Category: Children's Activity Playcentres
Address: Market street, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9EL
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Mini Yoga ( Baby Yoga )
"The experience of movement combined with touch is possibly the richest stimulation we can offer babies from birth. In yoga, this stimulation occurs through the mutual involvement of parent and baby, at a pace at which the baby can absorb and integrate it. As yoga postures induce deep relaxation in adults, so in babies they bring about a state of great contentment and promote peaceful deep sleep."
- Francoise Barbira Freedman, Founder of Birthlight
Benefits can include:
In one short 30 mins session your baby is given as much physical activity as they would receive if you handled and carried them all day.
Increased activity helps your baby sleep more deeply and help settle their behaviour.
Provides a daily routine of fun activity through which you can engage and play with your baby from birth.
All your baby's systems are stimulated including the digestive and nervous systems
Stimulates baby's awareness of their environment, increasing their curiosity and inquisitiveness of their surroundings
Develops balance, co-ordination and control.
Helps you and your baby get to know each other, enhancing communication
Through the high quality of attention the baby receives thebaby leans to interact, socialise and actively play with other
The deep relaxation that is part of yoga helps parents cope with the stresses of early parenting
Baby yoga will give both you and your baby an immediate sense of well being and is a mutual process with a great deal of non-verbal communication.
Mini Groovers & Movers
Mini Groovers & Mini Movers
An entertaining movement to music class for both babies and parents promoting positive touch, developmental play and overall - having fun together.
Research shows that movement and music helps develop children's co-ordination, emotional, social and mental development and promotes creativity. Mini Groovers & Mini Movers encourages children to use their senses through singing, playing simple games and doing exercises in time to the rhythm of songs.
Classes give parents the opportunity to support their infants cognitive, emotional, social, language and physical development.
Building self esteem
Boosting language skills
Increased balance and co-ordination
Making new friends!
Mini Massage ( Baby Massage )
The quality of the closeness between parent and baby has been proven to have lifelong benefits.
Infant Massage provides benefits for both the baby and the parent and is wonderful way to enhance the unique relationship you have with your child. Evidence shows that loving nurturing contact between care givers and infants has a significant impact on their physical, emotional and mental development.
Infant Massage includes all the elements of attachment, including eye contact, smiling, soothing sounds, touch, smell and interaction.
Benefits can include:
For your baby...
Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
Establishing attachment - important for their long term emotional health
Increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep
Reduced crying and emotional distress
Stimulation of baby's circulation, digestion, nervous and lymphatic systems
Development of body awareness and coordination
Increased recognition of facial & emotional expressions which supports development of social skills
Relief from wind, colic and constipation
Feeling closer to your baby
Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby's behaviour, crying and body language
Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
Providing an enjoyable opportunity for you to spend one-to-one time with your baby
Increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
Reducing post-natal depression.
Mini Sign Language ( Baby Sign )
Babies understand so much before they can talk and desperately want to communicate From as early as 6 to 9 months old, babies can begin to tell you what they want and how they feel.
Signing with your baby will develop their natural desire to communicate.
One of the questions that I am asked most often is 'Why should I sign with my baby?' The best thing I can do is share my own experience of using sign language with my children.
I started using signs with my first child when she was around 8 months old, at around 11 months old she did her first sign back to me - Milk. I can not describe the joy and excitement I felt (and exhbited by jumping up and down, clapping and squealing!) at my little girl being able to tell me what she wanted. The other signs such as eat, drink, more, all gone soon followed, and before we knew it her vocabulary of signs was amazing.
But - probably the most compelling reason I can give, is a little later in to our signing journey I taught her the sign for help. I feel this sign alone had the most significant impact on our ability to communicate with each other. Gone were the tantrums when she couldn't reach something, climb on something, or do something for herself, as rather than scream and shout, she would simply turn to me and sign help. It was wonderful, a breakthrough time and made her toddler time a much more pleasurable experience for us both.
Communicating using basic sign language with your baby can help you understand their thoughts and needs long before they have developed the ability to speak verbally. This can help reduce tantrums and ease frustrations for both babies and parents.
Using signs together with spoken language establishes two way communication and enhances their early language development. Additionally signing and the early introduction to music have both been linked to greater interest in books and improved reading ability.
Mini Gym ( Crawling & Toddler Development )
An apparatus based class, building on little ones desire to crawl over, under, in and out, bounce, roll and spin. Using soft play equipment, sensory apparatus, balls, bean bags, ribbon, tapping sticks and much more.
Provides a gentle and fun approach to physical activity
Gym based activities to enhance muscle development, helping learn to sit, crawl, stand and walk unaided.
Develops confidence and independence
A safe environment for babies to explore, stimulate senses whilst they learn and develop through play
Mini Fit ( Pre School Multi Sport )
MINI FIT is a fun and energetic 10 week programme. Introducing children to the world of sport and fitness. Increasing flexibility, strength, endurance and confidence.
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) offers these activity guidelines for infants, todlers and preschoolers:
Age Minimum Daily Activity Comments
Infant No specific requirement Physical activity should encourage motor development
Toddler 1 1/2 Hours 30 minutes planned physical activity and 60 minutes unstructured physical play (free play)
Pre-school 2 Hours 60 minutes planned physical activity and 60 minutes unstructured physical play (free play)
•MINI FIT increases balance, strength, endurance, body managemewnt and confidence
•MINI FIT enhances co-ordination
•MINI FIT releases energy not only physically but also mentally, challenging the mind which improves concentration, motivation, learning and well being
•MINI FIT supports muscle and bone development
•MINI FIT children also learn social skills as the co-operate and show consideration for each other
•Children who are physically fit sleep better
Testimonials are curated by Mini Me Time Bradford & South Leeds and are not independently reviewed or verified.
"Me & evie have always had a lovely time at massage, yoga, sign & sensory social now ava has arrived & we went to the sing & social this morning - another fab class run by minime time & its great for both my girls & lovely to see the ladies & babies evie has grown with! Cant wait to start new classes with ava xx"
Evie & Ava's mummy on 10 September 2015
"I have been taking my son Matthew to Natalie's classes since he was only a few months old. Matthew has loved all the different classes and so have I!! Natalie also did Matthews and his friends joint birthday party entertainment that was just fantastic. Natalie is very friendly and makes everyone feel so welcome to all of her classes."
Matthew's mummy on 6 July 2015
"Me n Lola attended baby massage and baby yoga and both of us really enjoyed it! Not only was the benefits good for Lola ie constipation relief but it was also a great time to bond! The classes were very friendly, fun and very well organised! Definately recommend to others!
The launch party was also great fun for myself, Lola and Finley ! Finley didn't want to go so again would highly recommend"
Finleys & Lola's mummy on 1 June 2015
Monday to Sunday
10:00 to 15:00