What Is BrightStart™ ?
The purpose of BrightStart™ is to equip you, as a parent, to help your child acquire language, while enhancing their emotional and physical wellbeing. In addition to what you learn, we will provide meals and some material resources for your child, examples of theses resources are: age appropriate books, toys, and safety items. During the morning your infant to 8-year-old children will engage in educational play with a well-trained and dedicated staff.
The 8-Week BrightStart™ Workshop will have a consistent structure each week while the topics change. Running throughout each topic will be an emphasis on the ABCD's of Discipline. A is for Attention, B is for Bonding, C is for Communication, and D is for Diet. The ABCD's are the building blocks every baby needs for healthy development. Parents will learn about brain development and how you can nurture your child's brain. Learn how teaching limits with love equips your child for success. During this course you will learn how to increase your child's attention span, develop strong emotional attachments, and boost your child's verbal skills and physical health. Everything about BrightStart™ is geared to help you prepare your baby for the brightest start possible!
Children need 1000 hours of exposure to books, reading, and writing before they start school.
Choose lean proteins and include beans, nuts and seeds in your meals. Prepare vegetarian meals at least twice a week. Use fish, eggs, beans and cheese as a low fat alternatives to meat.
The Mary Cheney Library in Manchester hosts many programs for small children. This includes storytime sessions and the program "Born to Read" for 0-12 month old babies and their parents. Registration begins in September.