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Wonderful Wild

A family playtime experience to revitalize the self & renew the family bond

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Monthly Gathering from November - April​ 

Concept

Join us for playtime adventures dedicated to families with children up to age 12.

This family experience beckons you and your little ones to swap the restrictions, conventions, and limitations of day-to-day life in favor of a more primal, creative, and free-flowing connection with yourself, on another, and the nature that surrounds us.

The playtime sessions take place in our magnificent island surroundings, or in our retreat space when the weather requires.

 

The playgroup is intended to bring together families who are looking for an opportunity to bond more deeply with one another, with nature, and with a small community of like-minded friends in a creative and wholesome, yet wonderfully wild magical playtime experience.

Inspiration 

The playtime concept has been loosely inspired by the award-winning story, "Where the Wild Things Are," but will certainly expand into a fantasy world we create together as our playtime sessions continue over time.

In the story, a child goes on an imaginative journey to an island where his wild nature can be fully expressed in a wonderful rumpus. After having time and space to explore and enjoy his primal nature, the inner child comes back home to the one who loves him the most.

 

Because of this little escape from life and family norms, both the parent and the child are rebalanced and renewed. As in the story, our program aims to revitalize the self and renew our family relationships as the result of our wonderful wild rumpus together.  

Approach

The sessions will take you on a holistic adventure where you and your little ones will engage in a cross-cultural, multi-lingual, community-based exchange that fosters: Mind-Body-Spirit Connection, Creativity, Life Skills, Nature Connection, Cultural Exploration, and Passion for Soft-Adventure.

Program

 

Parent-Child Creative Playtime

 

We will start the session by moving our bodies to release energy. Then we'll settle down to hear a short story and talk about it briefly (parents will translate and check for comprehension).

 

We'll then enter into an imaginary world and become the wild animals and objects that are found in the story and our imaginary world, playing games with movement and sound, and allowing our imaginations to guide us through a magical experience together.

 

To wind things down, we will create works of art based on the story. 

When outdoors, we'll incorporate the natural environment into our playtime sessions, making each adventure as unique as the place we gather in.

Playtime Locations 

The sessions will take in various places around the island and will only be held indoors in our studio when the weather requires.

The dates & locations will be disclosed via private messaging, so be sure to sign up with us directly stay informed.

 

There will be an opportunity to enjoy kid-friendly soft-adventures together while on location, as well as the chance to visit local playgrounds, when available.

Program Itinerary: Saturdays* (Alternate meeting days & times may be announced via private group message)

10.30: Playtime Session

12.00: Unstructured playtime & socializing with a Potluck Snack (everyone brings along a healthy snack to share with others)

 

Exchange-Based Service

This community initiative is free of charge to attend. In exchange for our invested efforts and time, please bring along a healthy snack and playtime materials that can be shared with the group.

 

You will need to bring along drawing paper & coloring instruments, etc. It is also ideal to have a yoga or activity mat for you and your child to play on. You may borrow a twin pair of mats from us for 10 kunas per pair.

Pandemic Safety

Group size will be limited to 5 children and 5 adults max. - please sign up in advance to reserve your spot.

 

Please do not join the session if you or your child have a cough, runny nose, and/or other cold-like symptoms.

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