I’ll admit, when I first booked sensory classes for me and little man, it was more for me than him. I needed some adult interaction during the day, to talk to people going through the same things I was and to get out of the house – I was going stir crazy!
But we’ve both got more out of these classes than I could have imagined.
We joined Story Stars when little man was 10 weeks old. It’s a 45 minute class run by two mums with experience of primary school teaching.
For the first 10 minutes everyone reads along with a book (and props, of course) – and there’s a different book each week. Then there’s 30 minutes play time (messy play, or lights, textures and food items to explore), followed by 5 minutes of a goodbye song and bubble machine.
And what’s more, it’s given me loads more inspiration of things I can do with him at home to build his senses and entertain him.
The classes run for babies up to 18 months, and I can see us attending until then. He’s entirely entertained every week, but there’s also so much that he isn’t able to join in with yet – whether that’s understanding the plot of the book or being big enough for the ball pit.