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sensory play class edinburghOur glitter sensory bottles have been really popular in our classes over the past few weeks and we are looking forward to showing them to many more of the little ones still to attend our superhero sessions over the coming weeks. We have lots of enquiries about how to make them so thought we’d do a little post on it.

These bottles are perfect for little hands to hold and a glitter sensory bottle is such a good way of calming down a little one down, it is a relaxing visual activity, great at calming a stimulated child. Our glitter sensory bottles are full of sparkle and are really easy to make.

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The bottles use 2 ingredients – glitter glue and water.

To make them, boil a kettle and leave it to cool. Mix 60ml of glitter glue with the same amount of warm water in a measuring jug. Stir the mixture until there is no evidence of the glue and it is a watery/sparkly mixture (this only takes a minute or two). Pour the sparkly mixture into your bottle and allow it to cool down completely before topping the bottle up with cold water. Once you are sure that the glitter moves in the jar, seal the lid with glue.The glitter glue we used for our bottles was from glitz it and one bottle of their glitter makes 2 sensory bottles.

If your glitter mixture doesn’t move, pour it back into your measuring jug, add some more water and stir it again. Once you have the glitter more mobile you can move it back into your bottle. The glitter settles when the bottle is not in use but it is easy to activate it again by shaking. We’ve made up glitter sensory bottles in purple, pink, silver, gold, green, copper and blue and the colours have all worked well.

glitter sensory bottle

Please make sure that you never leave your little one unattended with their glitter sensory bottle, we glue our bottles closed in class but do make sure that those bottle tops are going nowhere near mouths. Enjoy watching them being fascinated by the glitter it really does help their concentration levels and is a lovely calming visual activity.

 

 

 

 

baby massage CorstorphineNew Baby Massage Classes in Corstorphine

We are delighted to be bringing our popular baby massage classes to Corstorphine in November. Our 5 week block of classes takes you through a massage routine with your baby, is a wonderful way for you and your baby to relax and bond.

Massage not only promotes relaxation but can also relieve symptoms of wind, colic and constipation.  It is amazing for helping your little one learn about touch, proprioception and their body scheme too. Massage is suitable from birth and is a life-long parenting skill that can be used throughout childhood and beyond. It is also a great way to spend some time meeting other new parents while learning a new skill together.

We are hosting our classes on a Tuesday morning in the brand new hall at St Anne’s in Corstorphine.Our block of 5 classes is booking now, costs £45 and includes massage oil and a set of our lovely baby massage handouts. You also get a complimentary sensory play class at one of our sessions too!

Please do get in touch if we can provide you with any further information on our baby massage classes in Corstorphine we’d love to welcome you along!

Sensory play is amazing and it has so many benefits for our little ones!

Research has shown that it helps children build pathways in their brain that are associated with complex learning tasks and that it is crucial to brain development. So coming along to class and doing some of the activities at home are really benefiting your little one’s brain development.

sensory play EdinburghWhen we plan all of our classes we consider the eight developing senses of our babies and toddlers attending class as well as their gross motor movement and fine finger control and we make sure that at each session we give our little ones the opportunity to engage each sense. We theme our classes so you’ll find each one different within our familiar format of led play and exploratory play.

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Our classes have been developed by an occupational therapist trained in sensory integration with babies and are backed by research and evidence. Our class leaders have received intensive trainings and follow class plans.

We love to give you lots of information at class about how to continue this at home and we are looking forward to launching our range of child development printable next month that gives you lots of advice and activities to do. You also get the opportunity to join our community group to access information on our classes.

Please do get in touch if you need any further information from us!

 

 

sensory play class Clinton

We are excited to be launching a new venue for our classes! We are bringing our sensory play baby class to Colinton on a Friday morning. Our home will be Boroughmuir Sports Club.

sensory play ClintonOur classes are going to be upstairs in their function suite, it a comfortable clean and bright space, perfect for playing in! The room is accessible by a lift or stairs and there is plenty of space for prams. Downstairs there is a cafe where you can have well deserved cake after class and outside there is a carpark.

We’d love to welcome you along to our new Friday baby classes in Colinton, you can see our whole timetable on our site, places are available to book now on our booking site


sensory play classes for babies midlothian

We are delighted to be bringing our sensory play classes for babies to Midlothian in our Autumn term. Our new classes are running at Bonnyrigg Guide Hall on a Monday Morning, at Penicuik North Kirk on a Tuesday morning and at the Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park on a Wednesday afternoon.

Our classes are fun, colourful and focused around sensory play and child development. You’ll have lots of opportunities to share new experiences with your little one which is amazing for bonding. Our hope is that we can give you information and ideas at class that you can carry on at home too.

You can book 2 trial classes or join us for the full term and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further information. You can view our sensory play classes in Midlothian and our full class timetable on our booking site.

We’d love to welcome you along!