HELPING BABIES AND PARENTS THRIVE THROUGH THE MOVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY
- Have you ever looked at your baby or toddler and wished they came with an instruction manual?
- How fascinating would it be to be able to get inside their developing minds and see the world from their perspective?
Witnessing your child develop from a newborn to a toddler and beyond is a truly magical experience.
But it can also be scary, overwhelming, stressful and confusing. There is no shortage of information and advice coming at you from friends, family, the internet, and more. But, combing through it all to get to the useful parts takes time that most parents don’t have.
Knowing how to support your child through each stage of development can make all the difference to their development and wellbeing.
THAT IS WHAT TEENY TINY IS ALL ABOUT
We are passionate about supporting parents with the best baby development information. Also, practical, fun resources that you can instantly engage in to help your child thrive.
With decades of experience working in early childhood education, I am just as passionate about sharing knowledge with new parents as I was when I began my training.
“Thanks to Wendy from Teeny Tiny for presenting a fantastic session on the First Six Months at Cambridge Parents Centre – a great overview the amazing development that is happening over this time plus lots of practical tips to help parents support this. We love cuddles with our babies but now we know the science that supports the fact that all the face to face time is so very important! There was so much useful information – how to appropriately help movement to grow baby’s brain; reassuring us as expectant and new parents and grandparents that fewer well-chosen toys and less baby gear can be more beneficial for baby’s development.”
THE BIRTH OF TEENY TINY (THE BUSINESS!)
WHAT MAKES MY HEART SING - Hi I'm Wendy and I love what I call wowee moments – the moment, combined with the look on a new parents face when they realise something new, fun or different.
Wowee moments are why I do what I do and how I measure the success of my presentations.
Teeny Tiny began when my Coffee Group asked me to present to them in the comfort of one of our member lounges about developing their baby. I just shared stories of what I did during my day and their faces were priceless. You read to your baby already?
Touch your toes game, what is that all about? Do we really need all these toys?
I have been involved in the Early Childhood Education industry since 1998 after gaining my qualifications from way down south at the University of Otago.
So what do I do?
The core of the business is a variety of contracts with Parents Centre Aotearoa.
Presenting to new parents across the first 2 years of life. Covering Newborn, On the Move, Come Catch Me Crawler and Toddler Time Workshops.
But I found parents want individual answers and undivided attention to their questions and concerns, but finding answers is not always straightforward. There’s an enormous amount of information available to parents and strong opinions about the right approach to take. So in home consultations came about. Sharing that their Teeny Tiny is an individual and will follow their own independent journey of development and that it’s a process which can be confusing and frustrating.
I provide a deep level of child development knowledge in a short space of time to parents. This approach helps them to navigate the various stages of child development and understand their baby in the privacy of their own home.
Following this I was asked to share this knowledge to larger groups offering private Coffee Group sessions at times that suited babies, not venues.
Now I have had the pleasure of working with the Multiple Birth Association, Toy Libraries, Return to Work Programs for corporate organisations and have nurtured countless wowee moments. This makes my heart sing.
I am also a Movement Consultant for Moving Smart and a mum of two delicious teenagers who make me laugh and make me cry.
Although I have been doing this work for many years, Teeny Tiny emerged when I became a parent in 2005. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy all the pleasures of watching our family grow and develop, alongside the development of a business that I adore.
Teeny Tiny provides the answers. We help you understand the different stages of baby development and the unique requirements of each.
TEENY TINY OFFERINGS
We offer inspirational parenting workshops to help support you and your family through the most important developmental stages of your child’s first two years.
We can arrange coffee group sessions or private consultations to suit your needs.
We will discuss topics like important movement milestones, brain development, home safety, play time, and appropriate books and toys.
Learn more about the workshops here.
Teeny Tiny also offers hand-picked, tried and tested, quality books, toys, and games to support your baby's development.
Have a browse in our shop to see what we recommend.
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