Third Haven’s Tiny SPICES 2.0 Tot-and-Caregiver Program

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Looking for a special opportunity to bond with your youngsters?

Look no further. Third Haven Friends Meeting (the Quakers) and instructor Katelin Frase are teaming up once again to bring mindfulness and nature play to you and your kids. Third Haven’s Tiny SPICES 2.0 tot-and-caregiver program is especially designed for children 3 and under and their parents and caregivers. Sessions will be held on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30.

SPICES Forest Play offers a mindful exploration of the six key tenets of Quakerism, Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship (SPICES) while immersing you and your child in the joys of nature on eight consecutive Fridays.

Young children will explore nature with friends as it was meant to be explored: in a full-body, hands-on, messy-play way. You’ll be guided in how to play with your little one(s) in the forest. Better still, you’ll learn how to create similar play experiences at home!Guided by our talented instructor, you and your tot will embrace the wild side by running, adventuring and immersing in the outdoors. Our weekly topics include three sessions on mindfulness in nature, three sessions on building in nature, and two as nature investigators. Every session includes story books; shared snacks with tea/hot chocolate; laid-back discussions on key topics about kids, mindfulness and nature; and lots and lots of play.

Tiny SPICES 2.0 Program Topics:
• March 15: Mindfulness March – Noticing and wondering in nature
• March 22: Mindfulness March – Meditation and the open sky
• March 29: Mindfulness March – Breathing in nature
• April 5: Nature Makers – Let’s build a mud kitchen!
• April 12: Nature Makers – Let’s build a music wall!
• April 19: Nature Makers – Let’s build a child’s sensory garden!
• April 26: Nature Investigators – Noticing signs of spring
• May 3: Nature Investigators – Creek explorations

This unique youth program will meet on the tranquil grounds of Third Haven Friends Meeting, at 405 South Washington Street. The cost is $20 per session, or $120 for the eight-week program. For more information or to register, e-mail Amy Owsley at amy.owsley@gmail.com, or telephone her at 410-200-2332.

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