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Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby asiababy » 01 Aug 2012, 18:44

As some of you know already, there is a great space in Neihu called Parent's Place. It's owned by Angie Chang, who is from Canada and lives in Taiwan with her Taiwanese husband and three children. This summer, we ran a really fun, educational Summer Camp for children. The kids had a GREAT time. We've also had some workshops which included photography and magic.

Here is a list of classes we are planning to open starting September. Let us know if you are interested in any of these so we can plan the schedule and instructors. Most classes are 450TWD per class, but this will really depend on the type of class. Regarding suitable age of children, most things are open to all ages. So far, we have mostly catered for children through to Grade 6, but there is room to offer other classes if there are enough students interested. You can join in the conversation on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=483623121665550&id=240486032645928 or contact us through the website: http://www.parentsplace.com.tw. And of course, you can ask any questions here.

Classes:

Cooking Taiwan: Buying and cooking local vegetables AND cake decorating for birthdays (for the parents)

Little Chefs: A kids cooking class

Dance Fit: A Zumba inspired fitness class, including a weekend class! (for parents)

Mandarin for Moms: Learn Chinese in a ch
ild friendly environment

Mandarin for Kids: Chinese for the little ones

Dance: One class for preschoolers and another for older children

Baby Massage: Learn massage techniques for infants

Step into Literacy: An introduction into the alphabet and phonics for preschoolers

Little Artists: An art class for toddlers

Writers Workshop: One afternoon a week, English writing practice for those with kids in local schools that need to improve their English language reading and writing skills.

Lego: a Lego class for older children

Baby Sign Language: Learn to communicate with your baby

Roots and Shoots: A free, once a month club teaching older children about environmental issues with lots of fun projects to do together!

*The space is also available for parties and get-togethers, please check info on the website.
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Looking for like-minded parents, a friendly space to take your kids, and classes for English-speaking children? http://www.parentsplace.com.tw
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Re: Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby asiababy » 12 Sep 2012, 22:43

Here's the latest updated schedule for classes in September. Remember we need four confirmed registrations to guarantee a class, so PLEASE register your interest at http://www.parentsplace.com.tw to make sure we know you want to join the class!

Prenatal fitness: Monday, Thursday, Saturday 10am
Moms into fitness (and other women, too) Monday, Thursday 11am
Mandarin for Moms Monday 10-11:30am - now running
Stepping into Literacy Tuesday 10-11am Kids 3-6yrs- now running
Preschooler Cooking and Art: Wednesday mornings Kids not in school yet
Writer's Workshop, Cooking & Zumba for Kids Wednesday afternoons * -starting Sept 12th (1-3 for writing, 3-4 cooking, 4-5 zumba/fitness games)
Dancefit (for adults) Wednesday 6:30pm (now running), Saturday 11am
Kindermusik: Friday 10am – Babies
Kindermusik: Friday 11am – Toddlers

*Grade 1 and up for Writing, if you have younger ones for cooking and zumba, contact Angie

Parents' Place is right by Da Hu MRT station, with a bus stop and street parking right outside.
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Re: Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby asiababy » 06 Nov 2012, 23:03

We now have some really fun classes going for little kids! The general rate is $450 per hour of class. There may a materials fee for the class, so remember to check on that.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Messy Masterpieces- An art class for 1.5-4 year olds. Tomorrow we are doing a couple of art projects to do with Eric Carles 'The Hungry Caterpillar'. Please dress your kids in play clothes that you don't mind getting dirty as we are hands on in the paint and glue tomorrow!

Please confirm here or at http://www.parentsplace.com.tw to be sure we have materials prepared!

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Wednesday afternoon is Writers' Workshop. So far, there are ten children in the class. The first hour covers grammar and phonics, presented in a way it would be in a Western classroom. The second hour focuses on creative writing and expression. Children in the class are aged first through fourth grade at the moment. I tailor much of the class for each child, so it's like a home-school environment with friends around to share with.

This Saturday (November 10th), I am running a novel-writing workshop, inspired by NoWriMo. Cost for this workshop is 50NT per child for the 3 hours. You MUST let me know if you plan to attend this workshop, as I need to prepare materials.

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We also have Free Play on Tuesdays. All are most welcome to come along and let kids play with the toys while they enjoy a chat with other parents.
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Re: Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby asiababy » 12 Nov 2012, 08:41

Here's a list of things going on in November and December. I'll update this as other things are confirmed. Everyone is welcome to join in the activities. Unless otherwise noted, you can call Angie (0987 576 771) for more information.

