The Children's Foundation exists to improve the health and well-being of children and young people from birth to 18 in the North East by Making Serious Stuff Fun!
Tackling the challenges of childhood at a grass-root level. Laying a foundation of resilience to enable children to thrive.
Think you’re just singing a song together to entertain your tot? Think again! From improving their brain’s ability to retain information to making it easier for them to learn to talk, singing brings a host of almost miraculous effects… In the earliest years of life, babies brains are 'wiring' themselves through their experiences.
After conducting a Community consultation in Walker in May 2019, 98% of parents with young children & pregnant mothers advised there was a lack of imaginative free provision in an easy to reach locality & actively wanted a baby singing group;
The sessions will be led by a qualified singing teacher with wide experience in singing for pre-school and employing the Kodály concept, which is a recognised and widely used approach to music education as a way of developing musical skills and teaching musical concepts beginning in very young children.
- Helping to understand your baby's needs, thoughts and ideas
- Reducing frustration (for baby and parent!)
- Enhancing early vocabulary and understanding
- Encouraging the development of speech
- Enriching your baby's relationships
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Stimulating your baby's intellectual and emotional development
The Baby Singing sessions will in addition give the primary carer an opportunity to make friends within their community and for the babies to start socialise and feel part of a wider group.
As a Charity our overall aim is;
North East Children and young people are happy and healthy. They feel loved, respected, given a voice and heard. And here is how we do it: