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Core Stability and Postural Development in Children 2017-03-08
Since roughly 1994 the world has seen a large reduction in the amount of infant deaths contributable to SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Proving that infants sleeping on their backs is the safest method. While this has significantly reduced the incidence of SIDS, it has also contributed to babies taking longer to reach their gross motor milestones, with nearly a quarter of back sleeping babies exhibiting gross motor delays at 6 months of age. A large proportion of these, presenting with weakness of the trunk and neck muscles, which are crucial for healthy postural development. Join us and learn more about core stability and postural development.
The seminar will be presented by Natalie Christmas (MCSP) Physical Development Director at Arts Plus. She will share her knowledge of how early exercise intervention can help together with tips on what parents and care givers can do at home to support a healthy core and postural development for their children.

Core Stability and Postural Development in Children
Let’s Talk About Quality Preschool Education 2015-11-09
This Seminar aims to highlight key concepts in defining high quality pre-school education. We will give a general introduction to different kindergartens and nurseries in Hong Kong and their related admission procedures. Seminar will also cover some of the common questions concerning the application process.

Details:
- Medium of Speech: Cantonese
- Presentation Materials: English
- Maximum capacity: 55 adults per session (maximum of 2 adults per family)
- Parents only
- First come first served basis

Please feel free to call us at 28070208 (Hong Kong Playnatorium) or 3106 0661(TST Playnatorium) if you have other questions.
Nutrition and Food Allergy Seminar 2015-07-31
Not doubt a healthy diet helps children grow and develop. Therefore, it is vital to develop a healthy and balanced eating habit early for your child. Meanwhile, with one in 13 children now having food allergy, parents need to recognize and learn how to manage food allergies. This seminar aims at promoting healthy living and enhancing parents’ knowledge about food allergy and healthy diet of children. Ms Vivian Lau, a registered dietitian of the allergy center at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, will share her tips and experiences (as a dietitian and as a parent) on food nutrition and food allergy.
Raising Confident & Secure Child With Emotional Competence 2015-05-14
The first 5 years of life are a critical period for your child’s social-emotional as well as neurobiological development. How to build a solid foundation for their emotional health is the focus of this talk.

Many researchers have found that these early years are crucial for children’s social-emotional health which set the base for their future development. You will gain practical tips from Dr Ng on how to connect with your child at this young age, how to attune to their emotional needs and how to deal with their negative feelings such as temper and tantrums. The goal is to feel competent in raising children who are secure and confident of becoming who they are.

As parents, we are the wings beneath their wings and support them to have full access to their potentials, creativity and expression.
Flat Feet Causes, Effects, Symptoms and Treatment 2015-03-31
More than 30 per cent of children in Hong Kong have flat feet. Bad development of children’s feet will affect the growth of their spines which in turn creates more long-term health problems. Flat Feet can lead to other foot problems such as outward tilting of the heels. Flat Feet is partly genetic and can be correctable during development.
Ms Ada Yu, chief physiotherapist
and a children ergonomics expert, will share her knowledge with parents on how active training by protection, stimulation and exercise, choice and use of suitable shoe wear can help improve the problem.
Raising Resilient Children: The Power of Play 2015-03-09
Play can be a very powerful tool to engage children and build relationships. The process of play helps with bonding, attachment and connectivity. During this one hour presentation, we will explore how parents can use play to build a strong and secure foundation for their child as well as develop creative ways to foster resiliency.

Venue: Hong Kong Playnatorium (One Island South)
Address: One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang,HongKong
Date: 28th March 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Fee: Free of charge
Language: English
Seat: 45 Seats
Seminar on Food Allergy 2014-04-22
Food allergy is a common and often undiagnosed problem in Hong Kong. The public regrettably has little understanding of it including the possibility that it can be life threatening. We are going to hold a seminar on 10th May 2014 (Saturday) at 4:15pm in our One Island South Playnatorium. This seminar will be presented by Dr Tak Hong Lee, the Director of the Allergy Centre at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. He will share his experience of food allergy and other related knowledge with us.

Venue: Hong Kong Playnatorium (One Island South)
Address: One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang,HongKong
Date: 10th May 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Fee: Free of charge
Language: Cantonese
Seat: 30 Seats

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact us at 2807 0208.
Baby Yoga 2014-03-03
Baby yoga presents an opportunity for parent and infant to both bond and develop with each other, while getting a workout as well. Baby yoga is a form of exercise designed to give the parent a gentle workout while allowing the infant to bond with their participating parent. This activity is a superb opportunity to nurture your baby’s neural development, sensory motor skills, balance and co-ordination. It enhances the bond between both the parent and infant through positive interaction which helps develop parents ability to listen closely and respond better to their baby’s needs. Additionally, baby yoga teaches parents skills and exercises which helps to develop an infant’s agility, improve their sleep patterns and improve their behavior through repetitive movement to a more ‘settled’ state as opposed to periods of strong ‘ups and downs’.
Pre- Natal Yoga 2014-03-03
Pre-natal yoga is an ideal form of exercise for expecting women due to its low impact on the body and the results it can bring both physically, mentally and emotionally while one’s body progresses through pregnancy. By focusing on low impact stretching and muscular toning exercises, mothers to be learn how to alleviate the common aches and pains associated with pregnancy such as lower back pain, swollen ankles, fatigue and general muscle soreness. All exercises are delivered with both mother and child in mind in safe environment promoting bonding and sharing with other moms-to-be. Pre-natal yoga is an ideal form of exercise for committed athletes looking to maintain their exercise regimen through pregnancy as well as those who are new to yoga.
Seminar on Breastfeeding 2014-02-15
Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mother and baby. In addition to the numerous health benefits, breastfeeding creates a joyful bonding experience between the mother and baby. This class is taught by Ms. May-Lin Hui, a Certified Lactation Consultant and a professional Registered Nurse and Midwife. She will cover breastfeeding expectations, strategies for success and how to avoid complications. Topics include breastfeeding techniques, various nursing positions and comfort holds, maternal diet considerations, and tips for Dad feedings. In addition to her busy consultation practice, Ms. May-Lin Hui has published two books on breastfeeding and will try to answer all your questions, including the all important one: “How do I know my baby is getting enough”.

Event Details:
Who’s it for? “Soon to be” New Mothers and New Mothers
Maxium capacity: 30
Duration: 1 hour
Conducted in Cantonese
Free of charge

Date: 8 March 2014 (Sat)
Time: 4:00 – 5:00
Venue: TST Arts Plus, Suites 604-606, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Small Kids, Big Words: Vocabulary Development for Young Bilingual Learners 2013-12-10
A growing body of research and classroom practice show that building a sophisticated vocabulary at an early age is a key to raising reading success—and subsequent academic achievements. World leading experts in bilingual education and language development will guide us through their research and suggest several effective strategies for vocabulary instructions.

Presentation by:
Professor Catherine Elizabeth Snow - Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor Zhou Jing - East China Normal University, School of Preschool and Special Education, National Philosophy and Social Science Foundation of China Grant Awardee

Event Details:
Venue: Hong Kong Scout Association
Address: Rooms 1105-1106, 11/F, Hong Kong Scout Centre, Scout Path, Austin Road, Kowloon (parking available)
Date: Friday 13 December 2013
Seminar Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm