Inceptive Events

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Inceptive will be hosting talks, group sessions and parent-child workshops to help parents hear directly from the early childhood experts like pediatricians, psychologists, speech therapists, educators and researchers. 

Upcoming events

Learn to massage your baby!

Inceptive and WeeThrive are pleased to announced a 5-week Infant Massage Workshop. This course will guide parents and primary caregivers through a series of massage techniques, one session each week.

Each session will typically last a little over an hour and we schedule 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins. This workshop will be conducted in a small group setting with a maximum of 6 families to allow for personal attention. The course can be taken by one or two parents and their infant up to one year of age (or two infants if two adults are present).

During each session, we will cover:
– massage of one area of the body: legs, abdomen, chest, arms, face and back
– review of areas previously introduced
– presentation of a theory topic associated with Infant Massage – such as behavioral states, infant cues, suitable conditions for massage at home, etc
– discussion of topics of interest to parents, such as sleeping, crying, and colic.

We will learn and sing together a lullaby that can be used during massage time, and there will be opportunities for parents to ask questions and share experiences. We will provide handouts each week so that parents can continue practicing at home easily. At the end of the course we will ask for an evaluation to be filled out, so that we may use the feedback to improve the course.

Class schedule: 
– Dates: Saturday, April 28 – Saturday, June 2.
No class on Saturday, May 26 (Memorial Day weekend).

– Time: 9:00am -10:30am.

Fee:
– $150.00 total for all 5 workshops. Check or cash payment due at the first workshop. Please select “pay at the door” option at the checkout.

– Subsidized rate available for eligible families, please email us – info@inceptive.org

Registration: Here

Past events

ParentTech: explore new scientific apps and products

Most parents have questions about the use of media and technology — what, when and how to use educational apps and products. So we’ve decided to start a series of Inceptive events where parents can connect with experts and learn about new educational apps. We hosted our first event in this series on March 17, 2018 at Hax San Francisco. 

We started this event with a talk by Christine Elgersma. Christine is a Senior Editor, Parent Education at Common Sense Media. She spoke about how to get kids off of devices, benefits of co-playing/co-viewing media, balancing screen time with other activities, and choosing the best apps and media for learning.
 
Product teams from Aiko & Egor (Animation 4 Autism), Kinedu, Cinemood, Babynoggin, Octopus Watch, Playfully, and Oya Labs showcased their  products at this event. 

 

Photo credit: Oyalabs

What parents should know about flat head syndrome

We hosted our first webinar on pediatric health – flat head syndrome on March 3, 2018.

Flat head syndrome or plagiocephaly is a common but treatable and preventable disorder in infants. Inceptive was fortunate to have a very accomplished pediatric neurosurgeon from Brazil conduct a webinar on this topic. For those who couldn’t attend, please see the video here. We hope you find it informative.

*Note: The goal of this webinar is to raise general awareness among parents and not offer advice on individual cases. The treatments and preventive measures discussed here are based on scientific evidence and best practices. However, if you have any questions about appropriate care for your child, please discuss them with your pediatrician.

Parent-infant workshop

We hosted our first free event, Help your child thrive (a parent-infant workshop) for a small group of first time parents on December 2, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

This interactive workshop was be led by an experienced Montessori educator, Françoise Sansoni. Françoise demonstrated simple activities that stimulate physical, language, and cognitive skills for infants aged 3 months – 7 months. Read Françoise blog to find out more! 

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