With Mother’s Day coming up I thought I would write about the importance of mums in our children’s lives. Mums play such an important part of children’s development. The most important contribution is made through every day interactions with your child. Mums are very special. What would we do without them? Who would kiss us better and tuck us up at night?
Some special mum moments are:
- Feeding your baby – breastfeeding or bottle feeding is such a special time to bond.
- Reading with your child – reading is a great way to spend time with them. Read at bedtime and try and make it a nightly routine that will also help promote language, literacy and brain development.
- Singing to your baby – babies and toddlers love singing rhymes.
- Go for a walk – just getting out of the house and going down to the park is great for mum and baby.
- Taking your child to a Mother’s Group – it is a great way of meeting new mums and discussing what your baby is getting up to.
We have lots of books in the library and the one’s I have selected are:
I [love] mum with the very hungry caterpillar / Eric Carle
Hey mum, I love you / Corinne Fenton
Mum’s the word / Timothy Knapman and Jamie Littler
The rhyme I have picked is:
Mummy, I Love You
Mummy, I love you
For all that you do.
I’ll kiss you and hug you
‘Cause you love me, too.
You feed me and need me
To teach you to play,
So smile ’cause I love you
On this Mother’s Day.
I hope all the mums have a very special Mother’s Day and I look forward to seeing you at Pram Jams.