18 August 2013

Fisher Price Joy of Learning Workshop

While preparing to leave the corporate world, I went to a couple of workshops that I felt would prepare me to not only become a better work at home mom but also to become a better mother. Luckily, I saw an advertisement on Fisher Price's Joy of Learning Workshop which was conducted by Carrie Lupoli.

The purpose of the workshop was to help parents and expectant moms understand the importance of the role they play in their child's development.  It discussed four topics:

  1. The Roles and Responsibilities of Parenting
  2. Understanding Development Milestones
  3. How Children Learn Best
  4. Age Appropriate Play-based Ideas for Optimal Growth and Development.

A Play Area for Children

Carrie, better known in the internet world as "Chief Mum" was a great speaker to have.  A renowned child expert, she guided us through each lesson not by lecturing but by guiding us through various tasks and activities.  This made the event fun while instilling in us timeless knowledge on how to raise our children effectively.  Through the workshop, we learned that, "through play, children learn about themselves and others, and how things work and about the world around them."  We also learned that "every play experience helps prepare (our kids) for school."

Ava's Box
One of the biggest takeaways that I got during the workshop was that the measure of our success as parents is how we prepare our kids to become independent adults.  From day one, that is what we have been doing for them.  Carrie gave an example of us parents preparing a box of traits that our kids will take with them one day when they become adults and go out into the world on their own without us guiding them anymore.  So before that time comes, we have to try our hardest to instill in them traits that would form them into well adjusted and excellent adults.

Audrey Zubiri and Carrie Lupoli sharing their insights
to the participants of the workshop
I admit, I'm still learning the ropes in the parenting thing and I am glad that there are these kinds of workshops available out there.  

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