With that said, I would love to just do a quick review of each class we have taken to date:
|Last day of Great Beginnings class|
2. Next Steps (babies 3-5 months, or GB graduates): This class was kind of a blur for all of us in the group. I remember singing a lot in this class, which at the time I thought was pretty silly because my baby was only about 3 1/2 months old and couldn't care less about being sung to. The curriculum was much like that of Great Beginnings, and we all felt like a lot of stuff was repeated (yes, we know a crock pot can be a new mom's best friend, and we are aware of Peapod grocery delivery). Our teacher's name was Heather, and for some reason we didn't really bond with her that well. I think she might have been intimidated by the fact we all knew each other pretty well by that time, but we didn't really gel like we did with Nancy. We were all happy to attend the classes because we again got to see each other each week and thrived on that time out of the house with baby.
3. Caterpillar class (babies 5-7 months, or NS grads): During this class the babies started to pay attention to the singing and much more so to the teacher, Teresa, whom we loved. She was similar in age to all of us (early 30s) and has a child of her own, she took to us, and the babies right away. We spent about 30 minutes each class singing, followed by a book, and finally our 30 minute Mama discussion. This is when we really started to see the babies become more social with each other.
|Last day of Social Butterflies|
If you are lucky enough to be able to attend class at Isis, I recommend taking as many classes in succession as possible. Like I have said before, I have met some great women because of Isis, and by the end of the class we will have spent an entire year together. It is a very rare situation that we actually all liked each other and got along so well, and even rarer that we have been able to take classes together.
For more detailed information, and to register for classes, visit Isis' website!