Location: Circus Play Cafe – 1650 E. 12th Ave (Vancouver)
Duration: 60 minutes
Age: 4-12 months
Capacity: 7 families
You’ve probably heard the term “learning through play”, but what does that really mean and how can you support your baby to get the most out of their play experiences? Knowing that the 1st few years of life is a time of abundant brain growth for your baby, you make an effort to play with your baby everyday, but deep down you really aren’t sure if you’re “doing it right”, if you should be doing more, or if you’re doing waaaay too much.IntelliPLAYTM BABY is our signature multisensory Parent + Baby play program designed to show you exactly:
- What babies need for play and what they are learning from it
- How to play with your baby to support their learning
- How to curate play experiences that will support their 3 pillars of intelligence: IQ, SQ, EQ
This 6 session interactive parent + baby program combines early childhood education theory + research and simplifies it into practical, hands-on tools to support your baby’s learning in a loving, respectful and encouraging environment.
Using a play-based learning curriculum, inspired by Montessori and RIE pedagogy/philosophy, we will meet once a week for a 60-minute class where:
- Babies will get a chance to engage in open-ended, child-led play with you and other babies in the class using developmentally appropriate educational toys to stimulate the 3 pillars of intelligence.
Simple baby sign language will be introduced to encourage communication, and some core baby development skills we will be focusing on in the sessions include (but are not limited to):
- IQ: cause + effect reasoning, focusing attention, critical thinking, spatial exploration
- EQ: self-soothing, expressing + regulating emotions, building confidence
- SQ: simple turn taking, learning from peers, participating in group social interaction
There will be short discussions about common baby/toddler development topics, and you will learn practical strategies on how to support your kiddo’s overall development in all early childhood development learning domains (motor, language, cognitive, self-help, social + emotional), while getting customized, guided support.
Get the tools to help you feel more confident in supporting your baby’s development, and develop habits that will bring more calm, peace and fun into your day.
Q: What is the difference between intelliPLAYTM & PLAYLABTM?
- Our intelliPLAYTM class has more structured discussions centred around how to best support baby development, how to play with your baby, how to choose toys that are stimulating and engaging, and how to promote the 3 pillars of intelligence (IQ, EQ & social intelligence). Each week builds on content from the previous week.
- PLAYLABTM offers the space for families to put the foundational pieces they learned in intelliPLAYTM into practice while babies have a playground to explore and interact with other children. The discussions are more based on the observation of babies in the class, what their needs are and coming up with strategies for challenges parents are currently having or are anticipating. The space is also larger so it’s great for active movers and drop-ins are available (if there is space).