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Baby & Toddler Discover and Play (FA101) 

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  • TutorAnju Farmah & Tanum Moghal
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelAll Levels

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Thu 5 Oct, 1.30pm - 3pm | Tickets £60 per adult & child; £35 per additional person | 4 months - 24 months +PG | All levels | 5 week course

A calming environment for babies and toddlers to investigate a range of items on their own whilst parents observe. This Heuristic play method develops emotional awareness and learning social skills. 

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 4 months to 24 months accompanied by their families. It is open to all levels, those who have no experience of heuristic play and those who may have attended similar courses before. 

The course is accessible for children of all abilities. Parents or carers assist their children and all classes are planned to meet the specific needs of the group. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus therefore need to be adhered to.

What will you learn on this course?

Heuristic play provides a friendly and stimulating environment for babies and toddlers to investigate a range of resources to discover self through exploring and interacting with objects and the environment with accompanying adults.

Play is a focused experience in which the child becomes absorbed and attentive in the play activity while the adult is available and attentive in observing and responding. 

Discovery and exploration are key principles. Babies and young children have the opportunity to make their own decisions through exploring and interacting with objects and the environment. Building concepts and ideas on experiences external and internal. Developing emotional awareness and learning social skills by initiating interactions at their will. 

This play practice utilises sensory awareness and performing fine motor and gross motor skills through direct touching and handling of objects. It also encourage supporting adults to hold back on transferring their ideas on play to their baby i.e. practice of being patience, tolerant and observant. Building attachments and bonding, nurturing of mind and soul.

Do you need to bring anything?
Children must be dressed for messy play, preferably in old clothes. A change of clothes is advisable. All other materials and resources are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Anju Farmah & Tranum Moghal

It was so relaxing, and made for a really refreshing change from the usual manic playdates I’ve had at home or at Soft Play.

I was proud of him. Proud to see the little adventurous boy he is becoming, and I felt like I knew him a bit better because I’d let him show me what his interests were, rather than the other way around.