Year: 2020

  • BAMBI News September 2020
    BAMBI News September 2020

    View PDF   Dear members, Welcome to the September issue. I hope that by the time you receive this issue, the extremely long break from school is over. I’ve found it challenging to keep the kids and myself interested and motivated during these long months of social distancing. It takes a lot of creativity some […]

  • READER’S CORNER: SEPTEMBER 2020
    READER’S CORNER: SEPTEMBER 2020

    Need some book recommendations for your child and for parents? Here are some titles picked by Kinokuniya for BAMBI families. (Japanese books follow the English titles. 日本語の本もお見逃しなく☆) For Kids Share Your Rainbow: 18 Artists Draw Their Hope for the Future Author: Various Inspired by kids across the country displaying rainbows in their windows, acclaimed illustrators […]

  • Providing Creative Play for Children
    Providing Creative Play for Children

    Creative play brings tremendous benefits to our children – there are many ways parents can experiment to engage children creatively, which bring joy and spark parents’ and children’s creativity.   By Anna Manuel   Children can be a tough audience. While everything amuses them, very few impress them. I have been making an impression on […]

  • Can the Path to Motherhood Crush Creativity?
    Can the Path to Motherhood Crush Creativity?

    Midwife Emma McNerlin reflects on the phenomenon of “baby brain” in pregnant and new mothers and explores it’s reported effects on creativity.    By Emma McNerlin   Pregnancy gets some very bad press when it comes to the effect it has on the mother’s brain. Add this to the nausea, painful joints, swollen breasts and […]

  • Rediscovering Yourself Through Mindfulness 自分らしく生きるための第一歩 ~自分の心と向き合っていますか?
    Rediscovering Yourself Through Mindfulness 自分らしく生きるための第一歩 ~自分の心と向き合っていますか?

    “Mindfulness” is to let go of your inclinations and thoughts, and to know your true mind. But what does it really mean?   By Tomoko Morikawa / Translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ]   I teach mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in my current profession. What do these two have in common? In a nutshell, they […]

  • BAMBI Annual Report 2019
    BAMBI Annual Report 2019

    BAMBI enjoyed another great year in 2019. Here is the report and financial summary covering 2019. Please note that this report is from the annual general meeting that was postponed earlier in 2020 due to COVID-19. 2019 was another year of rapid growth for BAMBI with expansion in the Playgroups, Bumps and Babies and Activities […]