Wan Chai Annex: Opening in April 2019

BAUMHAUS— well loved by HK parents and educators for its age-appropriate facilities and programs for infants and toddlers— opens its third location. This time, a center to expand its offerings beside the flagship Wanchai location, and including programs for older children and adults, too.

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Crisel Consunji
A Midterm Message

Child specialist Magda Gerber once remarked,

“Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better.”

The world we live in is flooded by words that promise a “fast” track and “early achievement,” that our team stopped and thought about what we really wanted for our children.

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Crisel Consunji
Following Instructions

During the first week of term, our little ones have ventured into learning how to follow instructions, through basic commands, such as pretending to be a dog (Rover) who sits down, lies down and rolls over!

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Bea Garcia
Baumhaus Updates from 2018

Dear Families and Friends,

We look back on the year 2018 with gratitude.

In 12 months (or roughly 525,600 minutes), we have journeyed together in our desire to deepen what we practice, and be the best we can be for the children and families in our care.

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Crisel Consunji
A Message from our Founder

We sometimes stop and ask ourselves, “Why are we doing this?” Through the journeys to Baumhaus and back, activity repetitions, and ups and downs of the infant and toddler life, we sometimes wonder what we’re moving towards.

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Crisel Consunji
Four Benefits of Music For Toddlers

Toddlers are well, busy. 

They love to go, move, do, and say “No!”  They also desperately crave predictability and routine.  Parents are challenged by near polar opposite behavior – one minute all is well; the next, there’s a meltdown.  A toddler will cling to mom as if he’ll never let go, and the next moment adamantly assert the independence of a teenager.  At the same time, toddlers are becoming very social, interested in other people and moving from parallel play where they play alongside other children to cooperative play where they start to play with the other children.

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Bea Garcia
Ever Stop to Wonder How Important the Steady Beat is to your Baby?

If you’ve ever come to a Kindermusik class, you’ll notice that we will have a steady beat activity every week, in every age group. It might involve shakers, streamers, or drums. Or singing, chanting or lap bouncing. Or maybe moving our bodies or dancing. Or even stomping, gliding or tiptoeing.

A baby hears a constant steady beat (mom’s heartbeat!) by 22 weeks after conception. And every infant is born with the ability to keep a steady beat – his own internal beat. Sometimes in a Village class, a piece of music will match a baby’s own beat, and you’ll see him or her banging away in perfect rhythm!

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Bea Garcia
Kindermusik is Therapeutic and Good for the Soul. 

Do you know that our accompanied classes aren’t just for your infants and toddlers? They are designed for the adults’ benefit too. We often delight in our children’s joy during class. Or we sometimes glance down at our phones and remember that stressful work email we received awhile ago. We even start talking to the person next to us during circle time about our challenges and difficulties as a parent or caregiver. 

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Miro Crame
Fun and Meaningful Activities for Babies, 6-12 months!

Your baby may be halfway (or more!) through her first year of life, but she'll experience many more physical, mental, and social and emotional changes before that first birthday actually arrives. Not only is she more interested in the world around her, she'll soon be crawling, cruising, or walking around in it. There's no stopping her progress into toddlerhood, and with a little TLC, you can help her reach the next stage.

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Bea Garcia
Welcome to Baumhaus

Maybe you're new to Hong Kong and want a place that both you and your baby can enjoy yourselves.

Maybe you've been here your whole life and are looking for the best ways to support your child's development.

Maybe you've heard about us already, but haven't visited with your 2-year-old, yet. 

Maybe you just want your toddler to be happy. 

This is why Baumhaus exists. 

 

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