Growing Together Garden To Table Social Skills Group

Growing Together for Gr 7-10s combines social skills training with opportunities to practice and use the skills they are learning built in to an evening of outdoor fun
  • Learn about brain-body connections
  • Connect to nature, take a wider view & disconnect from the online world
  • Try new tastes, textures and sensory experiences, work through the discomfort related to trying new things
  • Regulate emotions & mange stress as challenges are faced
  • Consider other perspectives, challenge black and white thinking
  • Interact with peers and learn to build healthy friendships in a Covid-safe environment
  • Work through social anxiety related to re-entry to ‘normal’ life in the coming post-Covid world
We will explore social dynamics using activities such as:
  • Planning, planting and harvesting vegetables in our backyard garden, building planter boxes etc – focusing on hands-on, physically grounding work
  • Caring for and interacting with our therapy guinea pigs and rabbits
  • Preparing and enjoying a meal together
  • Visiting the Ancaster Farmer’s Market, where we will work to understand where our food comes from, look at budgeting and price comparisons, think about meal plans, and practice expected behaviours and appropriate interactions in a different type of social setting
  • Putting social skills & strategies they have learned into practice in situations where comfort zones can be safely expanded
Contact Us to register for this fun and popular program today!

Date

Jun 23 2021
Expired!

Time

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm