From birth through to early childhood, children use their senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. They do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing.
Children and even adults learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses.
Providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development – it helps to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways and that’s where Baby Sensory class comes in.
Baby sensory class is all about providing your baby with a rich sensory environment that will stimulate your baby’s senses which include sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, movement, balance, proprioception, and hence enhance their learning and development.
The one hour class at Burn Body has a different theme each week and involves starting off with some circle time where we all sit together and sing songs and nursery rhymes using hand signs, musical instruments and various other props.
They then move on to sensory free play and exploration where there are lots of different activities available such as sensory bowls, walking sensory pathway, books, a puzzle corner, a tummy time station and lots more, all providing different, sights, sounds, colours and textures for the baby to explore. We then finish off the session with a few more songs.
All their activities are designed to stimulate your baby’s senses and in turn enhance their physical and mental development. This is very important in their first year of life because this is when your baby’s brain doubles in volume as a direct result of sensory experiences and learning from birth.
They use songs and signing actions along with storytelling to help develop communication and speech and language skills. Certain activities such as the sensory bowls will help to develop your baby’s fine motor skills as they will pick things up between their finger and thumb using their pincer grip.
The sensory bowls also help to familiarise your baby to different textures. They have a trampoline, slide, space hoppers and a rocking bus available which work on developing your baby’s gross motor skills, movement and coordination which helps them to achieve their developmental milestones.
They also use bubbles at each session which the babies love and are great for visual development. Your baby will also develop social skills by meeting other babies and interacting with them.
These classes are great for parent- child bonding and for mums to meet other mothers and share their experiences of parenthood.
Call Kavita to find out more: 0757 129465
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