Let your child set the pace as you explore sensory activities and crafts together to boost their imagination, and build social and practical skills.
What will you learn on this course?
This course provides a range of creative play based sessions designed to provide a friendly, relaxed but stimulating space for young children to investigate. Each week there is a carousel of sensory art and play activities designed to encourage your child’s development and fine motor skills.
This is an informal class with numerous activities set up around the room. You are encouraged to let your child set the pace and spend as much, or as little time as they wish at any particular activity. Your child will be invited to choose from a variety of art materials and activities. The activities will have a suggested outcome but will still be open ended and child-led according to preference, age and ability. There will also be ‘Small Worlds’ play, which will foster the imagination and use sensory foods to create rich play environments. While engaging in this creative play parents will be made aware of the key areas of learning and development that are being covered. Social skills, sharing, confidence building, fine motor skills, visual development, auditory stimulation, knowledge of materials and their uses and language development will all benefit.
All activities involve child friendly materials. This may include foodstuffs so the tutor should be informed of any allergies or religious needs.
Come and explore, play and interact with your child at their pace in a friendly space with other young families.
Any outcomes produced as a result of the child’s exploration e.g. painted paper, collage or models, can be taken home at the end of the session.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for children aged 2- 5 years accompanied by their families. It is open to all levels, those who have no experience of creative play and those who may have attended similar courses before.
The course is accessible for children of all abilities as we provide a learning support worker, 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. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.
Do you need to bring anything?
Wipes and adult aprons are provided. 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?
We all had such a fantastic time at all your classes in the past year, we really appreciate all your effort and great materials you provide for the children.