- Understand all mat time play and its link to other developmental skills
- Learn alternative positions to work on tummy time for those babies that may get frustrated on their belly
- Understanding development of sensory system and its relationship to learning and play
Supporting Baby’s Development is part of our Beyond the Bump (Postnatal) parent education workshop series. This workshop series covers wellness and parenting topics for new families: breastfeeding, baby care, normal infant sleep, postnatal recovery, planning for new parenthood and more. See our Famiily Wellness web page for details.
Pricing and Registration
This workshop is designed to be taken as a series of 6 for $90 per parent/baby. Series pricing automatically applies when registering for 6 classes simultaneously.
Beyond the Bump – Spring 2019
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm St. March Church (Dance Studio)
- Apr 25 – Back to Work After Baby
- May 2 – Supporting Baby’s Development
- May 9 – Sleeping After the 4th Trimester
- May 16 – Postpartum Mental Health and Self-Care
- May 23 – Your Postpartum Body
- May 30 – Starting Solids
Individual workshop registration is $20 for one parent/baby pair. Contact us about bringing additional family members.
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About the Instructor
Sarah Laryea, co-founder and co-owner of Playwell, is an occupational therapist with over a decade of experience working with young children. She specialized in motor skill development, cognitive development, and sensory system/regulation for children. Sarah is also a licensed baby and child massage therapist. Through Playwell, Sarah is excited to offer caregivers and children a nurturing environment to spend time together and utilizing play to enhance children’s development.
Sarah has over twelve years of extensive pediatric experience spanning from embryology through to childhood development. She has spent her career working with babies born prematurely as well as infants and toddlers in the communities with a variety of developmental delays. Her career has allowed her to work with various areas for growth including: hypotonia, hypertonia, sensory modulation disorders, general cognitive delays, difficulty with feeding, and general movement disorders. Earlier in her career, Sarah was instrumental in the development of preventative and wellness care at George Washington University NICU. In 2010, she helped to establish GWU’s full-time NICU program.
Sarah holds an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University,B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a certified Educator of Infant Massage.
Sarah is a mother of two and she enjoys traveling, running, drinking coffee, anything near the water, messy play with her kids, and trying new restaurants.
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