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.

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 and 11:10-12:10pm.

Autumn Term 1: 11th September, 18th September, 25th September, 2nd October, 9th October, 16th October, 23rd October

Autumn Term 2: 6th November, 13th November, 20th November, 27th November, 4th December, 11th December, 18th December

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

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