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What is Baby Sensory?

26 January 2023

Baby Sensory is a programme that helps stimulate and encourage the development of babies and young children. It uses a variety of sensory experiences, such as music, lights, textures, and more to help children learn and explore their world. Baby sensory has been shown to help children develop better motor skills, social skills, and language skills. Here are 5 things you should know about baby sensory:

What is a Baby Sensory Class?

Baby sensory classes are designed to stimulate your baby's senses through a variety of activities. The classes usually last for an hour, and each session is different from the last. You and your baby will explore a variety of textures, smells, tastes, sounds, and sights. Some classes focus on movement and physical activity, while others focus on more calming activities. No matter what type of class you choose, you can be sure that your baby will gain valuable sensory experiences.

The Benefits of Baby Sensory Classes

Early childhood is an incredibly important time for brain development. Baby sensory classes provide a stimulating environment that can help promote cognitive, social, and emotional growth. In these classes, babies are exposed to a variety of stimuli, including music, movement, and bright colours. This can help to stimulate their senses and encourage brain development. Additionally, baby sensory classes provide an opportunity for social interaction. Babies will have a chance to meet other babies and adults, and they'll learn how to communicate and share. These classes can also be a great way for parents to meet other parents and form lasting friendships.

How does Baby Sensory help my child?

Baby sensory classes help your child in a variety of ways. For one, they provide a structured environment where your child can learn and explore. With experienced instructors, your child will be exposed to new sights, sounds, and sensations that can help stimulate their developing brains. Additionally, baby sensory classes can help promote bonding between you and your child. Through shared experiences and positive interaction, you and your child can develop a strong emotional connection that will last a lifetime.

At what Age can my Child Attend a Baby Sensory Class?

Baby sensory classes are designed for babies from birth to 13 months. However, some classes may be appropriate for older babies and toddlers. If you're wondering whether a baby sensory class is right for your child, talk to your health visitor or check out a local class. Most importantly, follow your instincts and go with what feels right for you and your family.

Where can I Find a Baby Sensory Class?

There are baby sensory classes held all over the UK, so it should be easy to find one near you. You can find out more information about baby sensory classes by speaking with your health visitor or by searching online. Many local libraries, leisure centres, and children's centres offer baby sensory classes. 

Additionally, many local parenting groups and child care centres will have information about classes in your area.

Baby sensory classes are a great way to stimulate your child's senses and encourage brain development. These classes provide a structured environment where you and your child can bond and explore together. With experienced instructors, baby sensory classes are safe and fun for babies of all ages. To find a class near you, talk to your health visitor or search online.

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