Beyond the book – Reading as a bonding experience.
Reading with children is so much more than just saying the words on the page. Asking questions about what the child sees and pointing out details on the page help a simple story to become a real bonding experience.
St Clare College will be opening its doors for both boys and girls for a co-education experience. The need to prepare Year 6 students for this venture was felt and so the Principal, Ms Maria Ciappara together with a hard working team of people came together to develop a programme of eight days of activities.
It all commenced when Miss Ciappara, the Principal of Saint Clare College, had the splendid idea of bringing together all St Clare College Year 6 students who will be in Form 1 Pembroke Secondary next September 2013, so when we start school we won't be like: "Who is he? How am I going to make friends here?" Miss Ciappara made sure we never live this unpleasant experience by planning loads of bonding activities......and hey, it really worked, we all made new friends!
My Unforgettable Bonding Experience
Working at Texas Children’s Hospital, I’ve heard a lot about family-centered maternity care, which promotes mom and family bonding with a new baby from the earliest moments of life. I know how important it is, but I learned firsthand how truly powerful it could be during the birth of my second child. My first child’s birth was still a good experience, but looking back, I realize what it was lacking. Both my boys were delivered via C-Section. At my first son’s delivery, I could hear him in the room with me, but I couldn’t see what was happening with him. I couldn’t hold him or comfort his cries. And when my husband finally brought him to me swaddled up like a pink and blue striped burrito, it wasn’t until we were ready to go back to the recovery room. I imagined this was how my next child’s C-section would go.http://www.texaschildrensblog.org/2013/05/my-unforgettable-bonding-experience/