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To reserve a space, please send your RSVP to seminar@woodlandschools.com and indicate which school your child currently attends. External parents are also invited to join!

Please sign up early as places are limited and first come first served.

Sleep Problems by Yvonne Heavyside

* Please arrive 10-15 mins before, as we will start promptly at 6.30 pm *

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  11th June 2018 (Mon)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

There are no easy answers and no 'one solution suits all'! The purpose of this seminar will be to explore how to try to prevent sleep issues in children and how to deal with them. Various sleep training options will be examined. Sensitivity to different lifestyles will be considered. The use of 'sleep trainers' and involving helpers will also be discussed.

Yvonne Heavyside
BA (Hons), RGN, HV Dip, DN Cert, IBCLC, Further Education Teachers Certificate, NSC Instructor

Yvonne is a UK trained and registered general nurse. She is also a registered nurse in Hong Kong and a Health Visitor (maternal & child health specialist), Lactation Consultant, Further Education Teacher and First Aid & CPR Instructor. 

Yvonne has over 30 years’ experience as a nurse both in the UK and in Hong Kong, and she previously worked in the Matilda International hospital running their well-baby clinic. She founded her own company, The Family Zone, specifically to provide a personal, professional, hands-on service for new mums. In addition to this wealth of experience, Yvonne is the mother of three children and grandmother to two.

Screen Time and Young Children by Matthew Lee

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  13th June 2018 (Wed)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

'When is it the best to use an iPad/Tablet with my child? Is there a particular time of day that I should use it?'
'Does screen time hinder my child’s development?'
'How can I better use the iPad /Tablet to help with my child’s learning?'
Have you ever asked yourself any of the above questions? 

Children under 5 years old are exposed to more screens than ever before, including televisions, computers, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets. When thinking about how much time your child spends with screens, be sure to include all these different devices. Also include time spent viewing at home and in other places, like child care.

This talk will go through some current research on screen time, how to use iPads and tablets effectively and will offer you some handy tips on setting up and using these devices. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out some apps!

Matthew Lee
Speech and Language Therapist, B.App Sc. (SpPath) (USyd)

After training and working in Australia, Matt moved to Hong Kong to continue his work at the Child Development Centre. Matt treasures his work and helping children accomplish a task that had seemed impossible to them before gives him great pride. Matt has a passion for technology and tries to incorporate this into his therapy where possible. 



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