ClapHandies is for Mums and Dads who want to get the most out of their parenting experience, we have programmes from birth to 8 years, with over 25 venues across Dublin and Wicklow hopefully we have a venue near you.
Claphandies Baby Massage (from 6 weeks)
Baby massage is a wonderful experience shared between you and your baby. It provides numerous physical, psychological and emotional benefits for babies and the families who care for them. Joining a baby massage classes is a great way to spend quality time with your baby and to meet new mums.
The Baby Massage course is suitable for babies from 6 weeks to 9 months. The course run over four classes, held once a week in a warm, clean, comfortable space. Massage stokes are taught in stages over the weeks so baby becomes used to touch and you can practice at home and ask questions when you return to class the following week.
ClapHandies PlayLabs (0 to 3)
The PlayLabs provide age-appropriate stimulation and are divided into three age groups – Babies, Wobblers and Toddlers with each class providing age appropriate activities for the children within a tried and tested ClapHandies programme framework.
Each class is a structured hour (55 mins) that follows a familiar pattern with new and engaging core play activities weekly. This offers your little ones a consistent routine in which to explore the developmental yet fun activities, and gives the adult plenty of ideas to get you playing more at home.
- Babies – 6 weeks to crawling
- Wobblers – crawling to walking
- Toddlers – walking to 3 1/2 years
Babies PlayLabs begin with rhyme time, music and movement, each week we practice a new baby skill such as hand eye coordination, language and listening or gross motor skills, each activity will give you lots of ideas for playing at home, for the grownups we host a weekly discussion on topics such as teething, nutrition, childcare or safety during the discussion always have a treasure basket full of ‘distraction’ to keep the little ones busy, and bubbles to keep awe them! It’s a great opportunity to get some up to date advice from other parents at the same stage as you.
Wobblers PlayLabs begin with rhyme time, music and movement. Then it’s time for the weekly activity/theme, such as, ‘Play Ball Day’, ‘Play Shapes and Sorting Day’, ‘Play Tea Party Day’, ‘Box Play Day’ or ‘Music Day’ then we settle in for story time the PlayLab ends with bubbles, music and song. Each child receives their own set of play tools, there a book for each child giving them a better chance to concentrate and engage in the activities.
Toddler PlayLabs begin with rhyme time, music and movement. Then it’s time for the weekly activity/theme, such as ‘Play Shopping Day’, ‘Play Ball Day’, ‘Play baking Day’ or ‘Craft Day’ then we settle in for story time the PlayLab ends with bubbles, music and song. Each child receives their own set of play tools, there a book for each child giving them a better chance to concentrate and engage in the activities.
ClapHandies PlayFit (2 1/2 to 8)
PlayFit classes are designed to aid the development of fundamental movement skills (tumbling, running, hopping, leaping) and ball skills (bouncing, kicking, throwing, catching) while building self-confidence in a non-competitive, supportive environment.
Each class is a structured 50 mins that follows a familiar pattern each week. Our classes run weekly in the afternoons for four, eight week terms per year. So, if you want your child to:
- love sport
- get fit, be strong and confident
- learn to socialise in a respectful way
- sleep better,
- improve their brain power
Join us today!
ClapHandies First Aid (essential Training)
Having a new baby can be very daunting. There’s a sudden overwhelming sense of responsibility for your child’s life. When your baby starts to take their first steps your fear for their safety increases. What would you do if your baby were choking? What would you do if a toddler were drowning? What if your baby’s temperature spikes? What would you do if your child had a rash? What if… what if… all the what if’s can keep you up at night worrying. We all hope we will never encounter these situations but if you did you would be so much more prepared if you had recently taken a paediatric first aid course.
We look forward to welcoming you and your little one(s) to a ClapHandies class or course soon.