Discovery Tots is a 45/50 minute weekly class, for babies from around eight weeks until confidently crawling or starting to walk. Sessions are filled with lots of different movement and sensory experiences to stimulate and encourage your baby’s development in a variety of ways, and are a wonderful way for you to cuddle, play, connect and make new discoveries with your baby every week.
Even at such a young age a structured playtime, which the classes provide, helps a child to feel secure, giving the confidence to explore, learn and grow, making development more rapid and learning more fun. It is also a great place to start building social skills, first by watching and later through interaction with the other babies.
Through the classes babies will develop and improve;
• Body awareness and gross motor skills.
• The functions of the brain through a wide range of stimulus for all the senses.
• Social awareness through the group environment.
• Communication skills through the use of sign language, songs and rhymes
• Bonding between parent and child.
Plus you will be introduced to simple songs and activities that can be carried on at home to continue the learning and development process.
Each class consists of a number of activities including:
Baby Yoga and Movement
Baby yoga combines stretches, postures and movement to provide stimulation for baby’s body and mind, and is a great way to connect and have fun together. We use nursery rhymes and simple action songs with our yoga practice to add to the enjoyment of the various activities and further stimulate the senses. Music also helps to introduce rhythm, and rhyme to your baby, an important part of speech development. Practicing yoga can help baby to sleep better, have improved digestion, a stronger immune system and an increase in body awareness and self confidence.
Multi Sensory Play
Watch your baby’s delight as we play with a wide variety of fun objects, from ribbons to rice, lights to lemons, bubbles to beach balls and lots more, allowing your baby to use all his or her senses to explore the world.
Baby Sign Language
Babies have the desire to communicate with you long before they develop the ability to speak, and learning to use sign language is one way in which they can let you know what is on their mind from just a few months old. We will introduce a few simple signs which you and your baby can use to communicate with each other.
Each week brings something new, while including elements that are repeated each week which your baby will come to recognise and respond to. A whole world of love, laughter and learning.
We want Discovery Tots to be a relaxed, happy place for you and your baby. All our activities encourage close interaction between the two of you, as you sing, rock, bounce and play together. Experience has shown that the more you participate in an activity, the more your baby will want to be involved. However, please feel comfortable to join in with as much or as little as you would like during the class and take each activity at your baby’s pace.
For new members we have a special offer of £12 for 3 classes. This is to give you an opportunity to see the variety of activities on offer at the classes and to help your child to feel comfortable in the new environment. The sessions are valid for four weeks from the date of your first session in case you are not able to take the three sessions consecutively.
After this you will be asked to pay for the number of classes remaining in the term or half term at a rate of £5.00 per class (£2.00 per additional sibling).
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