Wow, I cannot believe that February is half-over and I haven't managed to write a blog post till now! Remember, if you have a program or something you've been thinking about you'd like us to highlight, those are always the most popular posts!
Last week, I (along with librarians and other early childhood providers from around the region) attended a teaser program about Parents Interaction With Intention (PIWI) Playgroups. PIWI is based on trying to support and nourish parents as they interact with their children, and it is especially designed to work well with families who are working with disabilities.
It builds on the ideas that libraries have been thinking about for a while:
- Parents are the experts on their own children
- Parents are the most important people for their children
- Our role is to help develop parental competence and confidence, and to promote mutual enjoyment for parents and their children.
- We can support parent/child groups by having great environments that set them up for success.