Moms and Babes Workshops
Moms and Babes Workshops have been running successfully around the country since 1993. This is a play activity programme developed by an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist for babies between the ages of 2-12 months. The programme has been created to enhance sensory-motor learning, essential to a young baby’s development.
How will my baby benefit?
By stimulating the senses and challenging physical abilities, babies are encouraged to perceive, understand and act on the world around them. Through this programme, babies establish a sense of self and learn how to relate to others, which affects their physical, mental and social competence throughout their life.
Age Appropriate Groups
As babies of different ages need different gross and fine motor stimulation to help them achieve their age appropriate milestones the programme is divided into three different groups:
- Tiny Babes (2-6 Months)
- Babes (6-9 Months)
- Busy Babes (9-12 Months)
What happens in the workshop?
The workshops encompass the following major activities:
• Guided play and exploration with age appropriate toys.
• Easy-to-do exercises for mom and baby to encourage the development of motor milestones.
• Stimulation of the senses:
*** Listening and moving to music, rhymes and songs.
*** Activities to develop eye movements, focus and eye hand co- ordination.
*** “Feely” experiences to educate the sense of touch.
*** Fun activities to encourage the pleasure of movement.
• Baby massage.
• Exciting movement experiences using novel play equipment.
Branches in Gauteng
Please visit http://www.momsandbabes.co.za
to find a branch nearest to you.