It’s been a long time coming. I believe that one’s path unfolds at just the right time, and I am in no hurry.
I am excited to share that I am putting together an initial Mindful Me playgroup in Philadelphia this fall/winter. I will be meeting with a couple of community centers to determine a good location, and the plan is to let the whole thing evolve as organically as possible. As a long time nanny in Philadelphia, I know parents and caregivers are often looking for activities and socialization opportunities during the week and on weekends. The basis for the playgroup will be to create a community of like-minded individuals who seek support in their role within the family and larger community. This special playgroup will welcome everyone to respect the children with whom they spend their time as wholly capable beings in the world and will strive to maintain an environment of positivity for all. Mindful Me playgroups will hold space for those striving to be more conscious parents, grandparents and childcare providers, and we will all grow together, week to week, playgroup to playgroup.
Sessions will include a group gathering time, music, open-ended play and create activities for children and adults and space for adults to connect, get advice, and feel heard. Each session will include a new family mindfulness technique and will build on previous sessions.
Look out for more details in the coming weeks and comment below with things you’d like to see in a family mindfulness playgroup for children 0-5 (programs for older children are also in the works, so school-age ideas also welcome).
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