November Roots of Empathy News: P2 Discover How to Care for a Baby

This month P2 have been sharing their experiences of losing teeth and growing new ones through stories and artwork.
The children in P2A have enjoyed a special visit from baby Harry and his mum Kirsty and P2B and P2s in Mrs McDermot’s class have enjoyed a lovely visit from baby Jamie and his mum Maxine. Both families have visited us to tell us all about being a parent, how they are coping and how the babies are not teething yet. The children were able to give suggestions on how to soothe babies when they do start teething. Both Mum’s showed us all the things needed in their change bags to care for a baby and the children were delighted to see how much the babies have grown and changed since we last saw them last.

The theme focused on how caring and planning for baby during their first year is demanding, exciting and a challenging responsibility. In addition that caring for babies involves routines, eg. bathing, feeding and changing baby, and that some babies thrive on routines. Also the children discovered that parents learn to recognise baby’s way of showing his/her needs and how to respond to those needs. As well as spending huge amounts of time, energy and resource feeding, changing nappies, comforting, dressing, undressing and bathing baby. Also that these simple interactions play an important role in baby’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.

Finally that the more a parent can turn these routines into to opportunities for playful and loving interactions. The more a baby can achieve a secure attachment, become competent and cope positively with life.

For more information please ask Mrs Harris-Toner, Miss McArthur, Mrs Chadwick and Mrs McDermot. Also check out our Roots of Empathy notice board in P2B’s classroom and [<<

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