You’ll learn a variety of ways to play with your newest little bundle of joy from the comfort of your own home. Non-mobile babies are exposed to sensory play, songs, and the beginnings of social play. Our expert teacher lead you through nurturing exercises and activities that stimulate your baby’s brain development. The first stepping stone to sparking a love of learning! There'll be an opportunity to check-in individually with your teacher on any specific queries you have and there's also time for an informal chat with other parents to swap tips and experiences. Please note there is no requirement to have your video or audio on during the class.
**All enrollees will receive access to a recording of each class so don't worry if you miss some or all of a class. It will be available for you to view for 7 days after the class to allow you do some or all of the class again**
** 20% discount if you have paid for another online course during lockdown with Gymboree Celbridge** Learn to communicate with your baby before they can talk: Clever Little Handies is a baby sign class for parents with babies from newborn up to 24 months. We already know babies can communicate with their hands before they can talk; they can wave; they can clap; they can point. They have the dexterity in their hands to formulate signs long before they have the muscle dexterity in their mouths to form words. By teaching them sign language from an early age they will have a vocabulary to use, even if they’re not formulating words. This 4 week term is brought to you via zoom and will include nursery rhymes, songs and poems with ISL signs that pertain to day to day life with baby.
It's time to get your little one actively exploring play and musical concepts while practicing their motor skills, which is crucial for your baby’s overall development! Experience music from all around the world-- music from both past and present, near and far! From Disco to Country sounds, babies will delight in the sound of instruments, and “singing” through musical baby talk. They'll enjoy being sung to, experiencing new sounds and the anticipation of surprise! Play with music helps activate parts of the brain responsible for language development.
A list of what will be used in each class will be sent out in advance with suggestions on how to improvise yourself. They will be household items so nothing very complicated!
Art Kit is supplied containing all materials needed to make the class projects which will be available to collect in advance of the first class so just 1 trip (travel permission letter can be supplied) OR can be posted at An Post charge of €4.80 - see separate ticket item** Only extras are paintbrush, crayons, glue, and paint which you supply.
All children benefit from an opportunity to be creative. Children will explore different mediums and textures, supporting sensory input, fine motor, and gross motor skill. Class also includes story time, action songs & movement designed to keep the little ones engaged and active!
Class recording is available for anyone who misses a class so that you can complete at a later date.
An Post charge of €2.50. (Please note the art materials are included as part of the class fee for Art classes)