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Hands on Babies

Bingley Mums would like to welcome a brand new site sponsor – Hands on Babies – who have several classes in the local area.

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If you are looking for a baby massage or yoga class where your baby gets  fluffy white towels each week and you get to meet new friends  with coffee and delicious cake then this is for you!

Hannah, who runs Hands on Babies says, “As a relatively new mum I know how important it is to find a class  that really understands and supports the bonding between the parent and baby and also provides something for Mum and or Dad too. After the  class I encourage parents to stay for as long as they like, to have a  drink eat some delicious cake and have a chat. The Hands on Babies  Baby Massage and Yoga classes provide the ideal opportunity to meet  new friends and share your own personal experience in a friendly  environment.
The style of Yoga that I teach is based on Hatha yoga – the union of  balance of the body and mind and incorporates massage, soft stretching  and gentle movements to make it appropriate for babies, ensuring a fun  and rewarding experience for both the carer and the baby.”

Hands on Babies is accredited by the Royal Collage of Midwives and Hannah is a
fully certified Hands on Baby Massage and Yoga instructor.  If you are a
parent of twins or more then you will only pay for one baby.

Class Information

Monday – Toddler Yoga – Oak Glen Doctors Surgery Eldwick -11.30am -12.30pm
Monday – Baby Massage – Oak Glen Doctors Surgery Eldwick – 1.00pm -2.00pm

Wednesday – Baby /Toddler Yoga – New class – Keighley Children’s
centre more info soon
Wednesday – Toddler Yoga – Crossflatts Primary School 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Thursday –  Baby / Toddler Yoga – Daisy Chain Children’s Centre
Silsden – 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Friday – Baby Yoga – Oak Glen Doctors Surgery Eldwick – 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Pay and play new born to 3 years £6 per session

I am fully qualified in baby massage and baby / Toddler yoga with a
diploma in anatomy and physiology, and baby massage and yoga. My
classes are accredited by midwives and fully supported and recommended
by health visitors and Doctors. If you would like to contact me about
my classes please give me a call on 07896053823.
If you would like more information/pricing then please contact Hannah
on 07896053823 or find her on Facebook – Hannah Hands on Babies.

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Tiny Signers Bingley

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

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).

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Tiny Signers website can be found here.

Telephone: 07742 296160

Email: enquiries@tinysigners.co.uk

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

Soupermums in Wilsden

  • Wilsden Trinity Church, Chapel Row, Wilsden, BD15 0EQ
  • wilsden@bradfordnorth.org.uk
  • 12-Jan-15 to 12-Jan-17
  • Mon, 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • 0 months to 5 years

Fancy a baby group with a difference? Try Soupermums ‘Pop Up Cafe’ at Wilsden Trinity Church.
Every Monday 11:30am-1pm mums (and babies) are invited to come along for a tasty soup lunch. A Christian welcome and a chance to chat with other mums over lunch in a cheerful, safe and comfy environment.

Playgroup at Bingley Scout Hut

Are you looking to make new friends with babies and toddlers the same age as your own? The baby/toddler group at Bingley Scout Hut near Myrtle Park Primary is a very welcoming group and is looking for new members so that the Thursday group doesn’t have to close.

The cost is £2 per session, adults get tea or coffee,children juice and a biscuit, there is a car park in front of the building. The group has a great selection of toys and ride ons for every age!

Times

Tuesday 9.15 – 11.15

Thursday 1 – 3pm

Both groups are term time only.

Location

The Scout hut, Sycamore Avenue, Bingley West Yorkshire BD16 1HD

 

Please contact Claire on 07760404218 for more information.

Weeny Boppers

Looking for a local music group to attend with your under 5? Try Weeny Boppers!

“We provide Music and Movement baby, toddler and preschool activity classes in various community venues for parents/carers and under fives and also deliver sessions in Primary Schools and Early Years settings in West and North Yorkshire. We also provide unique and action-packed Birthday Party Entertainment.

Each session offers an  exciting mix of interactive songs; instruments; musical activities; movement; dance; actions; rhymes; listening activities; play; story time; sensory exploration and games. Children will enjoy exploring a wide variety of percussion instruments; scarves; mirrors; puppets; books; streamers; bubbles; pom-poms and play equipment such as hoops, balls, tunnels and parachutes.

The programme is carefully designed to promote all aspects of child development – social, emotional, language, physical and cognitive.”

Class Times and Venues

Monday 

Riddlesden
10am – 10.45am
Location – St Mary’s Meeting Room, Scholar’s Way, Riddlesden BD20 5PA
Mixed Age Family Groups. Free trial then pay in advance per block

Tuesday 

1) Keighley
10 – 10.30am
Location –
Dragon’s Den, Dalton Lane, Keighley BD21 4JH

Mixed Age Family Group. Drop-in session; no free trial as no requirement to commit to a block. Price includes soft play & drinks
Pay £1 in addition to normal charge for entry to soft play centre (which is dependant on age: £2.50/£4.50/£5.25 – sibling discounts: £1/£2)

2) Bingley
1.30 – 2.45pm
Location – Church House, Old Main Street, BD16 2RH (behind All Saints Parish Church).
Mixed Age Family Groups. Free trial then pay in advance per block

Contact Karen.
Email: info@weenyboppers.co.uk
01535 642848

 

Storytime in Bingley Library

Every Tuesday at 10.30am and Wednesday at 2pm (term time only) in Bingley Library.

These sessions include listening to a story as a group, then making a craft activity or other learning related activity linked to the story that has been read. It’s a great opportunity to meet other local parents, learn about books and generally introduce your little one to the joys of being a member of a library and choosing books.

If you want to join Bingley Library for free there is an online form here, it’s probably one of the greatest gifts you can give to your child. Remember that as tax payers we all pay for this service, so make the most of it 🙂

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