Here at VLC, we believe in the power of positive social interactions, inspiring play and creative opportunities for developing our children intellectually, emotionally and physically. Baby SNAP™ is structured on that same belief. We respect toddlers and we demonstrate our respect every time we interact with them. Respecting a child means treating even the youngest toddler as a unique human being, not as an object.
Baby SNAP™ is an opportunity for you - the parents - to bond with your child on a human level. The program is full of developmentally appropriate storybooks, songs, art and group activities. They serve as an excellent first learning and social experience for your child and an enjoyable time for you to connect with your baby as well as other parents.
The role of the facilitator is to set up play invitations for you to explore together with your toddler.
This might be the first time your toddler is being exposed to paints, stories and songs. Let’s cherish these moments. There’s no rush. We give the toddler plenty of time for uninterrupted play. Instead of trying to teach babies new skills, we appreciate and admire what they are actually doing.
We have basic trust in the toddler to be an initiator, to be an explorer eager to learn what he is ready for. Because of this trust, we provide the toddler with only enough help necessary to allow the child to enjoy mastery of her own actions.
It’s very natural for toddlers to continue exploring and not actively participate in the activities. That doesn’t mean they are not learning! Let’s enjoy this process together.