November 28, 2023


Amazing parenting technician

Sarasota-Manatee parents find lifeline in parenting and play programs

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Catherine Sarmiento and her daughter, Mia Isabella Urquiza, 10 months, participate in the Musical Motion program recently at the Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center in Sarasota. Parenting Matters offers the Musical Motion programs for mothers in Sarasota and Bradenton.

As the puppets came out and the music started off up, 2-year-outdated Iyesha Pramudyasworo seemed on, broad-eyed and hesitant.

Being near by her mother’s side, Iyesha viewed intently whilst a tiger and bear, crocodile and pig – perched on the palms of other folks – released into the morning’s first song.

“There’s a spider on your confront, on your facial area,” the team sang, with mothers playfully tickling the chins of their toddlers.

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Prior to as well extended, Iyesha established out to check out, signing up for parenting educator Rocio Gormley on a blanket in the grass, then stomping to the dinosaur march and swinging to the hokey-pokey – even pausing at just one position to hug a smaller tot.

To Iyesha’s mom, the morning represented additional than tune and dance.

Following a few or four months in the Musical Motion system at Parenting Matters in Sarasota, Iyesha was displaying sizeable indications of understanding and advancement.

Erica Pramudyasworo puts her daughter, Isabella's hair in a ponytail during the Musical Motion program.

Born a month prematurely, Iyesha exhibited developmental delays as an infant in crawling and later on in speech, claimed her mother, Erica Pramudyasworo, 42, of Sarasota. What’s a lot more, because Pramudyasworo experienced had to return to operate as a caregiver ideal just after Iyesha’s birth, she brought Iyesha with her.

“Child care is so pricey, you’re mainly doing the job to shell out for boy or girl treatment,” she said.

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