About Lia Grippo
Born in Riga, Latvia, Lia spent many of her earliest years foraging and fishing the nearby woodlands with her family. Her early relationship with Nature has remained a constant thread in her life. At an early age, Lia was drawn towards working with young children and has been an early childhood educator since 1989. She has been fortunate to have had wise and skilled mentors in both early childhood education as well as nature connection. Lia has taught in a variety of settings including small and and large preschools, a Waldorf kindergarten, a parent cooperative, and wilderness programs. In 1996, Lia founded her first preschool, Seedlings, and in 1998 she opened Wild Roots Forest School, a preschool and kindergarten roofed by the sky and carpeted with the living woodland floor. Lia is an accomplished storyteller, parent educator, naturalist, and herbalist and teaches classes and workshops in all of these areas of study. She is co-founder and presenter of the annual Reaching Nature Connection Conference and co-founder of the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers. Lia resides in Santa Barbara, CA with her husband and two sons.
Guiding the Young Child with Confidence and Creativity
with Lia Grippo
Saturday, May 26th, 9:30am - 4pm
at Unity Church
227 E Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara, CA
This workshop will focus on what the young child needs
and how we as adults guide them to it.
Learn to ~
Teach rather than preach
Bring calm and wonder to a child’s day
Develop a child’s attention, memory, imagination, self discipline,
and self regulation
Resolve problems and shift behavior with creative discipline
Build empathy, moral fortitude, and emotional intelligence
Cost: $95-$125 sliding scale
no one turned away for lack of funds
Payment in advance via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
or pay by check at the door
*Please bring a packed lunch and water bottle*
Lia Grippo is also available for group workshops and private parent coaching.
For inquiries, please write email@example.com.
Story Telling as a Parenting Tool
Rhythm and Ritual in Family Life
The Nature Connected Family