School for Parents

School for Parents

Ideas and strategies for the education and development of your child

Being parents must be one of the most gratifying experiences in our lives, but it is also one of the most complex and difficult, due to the extraordinary changes taking place in society, and which leads us to rethink the way in which we wish to bring up our children.

Neither parents or children come with an instruction manual. We learn and grow, and build our relationship little by little, dealing with challenges often by trial and error and by looking back to how we were educated as children.

The objective of our School for Parents is to be a place for meeting and reflection. We aim to give you tools and useful guidance which will facilitate your job as parents from a perspective of dedication, patience, empathy, common sense and love for our children.

ELIS Villamartín’s School For Parents has the support of experts in different fields of education. These specialists will take us on a journey throughout the year, offering talks on diverse aspects of parenting. All the talks are free of charge.

WHERE: At El Limonar International School Villamartín.

WHO: All parents are welcome to attend our workshops, whether their children are already registered at the school or not.

HOW TO REGISTER: Send an email to schoolforparents@ellimonar.es indicating which workshop you would like to attend and the number of people who will come. We’ll write back confirming your place.

WHENTALK/WORKSHOP
16th October 2019Impact of multilingualism on children’s development
Gloria García (SENCo) & Mª Carmen Torres (SEN Therapist)
25th January 2020Early fun phonics
Michelle Heffernan (EY Coordinator)
19th February 2020Practical mindfulness workshop in family
Gloria García (SENCo) & Mª Carmen Torres (SEN Therapist)
17th March 2020Emergent writing
Michelle Heffernan (EY Coordinator)
28th April 2020Early Maths
Michelle Heffernan (EY Coordinator)
19th May 2020Growth mindset in children’s development
Gloria García (SENCo)

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF MULTILINGUALISM ON CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT

16th October 2019

In this talk we will offer the keys to understanding how children learn and develop in contact with more than one language, the opportunities and challenges that multilingual children may face in their learning journey and we will provide practical and playful ideas to know the most effective way to help them improve their communicative skills at home.

CONDUCTED BY: Gloria García (SENCo)  and Mª Carmen Torres Castell (SEN Therapist).

FOR: EY, KS1 and KS2 parents.

 

EARLY FUN PHONICS

25th January 2020.

This workshop will discuss the fun development of phonics in the Early Years. We will look at why we teach phonics, how we teach phonics in the Reception classroom and how you can support your child at home.

In the second part of our workshop, children and parent will have the opportunity to experiment some fun games to encourage the early reading development.

CONDUCTED BY: Michelle Heffernan (EY Coordinator).

FOR: Nursery and Reception parents. (Invited Nurseries).

 

PRACTICAL MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP IN FAMILY

19th February 2020.

Mindfulness is a practice where we become conscious of our own awareness in the present moment, learning to be conscious of how we move, how we feel (physically or emotionally) and how we respond or react in every moment of life. We invite you to enjoy a practical Mindfulness session in the company of children so that, as a family, you can learn fun techniques to manage stress and live more fully.

CONDUCTED BY: Gloria García (SENCo)  and Mª Carmen Torres Castell (SEN Therapist).

FOR: EY parents.

 

EMERGENT WRITING

17th March 2020.

This workshop will help you to understand how writing skills evolve and develop at an early age. It will show how writing fits into the Early Years curriculum, providing ideas to help develop early writing at home. In the second part of our workshop, children and parents will have the opportunity to experiment with some fun games to encourage emergent writing.

CONDUCTED BY: Michelle Heffernan (EY Coordinator).

FOR: Nursery and Reception parents. (Invited Nurseries).

 

EARLY MATHS

28th April 2020.

In this workshop we will present how Maths is taught in Reception and we will look into the stages of mathematical development in Early Years curriculum, providing practical ideas of how to help your child at home.

In the second part of our workshop, children and parents will have the opportunity to experience some fun games to encourage the early maths skills.

CONDUCTED BY:Michelle Heffernan (EY Coordinator).

FOR: Nursery and Reception parents. (Invited Nurseries).

 

THE POWER OF THE GROWTH MINDSET IN CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT

19th May 2020

The growth mindset is that which allows us to better face challenges by believing that our personal abilities can be developed with confidence and practice (Carol Dweck). The way parents talk about abilities and learning can have powerful effects on their children’s beliefs about their own capabilities. In this talk, we will learn what growth mentality is and why it is so important in children’s growth and offer ideas on how to promote this mindset through the sorts of praise we give children and our reaction to mistakes.

CONDUCTED BY: Gloria García (SENCo)

FOR: EY, KS1, KS2 and KS3 parents.