Things you can do at home!
- Tummy Time (Babies) – Did you know tummy time can help both physical and mental development for your baby. You might have done some tummy time in one of our sessions before now too!
Newborn – Tummy Time can be done while they are lying on your chest & maybe do some nursery rhymes too!
First time on the floor – Voices and faces are motivating to babies so get down to their level! Get those baby neck muscles strengthened. Try playing peek a boo.
Reaching! – Get baby comfy and place some items just out of reach. A spoon, teddy or another toy. Try saying a name of the item and when baby looks at it, give it to baby to explore. Do the same with other items and each tummy time try different items. You can use anything! If baby is starting to crawl, congratulate them on reaching the item. ‘You’ve got the teddy! Well Done!’
Activities & Ideas
- BBC – Things to do indoors with children
- Sensory Activities for babies – Simple sensory activities for babies.
- Accessible Activities – Change 4 Life have lots of great ideas and more links for accessible activities and disabled sports activities you can do while stuck at home!
Arts & Crafts
- Playdough Recipe – Why not try the dough disco too. A fun way for early years children to strengthen and develop their fine and gross motor skills and great for improving balance and hand-eye co-ordination. Use this link as a starter. Then try making up your own movements. You can use a range of upbeat and relaxing music to vary the experience for you child.
This reciepe makes 1 coloured ball and takes aprox 10 minutes.
What you need: 8 tablespoons of flour, 2 tablespoons of table salt, 60ml of warm water, food colouring or children’s paint, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
Method: 1, Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.
2, In a separate bowl mic the water, a few drops of colouring and the oil.
3, pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
4, Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. Add more colour at this point if needed.
5, One used, store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeexe out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.