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Connecting with your Baby – Watch, Wait, Wonder Groups
A baby-led approach which helps parents to become more mindful and present in the moment.
We support you to enjoy observing your baby, and to wonder what baby may be trying to communicate.
You will learn about principles of attunement and will be encouraged to re-create these special times between classes, keep a diary and share your experiences if you so wish.
As a result of learning the Watch Wait Wonder approach you will become more confident and relaxed as a parent and your baby will learn that s/he can have an impact, which helps baby to develop a sense of self-efficacy, emotional regulation, and strengthens his or her relationship with you.
The group is facilitated by Moni Celebi parent infant psychotherapist and Norma Thompson highly experienced Early years Practitioner.
We will have a maximum of 6 babies and mummies participating.
What you need to get ready
You will need a laptop or tablet (ideally hands free) and WIFI. Either download the zoom app, or we can send you a zoom link and you can dial in directly from your browser.
Make sure you have a comfortable and clean space on the floor with a blanket and cushion to sit on, and space for your baby to sit or lie, if she wants that. Prepare one or two toys (not too many). Turn the TV and phone off!
What we do in a session
Usually we start with the hello song to get to hear each other’s voices and names. Then we catch up on last week and share what we learned from watching the babies. We then have about 5 minutes when we do not talk to each other, but just watch our babies in the room. Afterwards we reflect on that experience. We finish with the good-bye song.