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How to play with your baby workshop notes

Thank you!

 

Thank you so much for joining us at our ‘how to play with your baby’ workshop, we hope that you found it helpful and learnt a bit about baby brain development, sensory development and got some ideas on how to play with your baby. 

 

At the workshop we mentioned some information, links to toys and printables that you might find helpful, which we’ve posted on this page for you. Do let us know if you’d like any additional information or if you have any questions, we would love to help!

 

baby development workshop 

Pyramid of learning

The pyramid of learning was developed by occupational therapists Mary Sue Williams & Sherry Shellenberger and it informs our programme. When a baby is born, they start at the bottom of the pyramid with their brain and spinal cord. By the time they are ready for academic learning (in the UK this is the age of 5) they need to have acquired all of the skills in the pyramid to prepare them to sit down to learn.

 

At the very base of this pyramid is our sensory systems and that is why sensory development and sensory play is so important, it is literally the foundation of how they understand the world which provides the foundation for all of their future learning.

 

 

 

Do get in touch if we can answer any questions for you! 

Videos

Here you’ll find the recording from our live session and some of the videos we reference during the training

 

how to play training – recorded 17.11.20

How newborns see the world

How Newborns See The World

Here's how newborns see the world.

Gepostet von Seeker am Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2017

Rub, rub, rub....

This is an amazing little massage activity that we use in our classes and play sessions.

 

It is such a good way of giving your little one lots of sensory input from their skin (tactile input), helps awareness of where their body is in space using the pressure and stretch receptors in their muscle and joints (proprioceptive sensory input), helps their internal body map, while simultaneously giving information through the right and left sides of the body which is amazing for developing communication between both sides of the brain. This is a lovely brain boosting activity!

 

It is so easy to do, just get down on the floor beside your little one, you can do it while they are sitting or lying, on their fronts or on their backs. You can do little bits of it while they are sitting next to you, I used to do when she was sitting or lying next to me on the couch, please don’t do it on a table like I’m doing it (it was just easiest for recording the video!). Do it when your little one is relaxed and calm.

 

So, the video above  is a little video of my hands doing the massage, basically you give 4 sets of rubs and taps to each area of the body – feet, knees, hips, tummy, shoulders, hands and above their hairline. I like to do it to music (yellow submarine or lion sleeps tonight works well as you can keep time to the beat).

 

Have fun and I’d love to hear how you get on!

Printables

Click on the image below to download your copy if the printable

 

Toys

We have posted below some amazon links to some of our favourite toys, do check out other retailers though, sometimes there are promotions available at Boots and Tesco on links and music toys.

star finger puppet

rainmaker

bright starts links

zebra finger puppet

amazing baby black and white book

starlinks

Links are correct at time of writing

 

Christmas gift guide

 

We’ve put together a Christmas gift guide, it includes some of our favourite toys and we’ve included the reasons we love the too! 

Learning library

We have a learning library on our website which we update weekly with baby development information, you are really welcome to visit!

At home class plan

A plan for playing at home

 

 

We’ve popped together a ‘shake, rattle & roll’ at home class plan to get you started with playing with your baby at home. 

 

 

Please make sure that you supervise your little one at all times and be really baby led, just doing as much as your little one is able. Keep your little one in eye sight and arms reach at all times and never leave them with toys unsupervised. 

How to stay connected with us 

 

Our sensory development groups

 

Baby Development Group

 

 

We have a free sensory development group on facebook you are really welcome to join. In there we pop in with an activity of the week and monthly we run a play along session. It is a little pop up group to offer some activity ideas and support.  

 
 

The Members Club

 
 

The members club is our hub for all things baby development, sensory development & play! We have developed an online baby development platform where our members and team hang out

 

Each month we run

 

 

-sensory development classes online delivered by our occupational therapist and trained class leaders, we run classes suitable for all babies and ones tailored to your baby’s development needs too

 

-play along sessions which are recorded so you can catch up at a time that suits

 

-trainings on sensory development, play and baby brains, baby massage and first aid!

 

-access to our activities library with lots of printables on sensory development and activities that you can do  at home too. 

 

-our exclusive facebook members community

 

 

Trainings are really important to us, as we love supporting new parents.

 

In our hub you’ll find sensory trainings, motor skills workshop, a full baby massage course, a first aid course and trainings from a sleep consultant providing us with contact around routines, daytime sleep, and naps

 

We are delighted to offer you half price first month with us and those that join us this week will be invited to attend our motor skills workshop on Monday 23rd or access the recording after the workshop(worth £12)

 

 

What our members say….

the sensory sessions online
sensory development class online
sensory class online

access to our members’ printable library

As a thank you for spending time with us today, we are delighted to offer you your first month in the members club with us for half price £10 for the month rather than £20. Use coupon code htp to access the discount and the motor skills workshop. 


Please note that this code needs to be put in at time of registration, please click the ‘have a coupon?’ link above the credit card symbols on the registration page to apply the code, it must be added at registration and can’t be applied afterwards.  

 

For membership terms, visit our members club page by clicking the link below 

 

We hope you’ve found our training helpful, thank you so much for spending time with us! 


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further information!