ways that parents and carers can further respond to and creatively
engage with pre-walking babies up to approx.12 months old.
Babystages by Imaginary
Leaps is a series of one-hour sessions on being creatively
engaged with your child.
ways that parents and carers can communicate with and creatively
engage with babies.
to the baby’s physical and developmental needs as well as their
using very simple materials and props, parents and carers find
the whole range of response during open play.
Each session consists
of three areas:
listening and responding Starting with simple echoing
and copying the child, parents and carers explore building levels
and rhythms of response. Changes in rhythm, setting up patterns,
stopping and preparing to start (anticipation) are all essential
elements of this activity.
with fabric, buckets, percussion Using very simple materials,
parents and carers learn to use the whole range of communication
during play. Responding to the child’s physical and developmental
needs as well as their emotional state, learn how to engage
body, voice and emotional response to improve creative play.
and carers develop different ways of
This is in order to
build patterns of play, learning how to establish a pattern,
and when it is good to change the pattern.
carers learn how to engage their body, voice and emotional response
to further improve their communication and provide creative
intelligent play with their baby. This non-verbal language ability
is a vital part of communication and provides confidence to
maintain the interactions at home and in the EY setting
Babystages™ is about creating
a safe, inviting environment with resources suitable for pre mobile
babies. We provide a large soft fabric rug, atmospheric calm music
on CD, lavender aromatherapy oil, teddy bear and different sized
buckets of cloths with different colours and textures for experiential
play. These open play resources are used to promote quality and
inclusion, and can be used to continue babies diverse sensory
learning at home.
Babystages™ kits including
all of the above can be purchased from Imaginary leaps.
Professional Creative Training
sessions for 'Babystages™' learning and development are
of us have loved every session. Not talking
yet but seems to really enjoy it. Have noticed him becoming more
confident at each session."