Baby Bootcamp is a 2 hour infant (3 to 18 months) developmental program that covers social interaction, physical activity, cognitive learning and plenty of time for play!
The first year of a child’s life is one of the most important moments of our development. This is when we establish our cognitive, emotional, and physical foundations that will carry into our adulthood.
During this program our team of experts will help though the process of separation between parent and child creating a sense of autonomy and independence.
- Independence & autonomy. Building independence and autonomy allows your little one to create a sense of mastery over their body and their environment. Fostering independence supports critical thinking, encourages intrinsic motivation and inspires confidence.
- Motor skills. Fine and Gross motor skill development is important for a baby’s physical growth. Developing fine motor skills assist in building muscles that will be used for grabbing toys, using utensils and eventually holding a pencil. Developing gross motor skills will assist in building muscles that help with crawling, walking, head control, and balance.
- Language skills, communication and socialization. Language development during the first 12 months of a baby’s life is an imperative part of their development. During these critical months a baby learns how to communicate, express, and understand their feelings. During the program we introduce baby signs and gestures in conjunction with spoken words with the intention of creating richer communication. Baby signs also helps reduce frustration involved in trying to interpret the child’s pre-verbal needs.
- Sensory Stimulation. Infants and toddlers learn about the world around them and other skills through their senses. Sensory play develops and stimulates a baby’s sense of touch, hearing, smell, taste, and sight. It is a great way for babies to create, investigate, and explore the world around them. This type of development aids in enhancing memory functioning and allows babies to learn important sensory attributes such as hot, cold, wet, sticky, dry, etc.
30′ – Exploration: “Object of the day”. Each day, we’ll introduce a different learning material that encourages exploration and support the development and mastery of new skills. Balls, blocks, instruments, shape sorters, sensory bottles, books and more to stimulate your child’s learning.During this time, infants will discover new toys that foster the understanding of cause and effect.
30′ – Circle time! Time to focus on communication and socialization. Featuring songs and finger play through rhyme and repetition infants will have the opportunity to observe and interact with other infants in the environment. We’ll work on creative communication and self-expression by giving infants the tools necessary to communicate even before they can blurt out their first words.
20′ – Tummy Time! During tunny time, infants will learn to lift their heads, push up their bodies and, eventually, crawl and cruise. Infants are encouraged to reach, roll, and yes, even get on their tummies in a soothing and supportive environment.
20′ – Snack
20′ – Sensory Play. Time to get messy with fun and mostly edible materials such as ice, spaghetti, veggies or Jell-O. Infants will create their open ended master pieces while they learn about color, shape and textures among another things.
Goodbye and rest time or nap