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Little Dreamers - Thematic Sensory Workshops for Early Learners

Ages 6-24 months Old

Date Sunday 4/7 Sunday 11/7 Sunday 18/7 Sunday 25/7
9:30am - 10:30am

(6-14 months) Messing Around

Interesting Insects

(14-24 months) Story Time

Dear Zoo

(14-24 months) Messing Around

Stomping Dinosaurs

(6-14 months) Story Time

Elmer

2pm - 3pm

(14-24 months) Messing Around

Interesting Insects

(6-14 months)

Story Time

Dear Zoo

(6-14 months) 

Messing Around

Stomping Dinosaurs

(14-24 months)

Story Time

Elmer

Date Sunday 1/8 Sunday 8/8 Sunday 15/8 Sunday 22/8
9:30am - 10:30am

(6-14 months) Messing Around

Under the Sea

(14-24 months) Story Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

(14-24 months) Messing Around

Over The Rainbow

(6-14 months) Story Time

The Gruffalo

2pm - 3pm (14-24 months) 

Messing Around

Under the Sea

(6-14 months) 

Story Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

(6-14 months) 

Messing Around

Over The Rainbow

(14-24 months) 

Story Time

The Gruffalo

 

ESF Story Time

ringing stories to life for babies through to preschoolers by stimulating their imagination and expanding their understanding in these little learners storytelling groups

Each week we will discover a new story together and go on our own magical adventure as we enjoy exploring the book’s theme, characters, colours and more.

Story Time, little dreamers storytelling classes will allow your child to

Discover -a love for reading and book

Learn - new experiences through creative play

Explore - and use their imagination

Create - masterpieces to take home

Play - with percussion instruments, finger puppets, sensory props and more

Benefits of Story Time, little dreamers storytelling classes

  • Introduces new vocabulary
  • Develops language and listening skills
  • Increases creativity
  • Vital role in growth and development
  • Develops hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and fine motor dexterity

What to expect from little dreamers storytelling classes

Story Time, baby storytelling classes are suitable from 6 months to 3 years.

Along with reading a story together each class will involve some of the following:

Themed Action Songs, Crafts, Activities, Messy Play, Signing and Parachute games

Classes last for an hour which includes discussion time before and after the activity for parents to have a chat and for everyone (children and grown-ups alike) to get to know each other.

ESF Messing Around

 

We have fab messy play sessions for babies and toddlers with new gloops and goos to explore each week. Come and let your little dreamers splat paint, squelch gloop and splash water and let us do the tidying up!

 

Benefits of messy play classes.

There are many reasons why messy play can help children learn (and you don’t have to clean up the mess!)

  • It helps children become more independent
  • Children take part in an activity that they create
  • They are able to decide how they want to play and can use the materials in the way that they choose 
  • Builds confidence because the child is in control
  • It helps develop movement, coordination and control

Messing Around messy play classes are structured to allow play that gives children the opportunity to explore materials using their hands, arms, feet and bodies.

 

What to expect from messy play classes

Messing around sessions will last 45mins to 1 hour, sometimes a little longer.  Sessions start and end with a short music and movement section.  Each week is themed differently and will include different types of 'mess' and sensory materials connected to the week’s theme.

Themes can include:

Down on the Farm, Under the Sea, Over the Rainbow

 

Messy Play for the littlest dreamers 45mins

(6-14 months)

  • From 6 months old, our baby sessions which are especially planned for littlies to explore the world around them.
  • Young children do not only explore with their hands but with their mouths. Whether they’re jumping in gloop or pouring goos, rest assured everything we use is safe for those curious babies. 
  • At the end of each session we have space for you to clean your little mites – we ask that you please bring a towel and a spare change of clothes for your baby each week.
  • We advise you wear old clothes too!

Messy Play for little dreamers 1 hour

(14months-2 years)

  • Once your little dreamer is steady on their feet they are welcome at our messy play for toddlers sessions allowing freedom and autonomy in their choice of messy play.
  • We limit the group to 15 dreamers per session, allowing children the space to explore each activity at their own pace in a (relatively!) calm, relaxed environment, whilst encouraging interaction with their new friends.
  • Each week your dreamer can have fun with colours, water, sand and play-dough and explore themed gloops and goos.
  • At the end of each session we have space for you to clean you little dreamers – we ask that you please bring a towel and a spare change of clothes for your dreamer each week