Twilight Story Time

On Sunday 16 September, Twilight Story Time was held in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The program highlights the importance of a parent’s attachment and bond with their baby as a critical role in their healthy development.  Each family is gifted a pack containing 2-3 books, a soft toy and are encouraged to read together, creating opportunities to connect with their baby.

Twilight Story Time was especially memorable with a visit from local violinist, Robert Wallace. Robert gently serenaded the nursery while parents spent time reading tales of magic possums, very hungry caterpillars and going on a bear hunt to their sleeping babies.

Local Violinist, Robert Wallace.

Our project partners from across the hospital, along with other early childhood and literacy initiatives through groups such as Department of Education and Development, Parenting SA, Little Big Book Club, ‘Let’s Read’ campaign, ‘Dad’s Read’ campaign and local South Australian Authors, come together every few months to encouraging families to take part.

Working with the WCHN Developmental Care Team, we aim to provide resources and information for parents to support the importance of reading to children and providing that opportunity to develop that all-important family bond.

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