Sibling Preparation Class

 

  Offered every other month or so at the Kirkland Library (Clinton, NY) and/or other nearby location, this hour-long class is based on the very popular class taught by Penny Simkin, in Seattle, WA. The class is designed for children (ages 2 ½ - 8 years old) and their parents and includes information on pregnancy, birth, and new babies. The information is presented in an honest and friendly manner, appropriate to a young child’s learning level. The cost is $10 per family for one child attending and $5 for each additional child. To register and learn more, contact Kim. Please include your due date, where you plan to birth, what number child you are pregnant with and the names and ages of the children you would like to attend the class. Private classes are also available for $30 per class. Please contact me if you are interested or have questions, registration is required.

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"Kim's way with the children was very gentle and respectful. Our three year old warmed right up to her and was very interested in "Verona" (the pregnant and birthing mommy doll). The class made it more realistic for him and helped so much when I was in labor. He was not afraid, but excited for his baby brother! " --TKD



"The class offered a welcoming, friendly environment that helped my children feel comfortable in a way that a medical office would not have.  They felt free to participate and ask questions to gain a full understanding of the information shared.  The birthing doll was particularly helpful since it provided a visual representation of what was being described and helped convince my son that mommies are not cracked open like eggs to get babies out." -Heather.



Quote from my 3 year old:  "I love it, I love it, I love it!" -Heather
Coming soon, Penny Simkin's DVD, "There's a Baby" a story about birth for children, seen through the eyes of a sibling.



A sibling class: First two pictures children are finding out what's in the baby's diaper, the third picture, children sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to the baby and, remaining pictures are children holding the baby, using the rules they learned in class.