stimulate your infant’s senses, learn simple play activities to promote motor development, as well as practice infant massage and reflexology techniques which promote brain development, lessen colic symptoms, enhance sleep patterns, and promote infant bonding and attachment.
Thursdays, Sept. 3-24 @ 9:30, $100/10-class package or $13/class

Tiny Tunes musical play
9:30, 10:30 & 11:30, Birth to age 5 on Mondays, Sept. 7-28 or Wednesdays, Sept. 2-30
$100/10-class package or $13/class.

Head & Shoulder, Knees & Toes Brain Play
Our infant behavioral specialist will share specific techniques to promote your baby’s awareness and thinking skills, as well as activities to enhance sensory development and promote the brain-body connection, all through “play”!
Thursdays, Sept. 3-24 at 10:30, $100/10-class package or $13/class

Movers & Shakers, crawler-toddler developmental play
Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 11th @ 9:30, $100/10-class package or $13/class.

The Next Step
...let’s clap our hands, stomp our feet, and explore fun ways to fine-tune your child's motor skills and enhance their language development.
Tuesdays, Sept. 1-29 @ 10:30, $100/10-class package or $13/class

TOT (Time Out Together) - parent-Infant/toddler enrichment
...focus on increasing young children’s attention spans. Each class will include themed “learning times” during which we’ll engage in hands-on learning activies and practical life skills, focus on cognitive and motor skill development, and promote language and social skills. During our healthy snack time our facilitator will discuss topics like nutrition, discipline, sleeping issues, & preschool preparation.
Wednesdays, Sept. 2-30 @ 9:30, ages: 12-35 months
$250/10-class package or $30/class.

Signing Safari
Join your child in singing, signing, playing, & rhyming! ...Children can “talk” with their hands as early as 9 months. Why whine when you can sign?!
weekly @ 9:30 & 10:30am
ages 6 months to 5 years, on Mondays, Sept. 7-28 or Saturdays, Sept. 12-26
$115/10-class package or $13/class and includes a Signing Safari DVD.

Imagination Station , artistic play
...We’ll explore with a wide variety of mediums, such as paint, clay, sand, products from nature, and everyday recyclable items.
weekly @ 9:30 & 10:30am
ages 19 mo-12 yrs, Fridays, Sept. 4-25, Cost: $100/10-class package or $13/class.


A Signing Safari
...The ASL alphabet and number system will also be learned and reinforced through real-life role-play. Deaf culture awareness will be emphasized, as well.
Saturdays, Sept. 12-26 at 11:30am, 6-12 year olds, $100/10-class package or $13/class.

African Drumming
.. the drum beat is heard every day for communication, celebration and fun. We’ll even learn how to make our own drum. Let’s celebrate our global citizenship!
Tuesdays, Sept. 1-29 @ 4:30 & 5:30, 6-12 year olds, $100/10-classes or $13/class.

For all the classes: rsvp at website or call 513-591-2332.


Quimbob said...

Have you participated in any of these ?

CityKin said...

no I haven't. If anyone has, I would love to hear about their experiences.

Unknown said...

We've taken several classes at the CFEC and love it. We've taken the music class, some parenting workshops, and just started the art class. I can't say enough good things about it! Great place to hang out, have a coffee, and let the little ones play before and after class as well!

Quimbob said...

Thanks Schneiders. I don't have any kids so I see this stuff & wonder. There seems like a ton of stuff for kids & families in Northside with CFEC, Happen Inc., The Branch Library, MoBo, The Village Green, McKie Recreation Center and LaBoiteaux Woods, CAIN, the various churches including Covenant, which is working with the folks trying to build a Skateboard Park.
Now if they could just put the kibosh on the fagins.....

CityKin said...

We know many families in Northside and they all love it.

That's the first I heard of the skate park initiative. Sounds like a good fit for N-side.

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