Conceived by the association Co-cò Spazio Co-Stanza which recently inaugurated its new headquarters in via Ponte alle Mosse 32-38 red (make a jump, it’s a beautiful place) and physically set up in the cinema room of the Stensen Foundation, Cinema in the family it is an appointment consisting of 8 meetings during which, each time, a theme on parenting will be addressed through important issues that affect the private, social and civil sphere.
The opportunity for parents thanks to this initiative is extraordinary, and not because in the city there are no opportunities for reflection and meeting dedicated to parents, but because the problem of these meetings always remains that of how to organize to leave the children and create the paradox that to participate in a meeting to improve as a person and as a parent, it is necessary to release the child somewhere.
The staff of Co-cò Spazio Co-Stanza has instead chosen to organize the meetings in harmony with family needs allowing parents who wish to participate not to have to ask for favors and indeed, just as they are dedicated to watching the film and then at the moment for discussion and reflection, their children will be engaged in a playful activity in the same place but in another space, and they too will see a film suitable for their age and then dedicating themselves to a themed workshop. The chosen theme will be the same for both parents and their children, but dealt with with different tools and supports.
TOGETHER WITH OUR CHILDREN BUT ENGAGED IN DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES, HERE IS THE CINEMA FAMILY PROJECT
As parents I imagine you realize the incredible opportunity, because it is not always easy to leave children even when you have extremely available grandparents: in fact, it is an account to ask for help because you have to go to work, have a medical examination or a commitment bureaucratic, another is to ask for a hand because you want to do something for yourself; not all grandparents are available to understand this need, perhaps not out of malice, but only because we already ask them a lot during the week.
For our family the Unicorn party that takes place in Vinci is a consolidated appointment (for the 2019 edition the days are those of the 26th, 27th and 28th of July) . We have already written a lot in the past years and if you don’t know exactly what it is, I refer you to our post that tells you about the festival: what is the Unicorn Festival .
Year after year, given that it is a great event, it tends to be bigger and better and, welcoming many families, the trend is to prepare more and more areas suitable for children.
Also for the 2019 edition, an area called “The village of the gnomes” has been set up where children can find a chivalrous environment with old-time challenges, space for tales and storytellers, night shows, Elven parade . And then again animation with Giocamuseo, Lego area, carousel courtyard, dinosaurs, soap bubbles. The program of the gnome area for 2019 is here: https://www.festaunicorno.com/it/program.php?day=VEN&A=GNO#programma
The pirate bay with themed animation and games, a parade of fantastic creatures and the mermaids ‘ bay are also very suitable for children : https://www.festaunicorno.com/it/program.php?day=VEN&A=PIR#programma
The court of dreams is another inevitable place, among other things, there is the possibility of letting the boys try archery, lord of the rings themed outfits, juggling and street arts.
There are also fierce criticisms from families who have been there, many focused on the fact that participating in the family and spending a day there putting: lunch, snack, dinner, entrance ticket and the inevitable gadgets for children, is an economic drain . It’s true. We who are a large family among food, gift for children, the alley of fear (for a fee), a gift for each person before leaving, and the movements from Florence have abundantly exceeded the figure of 100 Euros. A few tips, and a lot of money is saved.