A free activity session encouraging pregnant mums to bond with their bumps is being held at Dudley Library next week.
Parents-to-be have been invited to Bump, Baby and Beyond at the library on Friday March 24th from 11am to 2pm. With research suggesting pre-birth bonding strengthens relationships after the new arrival, the event will help mums communicate with their imminent new arrivals through the medium of talking, rhyming and reading.
Local charities, businesses and organisations will be showcasing their services to help parents get the best possible start for their babies.
For parents who already have other children, a number of activities will also be put on aimed at babies and young children. They include singing and music sessions, as well as baby yoga.
There will also be craft stalls, free goody bags, and a selection of sweet and savoury food to sample including a range of “Tesco Tasters” supplied by the supermarket giant. The event is free and there is no need to book.
At the session, expectant parents will also be able to sign up for a free four-week course. It will consist of music, reading and singing activities to help them communicate with their imminent new arrivals. There will also be yoga and relaxation sessions and a craft activity to create a lasting keepsake for their baby.
The course will also promote reading for families and children as well as providing information on the services offered by libraries in the borough and the benefits of library membership.
Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member responsible for libraries at Dudley Council, said:
“This is a great event - a really super way for parents and babies to get together for a very enjoyable educational activity.”
The event and programme is being funded by The Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL).