Building Babies Brains
Building Babies Brains is a program that originated from a local Jabirr Jabirr traditional owner. She wanted her grandchildren and all the children in the Kimberley to develop better oral language through story telling at home. The program has been developing and evolving since 2014, from local and industry feedback. The program teaches families to enrich their child’s growth at home using evidence based research and interactive activities, all while valuing family culture and home language. The Building Brain Brains Program stretches over 3 modules.
MODULE 1: Early Brain Development
This module looks at the development of brain wiring and the importance of health habits for mother and baby
MODULE 2: Early Attachment
This module explores secure connections with family members, emotional responses and regulation and building a childs executive function skills in readiness for school
MODULE 3: Oral Language Development
This module covers the importance of language in a childs development and in preparing for school.
Hi All my name is Jackie McKenzie I am a local Jabbir Jabbir women from my dad’s side. I have worked at Waardi as a receptionist for the past 3 years. A little about myself, I moved to Broome from Beagle Bay where is grew up and spend most of my childhood. Coming from a small community I have seen what was available and what wasn’t , I believe that Building Babies Brains (Bfor3) has the information that will enable parents and family members of little ones to gain the knowledge and understanding to be able to provide love, guidance and support to our children. This is why I became interested in the program and hope to one day deliver this program to all my country men and families.
I am very excited for the future of Building Babies Brains and hope to see some familiar faces taking part in the program.
Page Last Updated on 01/05/2022