Bangkok Hospital Pattaya mixes education, entertainment for ‘Smart Baby’ event

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya joined with “First Year of Life Magazine” for a “Smart Baby, Smart Brain” program.

The hospital put on three performances by children from the North Star Library and Father Ray Community Center. The “caterpillar show” consisted of boys and girls dancing and wiggling as soon as they got up on stage.

Dr. Thawatchai Damri, a pediatrician with BHP’s Developmental and Behavioral Department, shared his experience with the parents, explaining growth, psychology, safety, sibling relationships, and learning.

“Mini’s” from the North Star Library and Father Ray Community Center perform the “nong-pee-seuah” (“Caterpillar show”) dance their little bodies on stage as a special entertainment during the “Smart Baby Smart Brain” program at the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.“Mini’s” from the North Star Library and Father Ray Community Center perform the “nong-pee-seuah” (“Caterpillar show”) dance their little bodies on stage as a special entertainment during the “Smart Baby Smart Brain” program at the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

The early years of a child’s life are very important for health and development and parents, health professionals, educators, and others can work together to help children reach their full potential, he said. Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, learning healthy social skills and coping when they encounter problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities, he said.

More entertainment followed, with children showing off teeth-brushing techniques.

Next up was the “My House Has a Warm Heart” contest in which 30 children ages 3-6 competed to see which was the most intelligent and healthy in order to be representatives of the Chonburi Province in a national competition. The winner will be featured on the “First Years” magazine cover.

A final talent show, “I Am the Cloud,” was won by Rakun Rakeuy and Justin Recenter, who also will represent the province in the Bangkok finals.