Parents play a critical role in shaping a child’s future and enriching their learning journey. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is the golden window of opportunity for their development. At this stage, children are absorbing everything they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.
In a poll conducted by NTU, over 95% of parents regret not spending enough time with their children during the early years. Relationship development, bilingual language development, all have their foundation started in a child’s first 3 years, and once missed, this optimal window of learning will be lost. In order for a child to grow and learn well, it is important that we look at the child's holistic development which covers the physical, intellectual, emotional and social developmental areas.
SEED Institute's (Scientific Techniques Explained to Parents Simply) STEPS programme provides practical and workable tips that you can apply immediately after attending any of the 15 bite-sized modules that are tailored accordingly to the age a stages of children's developmental milestones
Physical Growth - Safety, Health & Nutrition
Responding to Baby’s Needs & Daily Care (0-4 months old) Routines are crucial for your baby’s first months. Learn to integrate your lifestyle into consistent family routines to create a safe and healthy environment for them. Recognise your baby’s developmental milestones, and react to their temperament with love, care and connection.
I Like Consistent Daily Routines (4-8 months old) What’s it like being a baby? Is everything fuzzy and difficult to understand? De-code your baby’s sleeping patterns and muscle development and learn about the appropriate nutrition for them.
Keeping Me Safe, Clean & Healthy (8-12 months old) Turn daily routines into learning opportunities, and support your baby’s motor skills during play. Also learn about dental care for your baby, and what to anticipate during teething.
Protect Me, the Curious Explorer (1-2 years old) - Upcoming intake! Cultivate a healthy lifestyle for your little one from young. Create good nutritional and sleeping habits for your child, and learn to set appropriate boundaries for them to explore.
I Can Take Care of Myself (2-3 years old) Does your child constantly wants to be involved? Are they expressing their likes and dislikes strongly now? Learn to set boundaries while empowering your little one as they explore this wide world!
Relationships & Social Development - Language & Communication
See Me. Hold Me. Listen to Me (0-4 months old) It is important to connect with your baby without words. Understand their cues, and work with your individual strengths to amplify your bond with your baby.
I am Different From You (4-8 months old) Social and emotional development is crucial for your baby to build trust and attachments. Understand the importance of speech and language in developing your little one’s response to social relationships.
Daddy, Mummy, Please Don’t Go! (8-12 months) Ease your little one’s stranger anxiety and move away from materialistic distractions. Learn to read your child’s reactions in social situations to minimise their fear of the unknown
Support & Help Me Grow Into 'Me' (1-2 years old) Support and communicate with your little one to develop their social relationships and emotional well-being. Help your child manage their tantrums and create avenues for healthy emotional expressions.
Skills I Need to Become Me (2-3 years old) Being a parent is not just about providing food and shelter for your child, it is also about connecting with them through love and assurance while imparting positive values and behaviours. Pick up practical tips to support your child holistically.
Cognitive Development - Learning & Perception
From Reflexive to Voluntary Behaviours (0-4 months old) Talking is key to developing your baby’s language skills, but you don’t always have to read a story to them, you can always make one up. Learn how to create fun and interesting stories that stimulate your little one and engage their different senses.
I am Imitating You (4-8 months old) As a baby, your little one is already trying their best to make sense of the world around them. Understand what is going on in your baby’s brain, and learn practical tips on how to communicate with them effectively.
Playful Baby (8-12 months old) Have we forgotten what it’s like to be a child? How simple tasks like piecing a puzzle or playing with Lego can take up all our mental concentration? Support your baby’s development during play, and help them explore their 5 senses!
I am the Centre of the Universe (1-2 years old) Your active child is starting to want to take charge, they want to try everything and do everything on their own. How do you connect with them now? Enter their world, and understand their actions from your child’s perspective.
I Can Learn & Regulate Myself (2-3 years old) How do you support your child’s cognitive, perception and motor skills? Learn to anticipate your toddlers actions before their reactions, and engage them in meaningful activities.
What You Get Out Of It
Understand your toddler's temperament
Develop an intimate bond with your baby
Develop your toddler's social and emotional skills
Who Should Join?
Parents with children between 0 to 3 years old.
Protect Me, the Curious Explorer (1-2 years old)
17 April (Saturday)
Time: 4 - 6pm
Venue: Online Zoom session
This workshop is taught online due to the current COVID-19 situation.