Our weekly Baby Sensory class

Every week we go to our Baby Sensory class in a local church hall just down the road, I love these sessions as it allows the babies to develop, but also for a good catch up with the other Mums. We have been going since she was 6 weeks old, and now that she is nearly 6 months I have definitely seen her enjoyment grow, she is now so much more interested and aware than she was at the beginning.

The sessions are run by a lovely lady, who introduces the class with a sing and sign song – Say Hello to the Sun. It’s the same song each week so that the babies get familiar with the environment, and they know that it’s the start of the Baby Sensory class. I must admit that even now I can’t quite marry up all the signs to the words.

Each week it’s a different theme including colours, sleep, and animals. Yesterday we had a weather theme, some of the activities included a sing and sign song with different signs for rain, sun and thunder, and hitting a bowl alongside music to replicate thunder.

The classes follow the same structure of 20 minutes sensory development, which is a mix of singing, waving objects including bells, pom poms, rattles and coloured scarves to encourage eye tracking movement. Along with finger puppets to encourage peek-a-boo, light shows and sorting objects. Followed by 15 minutes of free play, which includes playing on baby gyms, ball pits, tunnels, tummy time toys, play mats with various toys. What I find good about this time is that my little one can play with other toys that she wouldn’t play with at home. The final part of the sessions is the best part where we regroup on the Baby Sensory mats, and play with a huge canvas (sheet of material) and bounce balls and balloons in different across the canvas (like a trampoline), to encourage the babies to see different shapes, textures, and colours. Often this is accompanied by some funky music.

The session ends with the Wave Goodbye song to signify to the babies that it’s the end of the Baby Sensory class.

As well as this the sessions are based on the time of year, at Christmas we did a Christmas sensory themes and all the babies came dressed up in their Christmas outfits. There was also a special Halloween session run as well, unfortunately we couldn’t attend this but I have heard that it was very good, with babies dressed up as ghosts, dinosaurs etc….

The little one and I really enjoy these classes, it is one of the highlights of our week. We have signed up to the Spring term starting at the end of February where we will move up to the older baby group (6 – 13 months).

Claire x

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  1. Mummy Rules January 28, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    I loved baby sensory too! My friend has set up a toddler sensory class so now that my daughter is older she can go to these classes – check out if there are any in your area for when your LO is older x

    • pramshed January 28, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks, I think that there are the toddler classes in our area. Unfortunately I will be back at work by then (sadface) X x

  2. yneely January 29, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Baby sensory was by far the best thing I went to when my children were smaller, really loved it and I was sad when they were too old to go x

    • pramshed January 30, 2016 / 8:22 am

      It’s great, it’s definitely the best class that we go to. I’ll be sad once I have to go back to work and can no longer go x

  3. acornishmum January 30, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    There are so many more classes around now than when my two were small, it sounds like fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    • The Pramshed February 2, 2016 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks! It’s a lot of fun for the babies and the mums X x

  4. Suburban Mum February 1, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Ahhh this brings back memories of when I took my eldest to baby sensory classes. They really do love all the bright colours and stimulation don’t they?

    My poor youngest son in stark contrast never went to one…I never seemed to have the time when he was a baby! #PickNMix

    • pramshed February 1, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Yes they do, I love it when we have the lights and bubbles in the classes. Afterwards my little one is so tired from all the stimulation she tends to sleep for a few hours! xx

  5. Becky, Cuddle Fairy February 2, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    This sounds like such a lovely class! Sensory is so great for babies & toddlers too. It’s fab that they have weekly themes to make it more interesting. And, getting to have a chat with the mums would be really lovely too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing with #BloggerClubUK x

    • The Pramshed February 2, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It’s such a fun class, we did traditional nursery rhymes today which my little one decided she needed a sleep half way through. It was still enjoyable none the less #BloggerclubUK X x

  6. Someone's Mum February 2, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I loved doing things like this with my first but it was much more difficult with second as they are normally aimed at an age group. Couldn’t do baby sensory with her – as nowhere to put toddler. Couldn’t do music class with toddler as it involved a lot of parent participation and nowhere to put baby! Glad you are enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The Pramshed February 2, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I can imagine it must be difficult with two, but glad that you enjoyed it with your first X x

  7. mumzilla May 11, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    I loved baby sensory. Say Hello To The Sun song less so – now it’s in my head!!! Thanks for linking up with #puddinglove

    • The Pramshed May 11, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Now that song is in my head too ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  8. rachelbustin blog (@RachelBustin) May 12, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    This very similar to the classes we re on the waiting list for! baby girl is nearly 14 weeks old now and has been on the list for 6 weeks. im thinking i should put her name down for 6 months now as i don’t think we will get to the 0-6 month class! xx

    #puddinglove

    • The Pramshed May 12, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks Rachel, I hope you get onto the classes soon, they are fab! I did find that my little one was a lot more engaged with the sessions the older she got ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Celina April 23, 2017 / 7:45 am

      Vodafone manda i messaggi nel cuore della notte. Secondo me รƒยจ una buona idea (anche per motivi di risparmio energetico: otto ore di batteria tutte le notti pesano anche loro) spegnere sempre il telefonino di noant.Eveteutli telefonate notturne o sono errori, o sono seccature, o sono emergenze per le quali comunque non puoi fare nulla (se non sei un medico, un poliziotto o uno scapolo d'oro che si sta organizzando la serata). Quando non sono sms promozionali del tuo fornitore di fiducia ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Petite Pudding May 17, 2016 / 7:05 am

    This sounds lovely – we haven’t done baby sensory yet, waiting for the big boy to start school so we have a bit more free time. Hope our local classes are as good as yours – thanks for linking Hun #PuddingLove

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