For your convenience, we've listed websites of organizations and publications that provide classes and information on other events for parents and their children. These include play group listings and activities, such as library story times, plays and museum exhibits.
www.montessoriforeveryone.com - A Chicago-based business that sells educational materials for Montessori schools and home schools.
Parent Groups and Classes
Programs for Early Parents Support (PEPS) - A parent support group bringing new parents (newborn to 4 months) together to share in the joys and challenges of parenthood. www.peps.org
Mothers Of Preschoolers: A parent support group connecting mothers of young children (newborn to 6 years) for friendship, community, resources and support. www.mops.org
Love and Logic - A program that provides practical tools and techniques to help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children. www.loveandlogic.com
Positive Parenting - An organization offering parenting classes and workshops that emphasize the rewards and fun of a positive approach to parenthood. www.positiveparenting.com
Parent Map Magazine - www.parentmap.com
Seattle Mama - www.todaysmama.com
Macaroni Kid - www.macaronikid.com
Health and Wellness Classes
Local hospitals offer a variety of classes including prenatal, teen, health and wellness classes.
Overlake Hospital Medical Center - www.overlakehospital.org
Seattle Children's - www.seattlechildrens.org
Swedish Hospital - www.swedish.org
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