This May, We Celebrate You and Your Baby!
May is Baby Month at Baumhaus! We are so excited to bring you our very own classes and activities, tailor-made for you and your baby!
Baumhaus will open it's doors to you and your whole family for a month of baby focused activities. We are thrilled to share with you the different offerings of each event!
All of us are gifted with the musical ability, both grown ups and your babies! What we do not realize is that music is connected with all spheres of development; what you do in one area will support the other. Different types of intelligence and personalities predisposes us to connect in different ways, all of which are valuable and valid. Using music, become your child’s best teacher.
Dates: May 17, 1-2pm at Wan Chai; May 31, 1-2pm at Wan Chai
An Introduction to Infant Massage
Our Certified Infant Massage Instructor will talk about what Mums and babies can do together in a relaxed and sociable way. Baby Massage can soothe your baby, relieve tummy upsets, help you to learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal language and much, much more.
Infant massage is easy to learn and it is effective! Join the tens of thousands of parents and professionals worldwide who have trained with the International Association of Infant Massage and experience the joy and benefits that infant massage has to offer!
Dates: May 8, 1-2pm at Wan Chai; May 29, 1-2pm at Wan Chai
Respectful Approach to Motor Development and Infants (RIE Inspired)
Inspired by the RIE and Pikler Approaches, this interactive workshop shares the most common “natural” gross and fine motor development in infants from birth to 12 months. Understanding how your baby moves in various physical stages can help parents observe, with delight, how remarkable is your child’s progress in her first 12 months. We will also discuss how movement milestones relate to brain and socio-emotional development.
In this 45 minute session + tea time, babies are welcome to join, and move freely in the middle of the room, this talk is mainly for adults, and is NOT a parent-child activity.
*Please note that while babies are welcome to join, it is NOT a parent-child activity. As the approach used advocates for natural development, children will be allowed to quietly roam around the room with as little disturbance as possible. Adults will be encouraged to move in order to understand the topic through the infant’s perspective, so please wear comfortable clothing.
Dates: May 16, 1-2pm at Wan Chai; May 18, 11am-12pm at Harbour City
Respectful Approach to Infant Care (RIE Inspired)
Inspired by RIE and the teachings of Magda Gerber, this introductory workshop discusses the basic values of a respectful approach to caregiving, applied to children 0-12 months.
In this 45 minute session + tea time, learn about the following areas:
* What is a respectful approach for infants?
* The value of quiet observation
* Cooperative Caregiving routines - an overview on caregiving, according to a RIE-inspired approach: bathing, feeding, dressing, diapering
* Infant Interactions and Play
*This activity is geared for parents and caregivers of infants 0-12 months, or expecting parents. Please note that it is not necessary for the child to join, though they are welcome in the room.
Dates: May 24, 1-2pm at Wan Chai; May 25, 10-11am at Harbour City
Kindermusik: Foundations Class for Babies
Join us for a parent-child bonding experience through explorative play, singing and dancing fun activities, while learning about you babies development through our Kindermusik Foundations class for babies! Witness how your children can grow through music and movement, and let this be the beginning of a wonderful musical journey!
Dates: May 23, 1-2pm at Harbour City; May 30, 1-2pm at Harbour City
Speech and Language Development
In order for speech and language to develop, parents must allow their children to experience moments from which the child builds up her speech capacity according to her development plan. Because language development is part of the child's overall development, it means all kinds of environmental experiences (movement, emotions, interpersonal communication and problem solving) come together. For supporting the development of your child, language is best learned in a positive, happy atmosphere and in conjunction with child-friendly play.
Learn and develop ideas on how to support your child’s language while we put this into practice! All parents are asked to bring their baby’s favourite toy. We will experience the most effective ways and will provide tips that can help parents support their child's language development. Bring your baby along as you will experience the world from the perspective of a child.
This class is for babies up to 1.5 years. Each child may be accompanied by at the most, 2 adults (maximum 8 children, 16 adults per class). It is a 45 minute workshop with 15 minutes allotted to personal questions from clients regarding speech and language development.
Please do not forget to bring a toy for your baby! This will be used during the workshop.
Dates: May 7, 11am-12pm at Harbour City; May 15, 1-2pm at Wan Chai
We are looking forward to seeing all of you this May, and to learning and bonding with you and your baby!