What is Babynastix?
At Babynastix, our aim is to help you, as a parent or caregiver to do the best for your baby. Our programme is a brand new adventure, filled with fun sensory games, movement, baby massage and many other activities. The Babynastix programme is designed and endorsed by an 0ccupational Therapist, Paediatrician and Early Childhood Developer.
By becoming a part of our programme, you’ve already made the decision to give your child the best developmental start possible. We’re here to ensure that your journey with us over the next few months is a fulfilling bonding experience between you and your baby – and of course, loads of fun too!
What to expect?
A trained and qualified instructor will guide and assist you and your baby through easy-to-follow routines. By continuing to expose baby to these routines, you have the assurance that your little one’s lifelong educational journey is being built on a firm Babynastix foundation.
All exercises focus on developing and stimulating baby’s senses, white developing physical, emotional, cognitive and language areas.
45 minutes (age dependant), including a warm-up to music, stretch and tone, and working with specialized, age-appropriate equipment.
We keep our classes “small and cosy”, ensuring personal attention for each participant to derive the maximum benefit. Each class is structured to run for 60 minutes, once per week, – 45 minutes for activities and 15 minutes for socialization. Our classes are designed according to age appropriate skills and milestones for 2 – 6, 6 – 9 and 9 – 12 months.
Our instructors work alongside the nursery staff in the classroom. Each class is structured to run for 30min once per week. Age appropriate skills and milestones activities are completed with the assistance of the nursery staff. Our session incorporates music, movement, strength and mobility, language development and much more.
If you are interested in hosting a Babynastix class at your home, please complete the contact form.
Why Babynastix is so important
Babies are learning from the moment they are born. They love to be held, touched and feel loved. Playing with your baby stimulates their senses, causing them to be more aware of the world around them. Playing with your baby stimulates their mental and physical development. When you play with your child, you stimulate them to learn, to talk and to walk. Studies suggest that babies who are stimulated reach developmental milestones and become independent earlier. They have keener senses, better muscle coordination and have a more secure self-image. On the other hand, babies who are not stimulated are found to grow up at a distinct disadvantage in their first grade in school. This disadvantage may linger for years. YOU ARE YOUR BABY’S BEST EDUCATIONAL TOY
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO STIMULATE MY BABY WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR?
In the first years of your baby’s life, the brain is busy building its wiring system. Activity in the brain creates tiny electrical connections called synapses. The amount of stimulation an infant receives directly affects how many synapses are formed. Repetitive and consistent stimulation strengthens these connections and makes them permanent. Those connections that don’t get used may be dropped away.
The early years are the “prime time” for a young developing brain. This intense period of brain growth and network building capacity happens only once in a lifetime. As caregivers and parents, we have this brief but unique opportunity to help encourage the formation of brain circuitry in our infants.
The foundational networking of the brain’s synapses is nearly complete after the rapid brain development of the first three years.
Interesting stimulation can enhance curiosity, attentiveness, concentration and love of learning in the growing infant and toddler.
Language stimulation is fundamental to all areas of cognitive development. Infants and children who are conversed with, read to, and otherwise engaged in lots of verbal interaction show more advanced linguistic skills than children who are not as verbally engaged by their caregivers.