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BLOG NEWSLETTER #7 (AUGUST)
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Baby Sensory Trial - 30 August 2013
Reserve Your Spot Now!

expatparent is pleased to announce that it has arranged for a facilitator of Baby Sensory to come to the La Cote area to do a trial class for parents/carers with their babies (up to 13 months).   The trial (reservations required) will take place at Munchkins Boutique & Cafe on 30 August 2013 at 10:30, right after our regular Morning@Munchkins.

So, what is Baby Sensory?

The Baby Sensory programme was designed specifically for parents/carers accompanied by their babies from birth – 13 months. The classes provide hundreds of development activities to stimulate the senses and help babies develop. The facilitators use a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early communication skills with the idea that these will both delight and surprise you and your baby.

Full Baby Sensory classes last for 1 hour and always start with their “Say Hello” song during which parents/carers use simple sign language to communicate with
their baby.    Not only do parents learn new signs but also babies do too as they naturally love expressive movement!  The “say hello” warm up is followed by sensory activities which parent/carer and baby enjoy together.   These shared moments are precious too and will give you a wealth of ideas to try at home.

The class also has an exploratory free play time where babies can explore the baby activity area which will have a range of equipment specifically selected and brought to the class to stimulate the senses and help with development.  During this time, parents/carers have the opportunity to talk to the other participants.   Each class ends with further sensory experiences for baby.

Some of the sensory activities used in class include fibre optic light shows, bubbles, bells, musical fun, baby signing, puppet shows, amazing light balls and more!  The activities vary each week so there is always something new to discover.   Throughout the programme, you will discover a magical underwater world, explore a tropical jungle, journey into space and even become baby pirates!’

Sound like something for you and your baby?   Reserve your spot now by emailing info@expatparent.ch & romandesoutheast@babysensory.com with the following details:

Name of Baby:
Date of birth of Baby:
Name of accompanying parent/carer:
Contact telephone number:

Facebook users can also click “join” on the facebook event.

Reservations are REQUIRED.   No drop-ins please.

Like the class?  expatparent club members who sign up will be offered a preferential rate.

Childcare Part 4
Nanny Pros & Cons

Now that we’ve shared on this blog a bit about your choices for childcare (Parts 1 & 2) and the legal aspects of hiring in-home help (part 3), it’s time to discuss the Pros and Cons when hiring in-home help (specifically nannies).  

Tanya Jeannet, owner of Rockmybaby Nanny & BabySitting agency has compiled this list, to help parents make informed choices about the kind of care they need.


Upcoming
Activities & Events

La rentrée is only a week away (at least for kids in Public School in Vaud), which means it's time for our regular club activities and events to resume after a short summer break.   Starting next week we have a Ladies Night Out, being held on the evening of 28 August 2013 at the Plage de Nyon. 

If you cannot make it out on Wednesday evening, how about in the morning?  Friday, 30 August 2013 Morning at Munchkins resumes.

Workshop on Raising
Multilingual Children

 
Tracy Tokuhama, world-reknowned specialist in education and neuroscience is back in Switzerland this fall and with the help of Lisa from the Know-it-All Passport, will once again be offering workshops, for parents and educators, around the topic Raising Multilingual Children.

This dynamic workshop will take place twice in Western Switzerland (once in Geneva & once in Lausanne).


The expat parents and kids club enables virtual and face-to-face information sharing and peer-support between expatriate parents living in the La Côte area of Western Switzerland. 

To join and/or ensure you are able to continue to benefit from its platforms, fill out a Membership Application Form.  Alternately, support the club by becoming a sponsor, supporter, or partner.

For professional one-on-one support services, set up a consultation.
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