Classes 0 – 2 years
Baby Bumpkin yoga activity classes are a gentle, relaxed activity that focus on the wellbeing of you and your baby.
You’ll learn techniques to relax your baby, stretch their bodies, improve their digestion and stimulate their minds!
We use magical storytelling, original music and interesting props, alongside adapted yoga moves for both mum and baby. Not only is it fun, it’s also great for your baby’s development.
All classes stimulate your baby’s senses (to encourage early sensory processing skills), nurture their early communication and social skills and offer a lovely bonding experience for you both.
For tiny babies (6 weeks until crawling) classes include stretches for both mum and baby and lots of creative techniques and ideas for playing with your baby at home. We use music and fun, multi-sensory props to bring the unique stories to life.
The classes can also help aid digestion and other physical issues.
For Explorers (crawlers up to 2), we tell the same story, with poses and activities suitable for toddlers.
Every session ends with relaxation for child and carer.
About the classes
During the sessions we focus on:
- Physical Development: Tummy time, side lying, sitting and standing postures as appropriate for your baby.
- Early fine motor skills: Whatever stage your baby has reached, the movements and props help to encourage hand and finger movements which are the basis for more complex skills.
- Emotional Development: Throughout the class the babies are encouraged to respond to each other. Massage and relaxation help to calm, and promote a healthy sleep / waking cycle for your baby.
- Cognitive Development: Emerging language skills are nurtured through movement, exploration of sensory props and gestures.
But most of all it’s about having fun with your baby.
Classes are held in pre-schools, nurseries, and private classes and sometimes in people’s homes. Baby Bumpkin is a very relaxed, informal way to have fun with your baby, whilst at the same time really helping with their physical and emotional development.
All our Baby Bumpkin teachers are fully qualified and CACHE accredited.
Meadows CC Maidstone. Feedback from Baby Bumpkin sessions, Feb 2012
100% of parents felt their baby enjoyed the Baby Bumpkin classes
100% of parents found the instructions given in the Baby Bumpkin class clear and easy to follow
89% of parents said the Baby Bumpkin classes have given them activity ideas for playing with their baby
88% of parents said they had used the relaxation techniques taught in the class with my baby at home
78 % of parents felt The Baby Bumpkin classes had increased their confidence to play with their baby on the floor at home
62 % of parents said they felt more confident to ‘talk and communicate’ with their baby since attending the Baby Bumpkin classes
55% of parents felt they were more aware of their baby’s physical skills since attending the Baby Bumpkin classes
55% of parents felt they had more confidence on how to lift and hold their baby toprotect their own back andencourage their babies’ development
30% of parents felt there was an improvement in their baby’s sleeping patterns since attending the Baby Bumpkin classes