Teeny Tumblers class follows the British Gymnastics FUNdamental scheme. It’s a parent and child class for 2-4 year olds held at Beckfoot School on Saturday mornings.
I’ve heard great things about this free play sessions for under 5s (£3 for adults) and there are snacks afterwards too! Details below.
Caroline and Nicki are qualified speech and language therapists (members of royal college of SLTs (RCSLT) and HCPC) and each have 16 years of experience. They are highly specialist speech and language therapists within their specialism of pre-school learning difficulties with particular experience with autism. They have experience working in schools and nurseries with other providers.
Caroline and Nicki said, “Our idea around ‘Seedlings’ is that we would like to be able to provide some more affordable, local therapy for families around Bradford.“
- Blocks of 5-6 sessions with some commitment from parents to attend the block.
- Free first sessions to all the families attending.
- Caroline and Nicki aim to get to know the child from discussion with parents (and through the group) and any other assessment reports available to be able to quickly provide appropriate therapy and strategies for that child.
- The group consists of 6 sessions.
- The sessions are informal and consist of roughly 1/2 hr free play/chat and 1/2 structured sessions.
- Homework sheets and a ‘what works sheet’ are provided at the end the block.
- £12 per session, or if pay upfront for a block then £10 a session.
WHERE IS IT?
Baildon Methodist Church.
WHEN IS IT?
Every Friday – 1pm.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Caroline and Nicki are focusing on pre-school but could open up to Reception if enough parents were interested to run one out of school hours.
Or Telephone 07519609319
Come and experience all the fun of the farm in our Toddler Sessions!
Includes all day access to the farm plus all the activities on offer (egg collecting, lamb & calf feeding and animal encounters).
TERM TIME ONLY. From 10am.
£5 per toddler, 1 adult goes free. Includes farm fun & daily activities (from free pony rides to music classes). Visit our website for more details:
For more information:
Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 3TJ (for Sat Nav use BD23 3TS)
Website is here.
Cafe, gift shop and baby changing facilities.
Specially for the little ones! We read a story and then paint a piece of pottery.
Wednesday mornings 10.30 till 11.30 am.
Book by calling 01274 270 210.
97 Bingley Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 4SB
I’ve been to a fair few baby classes in my time – in fact I think I have tried everything! Baby massage, baby yoga, swimming classes, baby ballet, music bugs, rhythmtime, the lot! You name it, I’ve tried it! But I think the ONE thing I have never tried with my baby or toddler is baby signing. A few months ago, I noticed one of my facebook friends comment that her 8 month old had learn the sign for “milk”, which I thought was quite impressive. Clearly as a mother of older children I am keen to delay the ability of my children to make demands on me – though even I can see that a child asking for something with a sign is a lot more preferable than crying and performing what is known in our house as the “screaming ab dabs”. So I thought I would give it a try with local group Tiny Signers!
Tiny Signers say. “Babies quickly learn to clap, wave and point out things. They naturally use gestures. Introducing them to specific signs (hand movements) you are naturally building on this ability and give them the capacity to communicate with you, well before they are able to speak. Babies can coordinate the muscles to make signs long before they can coordinate the muscles to speak.”
I was kindly invited along to a free trial session by local baby signing franchise “Tiny Signers”. This is on a Thursday in Bingley Methodist Church on Herbert Street, and there are two sessions. I attended the 12:45 session which still has spaces, but I understand there is an earlier session which is full but has a waiting list. As well as the sessions in Bingley there are also other sessions locally including Baildon on Monday 2-3pm at St Hugh’s Centre; Saltaire on Tuesdays 10am at Saltaire Methodist Church; Keighley on Wednesdays 10am at Strong Close Children’s Centre. Please book in advance if you wish to attend as there aren’t always spaces. (see bottom of this blog post for more details).
Tiny Signers use BSL and have loads of songs and interactive activities including a puppet called Sam to really bring the signs to life. Each session means a new sign/signs to learn and they go along with a song to help everyone remember them. The children at the session I went to were all between about 7 and 12 months and seemed mainly preoccupied with putting things in their mouths (don’t they all) but seemed to enjoy watching their Mummies sign and sing. I think my little girl (who is nearly 5 months) was a bit young as she was unable to sit up unaided, and so I had to hold her up and was therefore unable to sign! However if I had brought a blanket or mat or something she could have lay on the floor and watched me sign and sing along (Tiny Signers recommend bringing babies along from 6 months of age). Handouts are also given to support learning and to help parents practise the signs with their children at home.
The classes are £5 per session which I think is really good value, especially as this includes up to 3 children – you get a cup of tea and a biscuit as well – considering the quality of the toys and props and the length of the class. I took some pictures which you can see below (permission was given).
Tiny Signers website can be found here.
Telephone: 07742 296160
Please note if you want to attend a session as mentioned above you must book in advance to ensure there are spaces. However if you just want to try it out, there is a drop in session in Saltaire on TUESDAY 9.45-10.45 a.m at Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, Shipley, BD18 3HJ
What could be better than swimming with your baby. Life saving skill? Check! Healthy and good for you both? Check! Fun and exciting? Check! Bonding activity? Check! And much more besides. It’s tempting when you first have a baby to sign up to as many groups as possible just to get you out of the house, though you do have to stop yourself over committing and then becoming exhausted. However swimming with your baby really is one of those activities that is mega important, and more to the point, it tires baby out so they have a nice long snooze…zzzzz…
Here are Bingley Mums, we are delighted to be working with Water Babies who have offered to be another one of our generous sponsors. Here’s a little bit more information about them (nearest classes to Bingley are at Hazelbeck (Beckfoot School) on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.)
Water Babies, the UK’s leading specialist baby swim school, has now opened its waiting list for new beginners for its winter term, starting week commencing 16 November and running for 10 weeks.
At Water Babies, we’re extremely proud of our world class teachers, the only ones with a national diploma in baby swimming. Together, we’ll teach you to teach your baby to swim, building your little one’s confidence and independence in the water and ensuring that safety around water becomes second nature.
Swimming is one of the most complete and beneficial activities, and with NHS guidelines stating that infants don’t have to have had their immunisations before they go swimming (even underwater), it’s one of the few things parents can do with a baby literally from birth as we swim in extra warm water hydro therapy pools. And not only is it fantastic for your baby’s health and development, it’s also a huge amount of fun.
Water Babies classes are available across the Yorkshire area 7 days a week in:
For details of your local pools, please visit our website at: http://www.waterbabies.co.uk.
Please note your baby must be under 12 months old to start beginners classes with us. For more information, please contact Water Babies Yorkshire (Central) on 01943 862802, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.waterbabies.co.uk.
CBBs is a playgroup with a difference suitable from 0-4 years.
Packed full of fun activities including MESSY PLAY!!!!!
Join us every Friday!
9:30 – 11am
Location: Harden Congregational Church
A carers’ and toddlers’ group that is renowned for its friendly atmosphere
We meet 9.30 to 11.00 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in term time at St Saviour’s Harden.
We follow the local schools’ holiday pattern.
Chatterbox is run by St.Saviour’s, Harden and St. Matthew’s, Wilsden.
We always appreciate offers of help with all the jobs associated with running Chatterbox.
Would you like to organise a craft activity or lead the singing? Or perhaps you know of a friend or family member who would like to come along and help?
Contact June Thompson on 01535 273787