The foundation of kulabud, the start of something beautiful, was created at a time that a little human was growing inside my belly. As a qualified Speech-Language Therapist, and evolving Mom-to-be who had faced the realities of fertility treatment, I was truly inspired to help moms through all walks of life, whether their little one was just a twinkle in their eye or of school-going age. This was the ground on which the “kulabud” concept was developed: “k(h)ula” meaning “grow” in the isiXhosa language, and “bud” symbolising the start of a flower, but also meaning “friend”. It is my hope that you and your child will bloom in the most beautiful manner as we take this journey of growth and development together.
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Make time to sing with your child. Research shows that there are positive interactions between the development of speech and language, pitch sensitivity, and singing.
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