The NSW Department of Communities and Justice provides assistance with the Parenting Calendar.
Yoga for You & Your Baby
Fridays 18-25 October & 8-15 November, 11am-12noon
Four weeks. Supporting movement, development, balance and relaxation for parents and babies 0-12months.
Caring for Kids First Aid
Sunday 8 December, 1pm-5pm
St John Ambulance workshop for parents, grandparents and those entrusted with the care of babies and children. Covers children 0-12 years. Includes First Aid Kit.
Terrific, Testing or Tricky Toddlers
Mondays 11 & 18 November, 7:30pm-9pm @Concord Library
Session 1: Tantrums – Why they happen, how to manage/minimise them and help your child recover; Why toddlers don’t hear and how to ensure they listen.
Session 2: How to build good self esteem; Importance of giving your toddler skills to overcome setbacks; What you can say that will set your child up for success.
Expectant Parents Breakfast
Saturday 26 October OR 23 November, 9:30am to 12noon
A free parenting workshop. Find out about local services, receive an info kit and meet other local expectant parents. Presenters include a Child & Family Health Nurse on early childhood services; a Baby Ambassador and Parent Educator who focuses on ‘Getting to Know Your Baby’ at a deeper level; a Childcare worker on choosing care and how to know what’s best. Breakfast facilitated by Peter Kadwell, a Men’s & Parenting Group Leader.
Circle of Security
Introduction to Circle of Security over 2 nights only, 14 & 21 October, 7pm-9pm
- Need access to valuable information in a condensed form
- Seeking support in how best to respond to ‘testing’ behaviours.
Circle of Security full course over 3 Saturdays, 16-30 November, 1pm-4pm @Five Dock Library
The Circle of Security provides a ‘map’ for caregivers on how to navigate parenting while juggling other demands.
Benefits for you include:
- Feel less stressed and more competent as a parent
- Help your child develop the tools and techniques to manage big feelings.
Benefits for your child include:
- Enjoy more happiness and feel less anger with parents
- Turn to parents for help when in trouble.
Being Creative - Children's Art
22 October to 10 December, 4pm to 5.30pm.
This Tuesday after school children’s art class is for 4-8 year olds. This art class is a creative hub for all kinds of artmaking – painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture, mixed media and printing. The children learn about the practices of various artists to use as inspiration for their own work. Contact DCC to enrol your child.
Have you claimed the $100 Creative Kids voucher? As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great. For more information regarding the Creative Kids program go to service.nsw.gov.au/creativekids or phone 13 77 88.
Read & Create Classes for Preschoolers
Mondays 14 October to 16 December, 9:30am to 10:30am
Each class begins with a read aloud of a top-quality, meaningful picture book. A different reading skill is modelled and explored every week. We then move into an open-ended, process-based creative project inspired by the book. The mini maker takes home an artwork after each class. For more information see www.ohcreativeday.com.
Groovy Grandparents Playgroup
This is an offsite playgroup for grandparents and grandchildren from 18 months to 6 years. The playgroup is an informal gathering where grandparents and grandchildren come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to connect, play and learn. There are currently spaces available in this playgroup. Please contact Carol on 0430 114 168 or DCC if you and your grandchild would like to attend.