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Wheelchair Accessible

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Ontario
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Adult Events


Are you a new parent looking for some adult time with other new parents? The Waterloo Region Museum offers a program for new parents.  On specific Wednesdays during the spring and summer we will offer a session that will be fun and interesting and give you a morning out with your new baby. This baby-friendly environment includes an accessible changing station. Presentations are informative and helpful or just fun and interesting to new moms and dads as they move through the early stages of parenthood. The presentations are also followed by time for new parents to connect with each other about the challenges and successes of new babies. For visitors wishing to see the galleries or village after the program ends, regular admission applies.

Admission is $3 plus HST, per cent membership discount applies.

June 6th Topic: Sleeperific: Solving Sleep Problems

Krista Guenther is the Founder/Principal of C, a paediatric sleep consulting practice based in Kitchener-Waterloo. Sleeperific provides educational and emotional support while helping young families meet their sleep needs.

Spend the morning with Krista Guenther, Certified Pediatric Sleep Coach with Sleeperific. She will discuss the key elements to providing a healthy foundation of sleep for your baby or child. Whether you have a newborn or a toddler, Krista will be able to give you the tools you need to ensure a well rested family.


June 20th : Small talk with Big Outcomes for Children

What kinds of everyday talk with babies and young children are important for fostering children’s understanding of the world, people around them, and later academic outcomes such as literacy? Lots of new and important findings from child language scientists will be shared in this presentation to provide parents and caregivers with tips they can carry forward into future conversations with their babies and young children!

Daniela O’Neill (BSc, University of Toronto; Ph.D. Stanford University) is a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Waterloo where she is founder and director of the Centre for Child Studies since 1995. Her major research interests include children’s early pragmatic language development and its assessment during the toddler and preschool years, early parent-child conversation, and children’s understanding and production of stories. She is the developer of the Language Use Inventory (LUI), a standardized parent-report assessment of children’s early pragmatic language development used by Speech-Language Pathologists around the world. Her research has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and a Premier’s Research Excellence Award.

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