Appleseeds hosted our group of stay at home dads to sample one of their new programs, Chat & Snack. In essence, chat & snack was a parent forum where the dads in our group (and a few moms) got to talk about SLEEP HABITS with an expert, Janeen Hayward of Swellbeing, while munching on crackers & pretzels. Janeen facilitated a lengthy discussion where she offered her wealth of knowledge to our group about this important, and sometimes frustrating topic. The dads in our group got to share experiences, ask lots of questions, address frustrations, and provide best practices with one another. During this dads enrichment activity, our kids were roaming, crawling, and interacting on the playmats in front of us. Sure, the class was a bit crowded and the acoustics were loud, but participating in these types of forums is always helpful for me because I get to learn about the different approaches parents have toward healthy sleep habits for their kids.
As an Upper East Sider, Appleseeds is family friendly & well worth the trek downtown.