Has anyone ever thought what we do in our classes for 6-9 month old babies?
In the “Babes” group (6-9 months), we concentrate on the following activities
•Eye muscle exercises
•Fine motor skills – letting go, grasp, wrist movements
•Gross motor co-ordination and postural development
- Rolling – encouraging active involvement of the babes
- Development of greater strength and endurance in tummy lying, to prepare for the milestone of creeping and crawling
- Sitting - Developing core strength and sitting balance. Moving in and out of the sitting position to reach in all directions and across the body mid-line.
•Using balls, rollers, wedges and other equipment to experience the pleasure of body awareness and moving in space.
•Exploring textures / Sensory Texture play
*Playing with a variety of textured objects and ‘feels’, to promote sensory awareness, fine motor skill, body awareness and creativity
*Movement to music
*Musical instruments which require shaking and banging, to develop the shoulder girdle and the sense of rhythm.
*Action Songs to link the words with meaning and body movement, and to develop the pleasure of music.
•And lets not forget, we have LOADS of FUN!!