Baby sensory is one class that I would recommend everyone attend with their babies. It’s the most incredible class which combines music classes, sing and sign classes, massage and SO MUCH MORE. It provide ideas for play, massage, tummy time, movement, visual development, hand-eye coordination and music in simple practical ways that can easily be repeated at home.
Each class is different and very exciting with themed weeks. You and your little one can enjoy everything from a beach party, going on a animal adventure, exploring the sea, having fun in the snow and much more. There are also special additional classes to help you celebrate the special days like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day Or Babies First Christmas.
It is designed to stimulate, educate and help you bond with your baby. It also helps you meet new mums and make friends.
I have done it with my first baby since she was 6 weeks old and I am doing it now with my second. I love it and so does my daughter. If you want to find out more just go to the baby sensory website http://www.babysensory.com
As our baby grows and develops so has to our imagination to create great games. It’s natural to want to check that our precious baby develops “right”, does the “right” thing at the right time (I must stress in here that each child develops at its own pace and does things at its own time!!! ; Look at Chloe walking at 9 months but still only 2 teeth at 14 months😂)
When Chloe was around 6 months old I started looking for help/inspiration on how I should play with her. We had our games but there is just so much you can play the same repertoire over and over again! I wanted our games to be fun but also to support Chloe’s development.
I came across an App called Baby Sparks and I have been using it ever since! I love this app and would recommend it to everyone.
What I love about it?
– It has a month-by-month Baby development guide. This has helped me to understand baby development and what I should expect to happen in the near future.
– Daily program. This is full of activities for the day. Those change constantly so your play time is never boring. What is great is that all of the activities are divided in to groups :
* Gross motor skills
* Fine motor skills
* Self Care
You can choose what part of your child development you want to concentrate on and practise that day.
Main purpose is to help your child develop but it’s done in a very fun way! It keeps your days versatile and your play time interesting.
– Another great feature is the ability to brows the activities by: Category, Place, Milestone. You don’t have to stick to the daily plan you can just freestyle 😊
You can also mark activities as: Completed, Favorite and Archive.
The App is available for different ages. It’s not a free app but it’s not expensive; at £3.99 in my opinion it is worth every penny!
Photos of few examples of the exercises in the app. Each of the exercises also has a video showing how to do it.
It seems that my baby is on some short of development craziness ! One day she started crawling, few days later learnt how to sit up on her own, than started pulling herself to standing position, another few days later started crawling up the stairs !!!!!! And then walking while holding on to the furniture !!!? It’s crazy!!!!!!!! Where is my little girl gone ? 😢 I am a very proud mummy !