When it comes to babyhood delight, sensory classes really hit the spot. Opening your baby’s eyes to the world of bubbles, music, colours, feathers, textures and play, sensory stimulation from birth is a proven benefit for your child. Most classes have a Saturday option, so this might be a great occasion for Dad to take the reins.
Baby Sensory Team
Where? North Shore, Silverdale, Matakana, Auckland Central, West Auckland & South Auckland
Baby Sensory offers baby and toddler sensory classes at multiple locations around Auckland. The classes encourage a range of wonderful sensory experiences where you can either relax with your baby and admire their discoveries, or relish in the faster-paced toddler classes with your energetic tots. The classes offer countless activities to stimulate play, reading and speech, and each week they offer something completely brand new. The classes run at a variety of locations so there is sure to be one in your hood. Classes are held weekly and run on a term basis.
Think, Play, Love
Where? Springs of Life Church, 126 Pt Chev Road & St Heliers Community Centre, 100 St Heliers Bay Road
Do you have a groover, mover, or cruiser? Think, Play, Love classes are strongly linked to the New Zealand early childhood curriculum. Here, sensory play includes music, lights, squishy textures, Te Reo, and focus on the five senses and how they develop. They also value parents and whanau learning ways to have fun at home with their little ones. Each class has a different theme for babies and toddlers and run at the following locations: Point Chevalier and St Heliers.
Where? 69 Patterson Ave, Mission Bay
Established in 1993, Gymbaroo sensory classes cater for babies as young as 1 month old up to preschoolers five years old. At Babyroo classes, your little one can enjoy tummy time, massages, balloon investigation, and gentle movement with you. You can find a class that is suitable to the level of your child, whether they can walk or not. Toddlers can burn off their energy with exercise activities, dancing, socialising, memory games and more, all under your watchful eye.
Where? Private party hire
Although they are on a break until 2018, PlayHOUSE NZ are available for private parties. Ideal to impress your fellow mummy friends if your little one is celebrating a special day, or you just want a treat, then this is the perfect entertainment idea for everyone to enjoy. Keep an eye on their Facebook in 2018 for when their regular classes begin again.
By Katie Pettigrew