Belly Babies

 

Belly Babies is a fun, playful, active experience for baby and their parent.

The project supports babies with their parent during the baby’s first year and is currently happening in 2 locations in North Edinburgh. It is funded by the Big Lottery Communities and Families Fund.

FLY INTO A WORLD OF dance, music AND colour WITH BELLY BABIES… 

We have developed a dance class for mums and dads and their babies to enjoy together. Come and join us in an explosion of colour, sound and rhythm that stimulates your baby’s development. A great place to meet others, keep healthy and gain in confidence.

No dance experience necessary. Carers encouraged to get involved.

All group leaders are experienced dance teachers and/or dance movement therapists with specific skills in working with groups and with non-dancers, who understand the importance of encouraging positive attachment and bonding skills between parent and infant.

Each session will include:

  • Meet and greet
  • Introducing the theme of the week, health and social check-in with parents, getting ready (removing shoes, putting on slings etc)
  • Warm-up in circle to prepare participants for the class – mobilising, strengthening and stretching the body
  • Setting the theme using simple steps and movements in the circle – creative and action learning
  • Developing the theme, learning a simple fun choreography – practice and mastery builds self-esteem
  • ‘Circle time’ on Yoga mats, focussing on baby massage, baby dance, stretching and cool down

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO: 

Meet other new mums in your area?

Take part in a fun activity for you and your baby?

Improve the health and wellbeing of you and your baby?

Learn a new skill?

If so, come along to Belly Babies!

 

BELLY BABIES AUTUMN TERM IS RUNNING AT: 

Leith Community Centre, Newkirkgate Shopping centre, EH6 6AD 

Tuesdays at 10.30 am 8th Sept-15th Dec 2015 (NOT 13th Oct)

North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ

Wednesdays at 10.30am; 23rd Sept-18th Nov 2015 (NOT 14th Oct)

Drop-in for FREE or donations welcome – suitable for babies under 12 months 

 

Parents will:

1. feel more confident in playing safely and creatively with their babies

2. make new friends and grow in confidence as a new parent with local connections

Children will:

3. experience a fun and positive physical activity with their parent that engages the whole of them – body, heart and soul