We’re profiling the very best activities for dads and children in collaboration with Club Hub, and this week we’re delighted to feature: Baby Sensory South Birmingham
Baby Sensory is a national and international provider of children’s activities. The award-winning classes start with Baby Sensory for babies from birth to 13 months, followed by Toddler Sense for children from 13 months to pre-school. Mini Professors Science programme is a separate class that children can join from the age of two.
1. What is Baby Sensory?
Baby Sensory is a wonderful combination of sensory learning and, for babies and dads, sheer delight. It’s an irresistible mix of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more, and no two classes are the same.
Karen Byrne -Smith founded Baby Sensory classes in South Birmingham after taking her own little one, Connie, to nearby classes. She says: “I saw the immediate benefits for both of us. She met all of her developmental milestones at an early age and I believe the classes helped with this immeasurably and gave her a valuable start.”
2. What’s in it for dads and kids?
Babies - and later toddlers - are introduced to an all new world of sensory experiences. At the same time, doting dads can experience the wonder in their child’s face. Baby Sensory is a safe and gentle way for little minds to start exploring the world, and a great way for dads to be around for some of the magic moments in those precious early months and years.
Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense are also beneficial to development, in all sorts of ways. “Our baby and toddler activities are excellent for developing physical, social, emotional, intellectual and language skills, coordination, awareness of the world, turn taking and sharing and experimentation,” says Karen.
Baby Sensory provides ideas for creative play, massage, movement and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. In themed weeks, dads and babies will swirl through snow, laugh at the jungle jitters, explore a watery world undersea or join in on an animal adventure. The more advanced activities in Toddler Sense are all about learning through play.
“The classes that we offer cover a broad spectrum from birth to five years and I have had so many mums returning with second and third babies, twins and even triplets. I have also had babies and toddlers attending all three of our programmes. I have seen thousands of little ones reaching their milestones: first smiles, sitting up, walking, talking, balancing, sharing, exploring, role playing, experimenting and finding friends. It’s an honour to share these special memories.”
Karen - Baby Sensory Birmingham South
3. Key Activities At Baby Sensory
Karen also runs a Mini Professors Science programme. An interactive science class with over 80 different topics integrating EYFS outcomes and getting little ones ready for the pre-school environment. There dad can get involved from the science experiments, the Tuff Spots and really embrace the fun science.