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BrainFit® Parenting Masterclass 

We are proud to launch the BrainFit® Parenting Masterclass series! Conducted by Ms Cheryl Chia, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Founder and Director of BrainFit®, this Masterclass series will guide parents with young infants and toddlers on all the essentials of parenting through the most critical early years of an individual’s life.    

The first three years of a child’s life is one marked by rapid brain growth and development. Brain cells are growing and connecting at an astonishing rate. Many brain pathways laid down during these crucial early years will form the foundations for your child’s learning, behavioral and intellectual capabilities over the rest of their lives.

Each participant will be able to:

  1. Attend a one-hour online class through Zoom that involves sharing of brain development essentials and practical parenting strategies
  2. Participate in sharing of your child’s development with Cheryl and the other parent participants during the class
  3. Ask Cheryl any questions you have concerning your parenting during the class
  4. Participate in a simple-to-do assignment after class to consolidate the take-aways from the class (Optional)
  5. Access the BrainFit® Baby Whole-Brain Development App for 1 month
  6. Access the BrainFit® Personal Brain Coach App with video contents and resources for 1 month  

Each class is limited to 50 participants.

Language: English only

Cost: $30/family per session

BrainFit® Parenting Masterclass Series

Module 1 (Registration closed)

Brain development and key considerations for parenting at each stage of development

Module 1: Birth to 12 months

In the first year of life, sensory and motor development is taking place at a rapid pace as the infant learns to process information coming in through all the key sensory learning channels of sight, hearing, touch and movement. The infant’s brain needs to be able to soothe himself yet at the same time learn about the external world amidst this barrage of sensory input. Concurrently, the infant is learning to organise his motor responses so that he can successfully navigate his new external world. This sensory-motor development will serve as important foundational blocks for the child’s future learning. At the same time, the emotional pathways in the infant’s brain are being developed as he bonds with responsive adult carers, which further sets the stage for future social-emotional processing.  

Attend this session to learn about the following:

  • The key areas of brain development from 0-12 months
  • How to identify and manage stress signs and sensory overload in an infant’s brain
  • Strategies to maximise overall brain development in the first year of life and lay down important learning foundations for the later years 

Suitable for: Parents and carers caring for an infant between 0-1 year of age.

Date: 30th June 2020, Tuesday

Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm (Singapore time)

Registration is closed for this module

Module 1: 13 months to 24 months

The second year of a child’s life is marked by rapid language development as the toddler acquires basic vocabulary for communication. The brain has a truly fascinating machinery that allows a young child to progress from hearing seemingly “meaningless” sounds and noises to making sense of and producing speech for purposeful communication within a relatively short span of 18-24 months. With increasing understanding of the world and motor independence comes an increased curiosity which can also drive a child into a state of constant exploration and movement. Language development, together with the continuous sensory-motor, visual and focus development, will form the bedrock of the child’s learning and thinking processing later in school and life.   

Attend this session to learn about the following:

  • The key areas of brain development from 13-24 months
  • How to manage the environment to optimise the development of focus 
  • Strategies to maximise overall brain development in the second year of life and lay down important learning foundations for the later years 

Suitable for: Parents and carers caring for an infant between 13-24 months of age.

Date: 1st July 2020, Wednesday

Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm (Singapore time)

Registration is closed for this module

Module 1: 25 months to 36 months

In the third year of a child’s life, she has developed greater independence, both in action and in thought. Sometimes described as the “terrible-twos” stage, children in this phase of development tries to exert their independence and self-identify through pushing of boundaries which can create frustrations and concerns for parents and carers. Understand how your parenting style at this stage and beyond can have a profound impact not only on your child’s social-emotional development but also learning and behaviours.  

Attend this session to learn about the following:

  • The key areas of brain development from 25-36 months
  • How to adopt the most ideal parenting style to optimise your child’s social-emotional development and learning outcomes
  • Strategies to maximise overall brain development in the third year of life and lay down important learning foundations for the later years 

Suitable for: Parents and carers caring for an infant between 25-36 months of age.

Date: 2nd July 2020, Thursday

Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm (Singapore time)

Registration is closed for this module

Module 2

Sensory-Motor brain fitness development and key considerations for parenting at each stage of development.

Babies in their first 3 years of life are learning to process sensory information coming from their body through their sense of touch, movement and balance. This sensory information integrates with motor responses to form important brain pathways that help Baby to navigate his/her environments successfully. 

Spatial learning is accelerated as Baby explores his/her environments independently. A combination of a strong internal “body sense” and sharp processing of external spatial information helps Baby to lay down critical foundations for successful mastery of Math spatial concepts in the future. 

Solid sensory-motor processing also contributes significantly to a child’s developing self-confidence as he/she gains the ability to overcome gravity and develop movement independence and control. At the same time, a child with well-developed sensory-motor pathways in the brain will be able to pay attention with less mental effort, enhancing learning outcomes in the future.  

Module 2: Birth to 12 months

Attend this session to learn about the following:

  • The relationship between movement experiences and spatial learning  
  • How to stimulate baby’s balance senses and spatial thinking through your daily handling 
  • Physical activities to maximise sensory-motor brain development in the first year of life and lay down important learning foundations for the later years

Suitable for: Parents and carers caring for an infant between 0-1 year of age.

Date: 28th July 2020, Tuesday

Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm (Singapore time)

Module 2: 13 months to 36 months

Attend this session to learn about the following:

  • How our internal “body sense” develops and its relationship with Math learning  
  • Identify signs of sensory-motor weaknesses in your baby for early remediation 
  • Physical activities to maximise sensory-motor brain development in the second year of life and lay down important learning foundations for the later years

Suitable for: Parents and carers caring for an infant between 13-36 months of age.

Date: 29th July 2020, Wednesday

Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm (Singapore time)

What our parents say…
Cheryl is an engaging presenter who provides excellent practical strategies for parents.

I have definitely learnt new knowledge on how to raise my baby

Cheryl is very knowledgeable and gives clear scientific yet easy-to-understand explanations.

Cheryl takes time to answer our questions. Really useful for me as a first-time parent.

Extremely informative. Didn’t realise there is so much I can do to help my baby’s brain development.

Every new parent should attend this!

About the Trainer

About the Trainer

Ms Cheryl Chia, Paediatric Physiotherapist and Founder of BrainFit®

With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished paediatric physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies (Paediatrics) from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.

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