September Classes are Registering ! 2024

This hour long class is for toddlers 16months through 3 (we have a special 1 1/2 hour class for kids turning 3 by Dec. 31st )
Crafts, socializing, music, singing, fingerplays ,exercising. bells, bubbles,parachute play, storytime, snacks… all the things your child loves in one class ??
Come have some FUN with your toddler.

Registration Form

Creative Parenting Classes registration Form
During each eight-week session, your child will interact with her or her peers, you will spend quality time together, and you will meet other parents and learn some new ideas. Together you will enjoy making a craft, singing songs, exercise, fingerplays, bells, bubbles, parachute play, having a snack,and storytime. all the things your toddler loves to do in an hour long class.

Eight weeks of fun learning activities
Class 1 – 16 months to two years old

Tuition: $180
Length: 1 hour
Any age (16 months through three years) can attend this class.
Class 2 – Three years olds

Tuition: $220 ( three year old class)
Length: 1.5 hours
Must be at least 2 3/4 years old to attend this class.
Session Schedule
Creative Parenting provides continuous eight-week sessions from September through May. This year, we plan to follow the schedule below. This schedule may vary slightly because of winter weather conditions, but in most cases we follow our posted schedule. Please contact us for exact start dates.

Session Month
Fall I September
Fall II November
Winter I January
Spring March

Weekly Class Schedule
Classes are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Yardley only.
Note: Classes for three year olds are held on Wed. 10:30 -12:00 and Thursday 10;45-12;15

Tuesday Class 1
9:25-10:25 am Class 1
10:30-11:30 am – –
Wednesday Class 1
9:25-10:25 am Class 1
10:30_12:00 am – –
Thursday Class 2
(three year old class)
Yardley 10:45-12:15

Registration for Late Spring and September 2022

Registration is now OPEN for our late Spring,four week session.
This session will run from the week of May 23rd through June 13th.
The classes are in Newtown ,on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:25 to 10:25 and 10:30 to 11:30.
The cost of the 4 week session is $90.00.
You can sign up with Venmo -Maryannefisher@sixfisher
call me with a credit card 215 322 5755, Paypal or check



No Huntington Valley Classes

I have decided not to hold classes in Huntington Valley this year.

A Woman’s Place Holiday Party

Last year, Creative Parenting moms did a great job collecting for “A Woman’s Place “Christmas party where they set up a Secret Shop, so the kids can shop for their moms. We would like to help them again this year.
I have called “A Women’s Place” in Warrington and they could really use our help. This shelter for women who are faced with domestic violence and abuse. Many of the women and children arrive there with nothing but the clothes on their back. The families are from Bucks County.
They need diapers (size 4 and 5 if possible) wipes and formula. They have asked for toilet paper, paper towels , and tissues.
New this year,they are asking for peanut butter ,jelly and cereal.
The families have a holiday party on Dec. 10th. The shelter sets up a shop where moms can shop for their kids and where the kids can pick out gifts for mom. They are in desperate need of gifts for this Christmas shop.
We are NOT collecting toys. The shelter likes to give moms gift cards so they can pick out their own presents for their children.
In the spirit of the holiday, I am asking if you would like to help me make this a happy holiday for these families.
The director told me that the children are between newborn and age 18. They really would like GIFT cards. We raised over 1500.00 in gift cards last year and I am hopeful we can do better. Because of the bad economy, the director suggested grocery store and Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart gift cards this year (stores that sell a variety of things)
For the moms she suggested picture frames, purses, wallets, costume jewelry (She said this is a favorite with the kids) makeup gift sets, slippers, robe and pajama sets, coffee mugs, tea pots holiday decorations ,sweaters and Bath and Body Works gift sets.
Presents should not be wrapped, but if you put a bow and ribbon around it to make it festive, it would be appreciated.
If you want to help out, you can give your donation to your classroom teacher. We will deliver all donations on Dec. 6th. If you call me, I will come to your location to pick up your donations. All donations can be dropped off at Newtown Church.
They are also in need of cookies, brownies, soft pretzel and krispie treats for the party on the 10th. You can drop the treats off at Newtown on the 11th of Dec.
Please ask your playgroups scout troops and moms club if they would like to help.
Please email me if you have any questions.
Thank you, Maryanne Fisher 215-322-5755

Ways to Give Your Children a Voice

5 Ways to Give Your Children a Voice

1. Stop moving and stop doing when they speak to you.

By looking up from the task at hand and looking into your children’s eyes, you are indicating you value their thoughts, no matter how trivial. This provides both a foundation and an invitation for more difficult conversations as they grow.

* Tip: If your days are full and you cannot give your undivided attention whenever your child speaks, make sure there is a time of day when you can be ALL there. Maybe it is at bedtime or right afterschool. When my older daughter was 3 she began asking for “talk time” at night. It involved ten minutes of her asking innocent questions and telling me trivial things and me giving her my undivided attention. She is now 12 and we still have “talk time” every night. As one would expect, the questions and topics have become more serious, and I am grateful to be part of the conversation.

2. Respect their words.

Maybe it takes time for them to put their thoughts into words. It’s okay; you don’t have to finish their sentences—they will come. Maybe their opinion is completely nuts. It’s okay; you don’t have to agree. Maybe they remember something differently than the way you do. It’s okay; you don’t have to be “right”. By giving them the time and space to share what’s on their hearts, you are strengthening their voice.

3. Let them speak for themselves whenever possible.

When my children have something they want to tell the coach, the waiter, or the sales clerk, I first let them practice what they want to say and then they are encouraged to speak for themselves. I will never forget when we were sitting at my child’s fifth grade parent/teacher conference and the teacher asked if we had any concerns. My daughter quietly spoke up to say she loved helping her classmates but there was one student who made her feel very uncomfortable. The teacher said, “I hear you. I understand.” I was relieved that my child was able to express this feeling of unease in an effort to protect herself. I commend the teacher for validating my daughter’s feelings by her supportive response.

4. Let them be the expert of something.

When my younger daughter was 4, I could not locate my car in a mall parking lot and feared it had been stolen. She quickly pointed out that we were not in the right section and showed me the way. That night, I deemed her ‘The Parking Lot Expert’ and she beamed. She is 9 now and still calls out, “Don’t worry, Mom! I remember where we parked!” She is also The Name Expert in our family because she always remembers people’s names. I also designated her The Music Expert because she knows how to tune and play her instruments, as well as sing beautifully. Children soar when their gifts are acknowledged and affirmed. By letting them lead, it gives them confidence to voice their skills and wisdom.

5. Pause before responding when troubling information is shared.

When children describe shocking information or confess to making a poor choice, take a 3-second pause and try this response: “Thank you for trusting me with this. You did the right thing by telling me.” No matter how angry you are or how much you want to scold them, it can take just one volatile outburst to shut down future communications with your child. “Thank you for trusting me with this,” opens up both the discussion at hand and the discussions of the future. Think about who you want them to confide in when they are worried, scared, or hurt. If you want it to be you, muster all the grace you have and speak calmly in troubling times.

© Rachel Macy Stafford 2015