WHAT WE DO
We encourage our children to explore the world around them through music, movement and song in a secure and exciting environment. Our interactive, fun-filled sessions offer a structured programme of developmental activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Our aim is to enhance the development of:
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Spatial awareness
- Social skills
- Musicality and rhythm
- Numeracy skills
- Speaking and listening
A typical class runs for approximately 50 minutes. Class sizes are limited to ensure that the Class Leader can establish a relationship with all class members.
Age ranges for our classes are only a guide, as all children develop at different rates. Your Class Leader will advise you of the most appropriate class for your child or children
In a typical session we sing nursery rhymes, counting rhymes and action songs, using a range of sensory props.
Our children are encouraged to explore sound using a variety of musical instruments, whilst our “quiet time” enhances listening skills, concentration and self-awareness.
Repetition is essential to young children’s learning, self-confidence and enjoyment. Therefore, we keep the class structures consistent but change themes regularly, to maintain enthusiasm and stimulate the imagination. We aim to create an informal and friendly atmosphere where the focus is on ‘fun’ for both infants and adults.
Who we are
Happy Hands was originally established in 2007 by Stephanie Perry and Jenny Cook. Stephanie is an English and Drama specialist who has always had a passion for music, drama and the creative arts. Jenny is a retired Early Years practitioner and a qualified dance teacher. Using their wealth of experience, this mother and daughter team devised a programme for parents to enjoy with their children, combining an explosion of music, movement, dance and drama.
Stephanie established her classes to enable her to continue working with two young children, while indulging her love of movement and music. Jenny was able to use her teaching experience to design a programme to develop skills in preparation for full time Early Years education.
The popularity and demand for extra classes resulted in the recruitment of franchisees to cover the local area. Happy Hands sessions are now available at various locations in South Wales and Bristol.
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