Young Ballymun

Sensory Playtime Group

Parents have said:

Parent liked “The easy-going nature and relaxed atmosphere, yet very informative and supportive for the parent and fun for the babies”
“She loved every class. Was brilliant. Wish went on for longer”
“I think he would say how much fun he had in his first play group and how he also loved seeing all the other babies”

For who?

Parents and caregivers and their babies who are 6-12months old living in the local area.
Access via self-referral or from any local service

What can I expect?

Weekly class for 6 weeks in a community venue for 1.5hoursEnjoy sensory experiences and play with your baby.
Learn about what your baby telling you through their senses and behaviour.
Meet other parents and babies.

There are regular events in each session;

• Welcome song to signal the start of the group for babies
• Different sensory themes is introduced each week with opportunities to observe your baby and learn about how their sensory experiences supports brain development.
• Baby and parents given time to try out different play items connected to this theme. Facilitator moves around the group to support playful interactions between parents and babies, exploring babies sensory preferences.
• Songs and Story time to signal end of playtime.
• Tea/Coffee and chats for parents.

Why do we do it?

Babies explore and make sense of the world around them through rich sensory experiences. These experiences happen in the relationship and interaction with their parent or caregiver. Research shows that sensory experiences support babies within their relationships with parents/caregivers and supports brain development. We recognize parents as the experts on their own child. We aim to support sensory and playful interactions and experiences between parents and their babies.

Find out more:

Contact Laura Kearney on 087694024 –