Baby Sensory Waitakere NZ


Tania's Baby Sensory classes run in Henderson, Te Atatu Peninsula and Hobsonville.

The magic of Baby Sensory touches babies and adults all over the world. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience with your baby, you won’t go far wrong with Baby Sensory! The joy and sense of awe that arises from seeing your baby learn and develop is amazing.

At Baby Sensory, we believe the first year of a baby's life is vital for the development of all the senses. A baby's brain doubles in size during their first year and it never grows that fast again. This means their first year is perfect for introducing a huge range of different smells, sounds, sights, textures and even safe objects to taste.

Because every class is different for an entire year, you can start at any stage during the term (provided there are spaces). The classes are 1 hour long and the first part is 'mat time' where we introduce a range of 'developmental' activities for the babies which usually include some baby sign language, lots of instruments and props such as feathers, scarves etc. We also give lots of knowledge around different stages of baby development, ways to play with babies at home and which games/songs they like at different ages.

The 2nd part of class is a 15-minute 'Exploratory play' time, which is for 10-15 minutes and involves you and your baby playing in our play area with all the different toys. It also gives you a chance to meet and mix with other parents and caregivers or feed/change baby if you need to. Our final part of class is back to the mat for 'sensory' activities such as waving a large parachute or balloons, bubbles, silks etc.…

It's a lovely class for babies under 13 months as sometimes (particularly for 1st time parents) it is hard to know what to do with your baby, especially at the stage when they are not very interactive. I give loads of ideas for playing at home and lots of homemade toys as well.