Beach Babies is an interactive, hands on, sensory, arty, crafty exploratory session with a focus on play and discovery in the natural environment. This class is perfect for little ones who can confidently walk right through to Nursery School aged children. Beach Babies is like a bridge form baby groups to the pre-school environment and all activities dovetail into the Foundation Phase, ensuring continuous development in a VERY fun filled environment!
On arrival each child is provided with their own, clearly labelled, tray of activities incorporating a variety of activities found in pre-school zones such as art resources, construction toys, books, small world play, play dough, (this ensures activities are Covid-19 secure)…..families have an opportunity to explore, play and settle in before the session starts with our lively Baby Love hello activity song and warm up songs.
We always aim to spend the majority of our time on the glorious Mumbles Pier Beach (weather permitting). In poor weather we can comfortably remain inside the Babylove Hub at Mumbles Pier where we adapt all of our activities and experiences to suit indoors.
From here we move onto or outdoor exploratory, art, crafts and messy play activities, mixed in with physical and musical moments.
What sort of activities can you expect to find during Beach Babies? Our main session is divided into 4 sections;
- Fast and furious – eg; flying kites, races, football skills, musical marching and mini beach Olympics are just some examples of our fast and furious activities
- Exploratory play in the natural environment-e.g. rock pooling, sandcastle building, crabbing, fishing with fishing nets, collecting shells, seaweed, creating waterways….
- Arty, messy and sensory-e.g. decorating pebbles, creating paintings using natures own paint brushes which little ones have foraged, sand painting, slime creating and exploring……
- Snack, post C-19 we are currently exploring different snacks from around the world and limiting the amount of snack creating little ones are involved with. Long term we will return to little ones making their own snacks.
Our session is finished off with our Twiddly Winky song and the much loved Bubbles!!