Hampton Children’s Centre – What’s on in February Monday Tuesday Wednesday Job Centre Plus Baby signing Cook and Eat 9.30-1.30, Hampton Children’s Centre. 3rd Monday of the month. Please call 01733 296440 to book an appointment 10.30-11.15 Hampton Children’s centre. An eleven week course that will focus on baby signs for baby’s everyday needs and routine. Please call 01933 417057 to book a place. Course costs £50 payable in advance. 10.30-12.00, Hampton Children’s Centre. Join us in cooking up some tasty treats for all the family to enjoy, including your baby as they move on from the first stages of weaning. Each week we will look at a new recipe and you can then take home your cooking for dinner. £1 per family. Please call 01933 417057 to book your place. Songbirds 11.00 – 11.45, Hampton Children’s Centre. Singing and nursery rhymes for children aged from birth to 36 months. 50p per family. Please call 01933 417057 to book your place. Chatter Matters It is never too soon to start communicating with your child. Supporting your child at an early age will set them up with a strong foundation to develop their speech and understanding of language. The workshops offer tips and advice on ways to introduce communication to your baby even before they can speak and identifies ways in which you can support your child to develop their language further to become confident, clear communicators. The workshops will run once a term, call us to register your interest - 01933 417057 Running in Hampton Children’s Centre Child Health Clinic 1.30 –3.00, Hampton Children’s Centre. Drop in for advice and support with your baby or pre-school child. Includes weight checks. Baby Café 2.00–3.00, Hampton Children’s Centre. Drop in for advice and support in breastfeeding your baby. Little Miracles 4.00-5.00, Hampton Children’s Centre. Drop in 2nd or 4th Tuesday of each month for advice, support and some time to relax and play with your child with additional needs. For more information please contact Michelle King on [email protected] PEEP Tiddlers - 12mths to 24 mths 1.15-2.30, Hampton Children’s Centre. PEEP is about parents being made aware of the importance of their role as the child’s first teacher. Our play practitioners will work with you to learn about how to encourage your child in a range of learning experiences. You can even produce a portfolio of your learning which can be submitted for accreditation, should you choose to do so. Please call 01933 417057 to register your interest Balancing Boundaries The ‘Terrible Twos’ is an age that we are all aware of, but in reality this important developmental stage can happen at any time in a pre-school child’s life. Join us for these two 90 minute workshops to understand your child’s development, why this behaviour occurs and what you can do to make this challenging time more manageable. The first course will be delivered in Orton. 7th & 14th February 2014 Call 01933 417057 to book your place Thursday Friday Top Tips for Communicating with your Child Childminders Drop-in Hatchlings 9.30-12.30, Hampton Children’s Centre. A free group for childminders living and working in the area. Share expertise and ideas while allowing the children to learn in a social environment. 10.00-11.30, Hampton Children’s Centre. Come along and enjoy age appropriate toys and activities with your baby aged from birth to 12 months. Follow your child’s learning journey through photographs and observations allowing you to be a part of your child’s learning. 50p per family. No need to book, just drop in. Fledglings 1.00-2.30, Hampton Children’s Centre. This session provides relevant toys and learning experiences for your child aged between 12 months and 36 months and the opportunity for you to share any concerns you may have with a qualified play practitioner. You will also have the opportunity to follow your child’s learning journey through photographs and observations allowing you to be a part of your child’s learning. 50p per family. Please call 01933 417057 to book your place. Baby Massage Hampton Children’s Centre. 5 week baby massage courses are delivered within the centre however days and times may vary from course to course. Please call 01933 417057 to book your place for the next course. Starts 16 Jan. Orton Hampton Parents Forum Take a look at our Parent Forum page on facebook. Liking this page will enable you to put forward your thoughts, ideas and feedback at your convenience. We will regularly upload information regarding the Children’s Centres performance so that you can see how we are doing. We are still looking for learners to access free training in running committees, managing finances, marketing and much more. If you would like to join us call 01933 417057 Ante-Natal classes 2.00-4.30, Hampton Children’s Centre. Classes take place the last two Fridays of each month. Please call 01933 417057 to book your place. Chatter matters th th 1.15 – 2.45 Hampton Children’s Centre, 7 & 14 February 2014. Workshops offer tips and advice on ways to introduce communication to your baby even before they can speak and identifies ways in which you can support your child to develop their language further to become confident, clear communicators. Please call 01933 417057 to book. Saturday Hampton Hat tricks 10.30 – 11.30 A football fundamentals session for pre-school aged children and their carers. Get fit and active with the sports development team. £1 per child, 3rd Saturday of the month, Hampton Sports Association, Beaumont Way (astro-turf pitch) No need to book. This session is sponsored by Hampton Sports F.C. Next session 15 February 2014 Give your child lots of encouragement. Children thrive on praise and the more you acknowledge their achievements the more likely they are to succeed. If your child gets a word wrong do not correct them instead repeat the word in the correct way and over time your child will learn how to say the words in the correct way. Be an active play partner, identify your child’s interests and join them in playing. Try to eat together at least once a day as this is a good opportunity for you to talk about your day. This will not only develop your child’s communication skills but also their social skills. Use talking to build good relationships with your children. Sing together as often as you can. The way that songs rhyme means that children are more likely to remember them and understand how words are formed. If you have concerns about your child’s speech, talk to your health visitor, family support worker or a member of the children’s centre team.