Get your babies out and about, socialising and most of all having lots of fun! Baby and Toddler classes in Adelaide can start as young as birth. Baby and toddler classes help your child with early learning and development, teaching them valuable skills from movement to language, motor skills, emotional regulation more. They’re also great for parent-child bonding and social skills and a great way for you to get out of the house and hang out with other parents. Below are some of the baby and toddler classes available in Adelaide and greater South Australia.
Play Naturally OT offers intentionally designed nature-based child development groups outside in the beautiful Belair National Park! With so many of us having busy lifestyles and more technology in the world it can be challenging to really connect with ourselves, our children and nature – but when we do, we support our health and wellbeing and that of our precious planet!
The program is for 0-5 year olds and their families and is run by the lovely Prue, an experienced Occupational Therapist (OT). She uses developmentally appropriate sensory nature connection activities to support CALM, CARING, CONFIDENCE, COORDINATION and CONNECTION for all children and families. Being supported through play to spend time in nature with your family while increasing your child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development as well as their environmental awareness, is invaluable!
Programs are currently run termly on Wednesdays in Belair National Park
8-week program (+ bonus make-up session in week 9 if you miss any)
Gumnut Babies (0-18 months): 11am – 12.30pm
Wild Sprouts (18mths – 3 years): 9.15am – 10.45am
Nature Explorers (3 – 5 years): 1pm – 2.30pm
Bookings, future offers and more info at www.playnaturallyot.com.au
To see photos of the gorgeous children and families connecting with nature and to follow along, visit play naturally OT on Facebook or Instagram
Small groups, and limited places! You may be able to use your NDIS funding/ private health.
We can’t wait to see you in nature soon, do it for yourself, for your children, and for the planet!
The award winning programmes has been running for 8 years in Adelaide and focuses on brain development through play and fun. Every session is jam-packed with fabulous activities and fun adventures to help your child develop vital physical, communication, social and intellectual skills that form the foundation of all future learning. Toddler classes include additional opportunities for your child to burn off all that energy! Classes run in Tusmore, Para Hills, Woodville and Morphett Vale in their dedicated WOW Sensory Centres as well as throughout Adelaide including Maslins Beach, Glenelg, Mt. Barker, Coromandel Valley, Magill, Modbury and Gawler.
They know just what keeps your babies and toddlers happy, busy, motivated, interested and excited to learn! Join their exciting world of magic and adventure in a safe and happy environment – there’s always something new and wonderful to look forward to! If you want to give your child the very best start before school, catch up on the latest news with other mums and dads, make new friends, create magical memories, and make learning the highlight of your child’s life, come along and see what they do!
Benefits of attending Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense
Every session includes activities that have developmental reasons behind them to develop vital physical, communication, social and intellectual skills that form the foundation of all future learning.
The aims of their classes are:
- to create bonding opportunities between caregiver and child
- to help caregivers make friends and new connections
- to provide developmental information that will help caregivers understand their child better
- to lay crucial brain foundations to enhance all future learning
- to promote a positive attitude to exercise
- to keep children mentally alert
- to develop imagination and creativity
- to promote social and emotional development
- to enhance language and communication skills
- to develop an understanding of the world in a fun and energetic way
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Playgroups are one of the best ways to get out of the house, let your kids interact with other kids their own age, develop some great fine and gross motor skills and also for you to meet other parents going through the same phase of life as yourself!
North East Salvos runs two playgroups – one on Monday morning 9:30-11 at Paradise Primary school, which has stories, songs, free play and an all together group activity each week. This playgroup is suitable for ages birth to 5. The other is an intergenerational playgroup held at a local residential aged care facility, which books out quickly! They only have capacity for up to 12 participants as it is a pilot program, so be quick! This also goes from 9:30-11, has stories, songs, free play, and has group activities primarily targeted to help older and younger generations to connect. This playgroup is targeted at 3-5 year olds.