Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Welcome Baby Goes to Australia

That's right! Welcome Baby is helping families all the way in Australia! A health professional recently found our website and is now using our playgroup lessons to help moms in her area. Here's what she has to say about Welcome Baby:

I am a teacher , Sensory Integration specialist & the director of the Essential Play and Essential Moves Programmes, in Newcastle Australia.

We work with two groups of children- children with learning and behaviour problems aged 5-12 years, and now children from birth to 5 years.

What we have found over the years is that many of the children presenting with learning or behaviour problems in school missed out on vital developmental stages as babies or young children. So we started to develop a programme to educate and support parents through this vital stage.

In my research for lessons and ideas, I stumbled across the amazing “Welcome Baby” programme in Utah! Thank goodness for the internet! This programme is full of current and relevant information for parents, and is obviously well researched and delivered.

As an educator, but more importantly as a parent, I can see that this programme is innovative and educational and just what parents need. There is no need for parents to do it on their own! These playgroups will help parents network and very importantly, get the RIGHT information about all facets of parenting.

I am delighted to say that we will be using many of their lessons & handouts for our new parents.

Thankyou, and keep up the good work.

Cate Larke
Newcastle, Australia


  1. Awesome! I love seeing how far Welcome Baby is expanding :)

  2. You might want to take a look at the actual book that parents receive from Welcome Baby, and the manual that our home visitors use to teach their famililes. You could order one set (a parents book and a home visitor's manual) for $25 plus shipping and see if you like them, then potentially order more for your program. In a few months, we will have the parent's book available on CD-ROM.