Storytime Stretch & Sing

We will spend time together reading interactive stories with your baby, sing plenty of songs & rhymes, practise baby yoga movement and stretches, enjoy sensory experiences & explore heuristic treasure baskets with your baby. A full sensory experience designed with your babies cognitive & physical development in mind. Hot drinks and home made cake is provided for parents.

Suitable for babies 3months – crawling.

Why Stories, singing, stretches and heuristic play?

Books are a fantastic way to begin to teach your baby about communication and language skills, begin a love of books as a baby to last a lifetime. Listening to words helps to build a network of words in babies brain, it also helps to grows their emotional and social development as well a great bonding experience for parent and baby.

The rhythm and rhyme of songs and rhymes is another great language development tool. As well as a host of other benefits for parent and baby including supporting your mental health by releasing oxytocin and endorphines the feel good hormones.

Heuristic items are not classic baby toys, they are made from natural resources and not plastic. They provide baby with a rich sensory experience through sucking, handling and putting items in their mouths. By doing this they are also learning about weight, size, shape, texture, sound and smell.

Single sessions now available to buy online to trial the class or add on extra sessions.

This class is run on a drop in basis for babies 3months-crawling at Badgeworth Village Hall, Badgeworth Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 4UW. This is a new venue for us situated just 10 minutes from the centre of Cheltenham and 18 minutes from the centre of Gloucester. It has plenty of free car parking, pushchair parking and great facilities.

Sessions run on the following dates 10-11am

Spring Term 1: 8th January, 15th January, 22nd January, 29th January, 5th February, 12th February

Spring Term 2: 26th February, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March, 1st April

Summer Term 1: 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May, 3rd June

Summer Term 2: 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July, 8th July, 15th July

Classes are bought as an 8 session block per time slot to be used over 3 months from purchase date for £56.

Single sessions now available to purchase to try it out or add on extra sessions.