CLASSES



Tiny Toes

Twinkly Toes

Funky Feet

Happy Hands Club recognises that from birth, children are learning; a child’s experience stimulates the brain to develop thousands of connections even in the first years of life. It is paramount therefore, that we make these learning experiences as enriching as possible in order to support development in those early years. At Happy Hands Club we appreciate and value the different stages of development and have designed our classes specifically for those stages. We also appreciate that all children develop at different rates and aim towards stage not age.


Happy Hands Club

Our interactive, fun-filled sessions offer a structured program, combining songs, drama, music and movement activities. The use of innovative props helps to stimulate the imagination and develop specific language, social and movement qualities. We also use a variety of music and musical instruments to develop rhythm and musicality. We value the importance of tradition and embrace the modern. We combine the two so the little ones get the best of both worlds.

The classes also give parent/carer and their little one precious quality time together along with an opportunity to meet others in a safe, friendly, relaxed and fun environment. Our ultimate aim is to bring people together to nurture key skills in a fun, magical and inspiring space.

Tiny Toes

‘Cots to Tots’

'Calming yet stimulating sessions for birth to sitting'

Babies are born with an innate, unconscious desire to talk and walk and they respond to sound and rhythm. Our Tiny Toes multi–sensory classes enhance their development through music and movement activities. They learn to wriggle, lift their heads, roll, rock and crawl while their senses are stimulated through action songs and exciting props (ribbons, scarves, puppets, soft toys, bubbles and more!). They explore sounds using specifically selected instruments. During these sessions mother and baby can enjoy a special time together, sharing gentle exercises involving swaying, rocking and moving to calming music and songs.

SKILLS GAINED

  • Physical Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Emotional Development
  • Basic Numeracy

Twinkly Toes

‘Movers to Groovers’

'Interactive sessions for children from standing to pre-school These sessions can alsobe adapted to meet the needs of most age groups so that siblings may attend the classes together'

Our Twinkly Toes sessions are designed for babies and toddlers who are ready to move around. We encourage the development of social and communication skills when responding to their names and following instructions. The activities are exciting, interactive and require the children to take turns. Counting rhymes and action songs enhance the development of speech and number concepts and we give them opportunities to explore sound using a wider variety of musical instruments. Listening skills are enhanced in our calming listening time before the session concludes with exciting parachute activities and bubbles.

SKILLS GAINED

  • Social Skills
  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills
  • Communication
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Recognition of Rhyme and Rhythm
  • Co-ordination
  • Creativity

Funky Feet

‘Movers to Groovers’

'More active classes for nursery to school age'

Our Funky Feet sessions are designed to be more active, concentrating on developing fine and gross motor skills and spatial awareness. The basic stepping patterns of hopping, skipping and jumping are introduced and the children learn about rhythm in more structured musical activities using a wide range of instruments. We continue to use exciting props and introduce new songs some of which require the children to respond imaginatively through movement and music. We introduce a variety of musical genres from classical to jazz in our listening time. Sessions conclude with exciting parachute games and bubbles.

SKILLS GAINED

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Co-ordination
  • Self- confidence
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Communication
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Numeracy
  • Social Skills
  • Creativity
  • Rhythm
  • Musicality