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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 21st May 2020

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

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

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 while we are all in isolation and we’ll be in to offer some activity ideas and support.  

 

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

 

-coffee catch ups where you can meet others and ask any questions you have

-trainings on sensory development, play and baby brains

 

-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

 

sensory development class online for babies

we offer a 7 day free trial to the members club and we would love to welcome you online to play! Visit our members club page for more information and to sign up for your trial

What our members say….

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access to our printable library

We offer a 7 day free trial and we’d love to welcome you along to play! 

 

 

We hope you’ve found our training helpful, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further information!