Toddler Sense classes provide a fantastic opportunity for learning through play experiences which will capture your toddler’s imagination. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. The classes include great music, gym equipment, bouncy castles, games and new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs…every week introduces new activities and a whole new adventure.
The Toddler Sense session starts in our exploratory play area which is set out differently each week. Children enjoy scrambling over obstacles, balancing on steps and blocks, crawling through tunnels and climbing over the trestles and ramps. They also enjoy putting the equipment away after play.
Each session is different and the equipment for the session has been specifically selected to match the theme. What may look like a balance beam to you will be transformed into a bridge that crosses a crocodile swamp and the following week into a plank for your young pirate to walk across. We start each session by introducing the theme and then suggest ways in which you can bring this part of the session to life for your toddler.
Adventure play is followed by structured, themed activities, which provide a wealth of ideas that can be continued at home. Expect things like creative dance, parachutes, pom-poms, coloured ribbons and more.
Toddler Sense introduces children to a whole new world of adventure and challenge that will lead learning and development forwards, and motivate children to try out new skills.
Whilst packed with fun, the underlying educational value of the programme is that every session and every single activity within, has been designed by Dr Lin Day to enhance learning and development in the following areas.
· Social Skills (turn-taking, cooperation, friendships)
· Communication Skills (singing, action rhymes, talking, musical expression)
· Physical Skills (balance, coordination, control, manipulation)
· Knowledge Acquisition (knowledge and understanding of the world)
· Emotional Development (self-esteem, confidence, independence, trust)
· Creativity (imagination, drawing, rhythmic speaking, music-making)
· Mathematical Skills (counting, problem-solving, sequencing, building)
The classes will run weekly:
Monday - St. John's Church Hall, Caterham (parking in Morrisons top floor)
Tuesday - 18th Purley Scout Hut, Sanderstead (free parking on the road outside)
Friday - St. Paul's Church Hall, South Croydon (parking in the church car park)
Classes run in terms throughout the year. You can join a class at any time if places are still available and just pay for the remainder of the term join the waiting list for a place in the following term. Places do sometimes become available mid-term so please do register your interest on the wait list.