Have fun with your baby, sharing knee jogging rhymes and songs with actions to encourage language development and a life long love of books.
Lots of opportunity for face to face communication with your baby, ideal for well-being and bonding.
For parents/carers with babies to early walkers.
Every Monday 10.30a.m-11.15 in the children's library at The Forum Southend SS1 1NE.
No need to book, drop in pay as you go. £5 per baby, there is time to play before and after the session.
Sharing rhymes with your baby, gives them a head start in their education.
Good rhymers make good readers.
I look forward to meeting you and your bouncing baby!
Thursday 17th February
Come and be part of our story with live music from local musician Emma Reed and sensory storytelling by The Reading Champion. Musical story, songs and time to play the instruments.
We believe that exposing children to music from a very young age can help them to build in confidence and learn to express themselves in a creative way.
For parents/carers with children aged 2-5 years.
At The Fishermans Chapel, New Road Methodist Church, New Road, Leigh- on-Sea SS9 2EA
£10 per child Booking essential as limited spaces available..
Contact Katharine to book via bank transfer firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Workshop for under 2's
Let your child lead this creative experience at Metal Art School, Chalkwell Park
Become a Little Artist by exploring materials and mark making in a tactile environment.
Little Artists is a place for child-led artistic exploration, a tactile space for trying out ideas and playing with materials. Homemade edible paints are used using fruit and vegetable juices.
Monthly sessions at 10-11am and 11.30-12.30pm Friday 3rd February and Friday 17th March
Booking essential Payment secures your place
£7 per child
Contact Katharine The Reading Champion to book
Sensory play and interactive storytelling activities inspired by collections at
The Beecroft Art Gallery
My unique story-based session lasts approximately 55 minutes and is split into two parts: a delivered story journey followed by free-choice sensory play.
By using rhyme, alliteration, repetition and song we draw the babies and toddlers into a magical world and offer them each the opportunity to be a part of the story journey with assorted tactile props along the way.
During the sensory play part of the session there is further opportunity for the babies and toddlers to explore these open-ended resources, largely made from stimulating and interesting natural materials, to support their understanding of the world around them. We finish up with a short shared song session to draw a gentle close to the session.
Two sessions on each date at 11am for babies not yet walking and 1.00pm for toddlers
Friday 20th January, 24th February, 24th March and 21st April.
Booking essential via Eventbrite
In partnership with Southend Borough Council