Ongoing every Monday: 10am-10:50am: Prenatal Fitness (moms looking to slowly get back into shape also welcome)
Ongoing every Tuesday: Stepping into Literacy 10-11am (For 3 years and up, now using nursery rhymes to cover literacy skills)
Ongoing every Tuesday 10am-noon: Free Play Time in the meeting room, for all little ones and parents
Ongoing every Wednesday 10am-11am- Messy Masterpieces for children 18months and up - art for little ones, incorporating literature (***definitely welcome more enrolments in this class***)
Ongoing every Wednesday 1:15pm-3:15pm - Writer's Workshop for first grade and up - Grammar, spelling, reading, and creative writing
Ongoing every Thursday 10am-10:50am - Prenatal Fitness
Ongoing every Friday 10am-10:50am - Kindermusik Class 1
Ongoing every Friday 11am-11:50am - Kindermusik Class 2
Nov 24th 2:30-3:30pm - Workshop for kids wanting to write for the Awesome Playgroup News
Nov 25th 1-5pm - Cosmetics DIY Workshop with Katerina Call: 0916244419
Dec 1 - Parent's Night Out (to be announced)
Dec 2nd 2-4pm - Christmas Cooking Workshop with Katerina Call: 0916244419
Dec 8th 10am-12 noon - Family sushi-making with chef and cooking teacher Ivy Chen
Dec 9th 2-4pm - Clothing upcycling workshop with Katerina Call: 0916244419

**Chinese class for parents still waiting for more enrolments**
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Re: Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby Nuit » 12 Nov 2012, 09:16

Writer's Workshop sounds great - I wish we lived in Taipei just so we could go to that. Would like to set something similar up here, do you have any pointers?
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Re: Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby asiababy » 12 Nov 2012, 16:21

Nuit wrote:Writer's Workshop sounds great - I wish we lived in Taipei just so we could go to that. Would like to set something similar up here, do you have any pointers?


Our Writer's Workshop is designed for kids that have a "native-English-speaker-like-background" and parents who want the kids to keep up their English as they go through schooling in Taiwan. I'm lucky in that I have a Certificate in Early Years Education and ten years' experience teaching in Taiwan as well as schooling my own children, so I have a lot of background information to work with. Even so, it is a pretty big task to take on if you want to help each and every child develop to their potential. You can find a lot of information about "Writer's Workshops" online. I've added more formal material to part of our class, because our children don't get the native-English-speaker style grammar, spelling, and reading instruction at local schools, that they would get back home. I spend a lot of time finding materials that work for all levels in the class, as well as developing individual components for each child. The effort put in does get rewarded. This happens when the children tell you how much they love the class, and show you great work they have done at home between classes.

I also try to find as many "real" things to do as possible. An example is our participation in National Novel Writer's Month. The kids are really excited by this, and are now all producing stories like crazy. Another example of producing things that we can use is writing for the Taipei City Playgroup newspaper. Getting feedback on their writing from people in the group is very motivating for them.

That's what I can think of off the top of my head. Hope that helps.
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Re: Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby Nuit » 12 Nov 2012, 20:31

asiababy wrote:Our Writer's Workshop is designed for kids that have a "native-English-speaker-like-background" and parents who want the kids to keep up their English as they go through schooling in Taiwan. I'm lucky in that I have a Certificate in Early Years Education and ten years' experience teaching in Taiwan as well as schooling my own children, so I have a lot of background information to work with. Even so, it is a pretty big task to take on...


Thanks - agree about the big task, I think we'd need to hire someone like you :neutral:.

There's at least 3 other kids in this area about my daughter's age (she's about to turn 6) who also have that 'native' background, and I can see how great it would be to have something structured like this to go to on a Wed afternoon after school, although perhaps (for her) starting in a couple of years time. How old is the youngest in your class?
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Re: Workshops coming at up Parents' Place in Neihu

Postby asiababy » 12 Nov 2012, 21:41

Nuit wrote:
asiababy wrote:Our Writer's Workshop is designed for kids that have a "native-English-speaker-like-background" and parents who want the kids to keep up their English as they go through schooling in Taiwan. I'm lucky in that I have a Certificate in Early Years Education and ten years' experience teaching in Taiwan as well as schooling my own children, so I have a lot of background information to work with. Even so, it is a pretty big task to take on...


Thanks - agree about the big task, I think we'd need to hire someone like you :neutral:.

There's at least 3 other kids in this area about my daughter's age (she's about to turn 6) who also have that 'native' background, and I can see how great it would be to have something structured like this to go to on a Wed afternoon after school, although perhaps (for her) starting in a couple of years time. How old is the youngest in your class?


We have three six-year-olds in the class. They all started first grade this year.
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