It became clear from our explorative research in Nieuw-West that parents need more informal venues for get-togethers.
Therefore Food4Smiles (in collaboration with City farm Osdorp and the municipality of Amsterdam) organizes parent-child mornings for parents and their children up to 2 years old from Amsterdam Nieuw-West. From April 2019, these mornings became a routine for kids to play and parents to meet. Throughout these informal meetings, parents learn from each other and exchange experiences.
During these mornings everybody has the opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities that all have a connection with nature. One of the health ambassadors or an expert takes the lead in an activity or workshop that contributes to the development of the parent-child interaction such as, moving through a parkour, workshop food for toddlers, making twist shake bottles, dental care, sleep, and toddler- dance and yoga. All activities are easily accessible, interactive, and based on learning by doing.
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