Moms and Babies - 6-12 months old
The ‘Baby’ programme has been designed to enhance baby’s development and help you gain information about developmental milestones as well as get some ideas of things you can do with your child.
At Little Acorns we focus on you having fun time with your child while stimulating him/her, meeting other mums and sharing ideas with each other. Some relevant topics will be discussed during the session and reading information is available.
Some things we focus on at this age group:
Movement- Movement is an inseparable part of the child’s being, through movement babies discovers the world around them, movement contributes to the child’s cognitive, emotional and social development. Movement through space enhances spatial perception and body awareness. We use a range of equipment, large ball activities, massage and music as part of kinesthetic input. Gross motors movement to help strengthen muscle tone, co-ordination and stimulates the vestibular system.
Tactile (touch) stimulation- A variety of information comes to your baby about him/her self and their surrounding through the skin surface, therefore a rich background of touch experience is important. We provide this through many different activities and ‘tactile ponds’.
Sensory stimulation- Babies need to learn about test, small, sound and touch. We explore those things trough out our program by using age appropriate activities some incorporating music and ‘art’/’messy play’ and body awareness stimulation.
Language development is enhanced by using rhymes, songs and stories often using aids such as puppets and tactile books.
Our emphasis is FUN between parent and child! This time together is vitally important for your baby’s feeling of security and confidence in him/her self and with others.