Baby & Toddler Timetable: BS5

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A list of weekly term-time activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in BS5, covering the areas of Easton, St George, Barton Hill and Whitehall.

Please contact groups prior to arriving to ensure they are running on that day.

MONDAY

Baby Bounce & Rhyme: Juntion 3 Library, Easton
Come along to a Baby Bounce & Rhyme session with your baby to share your favourite nursery rhymes. Sessions last around 30 minutes and are a great place to develop early language skills as well as meet others. Older siblings welcome.

  • 2.15-2.40pm
  • FREE
  • Baptist Mills Court, Easton, BS5 0FJ
  • Contact: 0117 9223001
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Pre-school Children’s Storytime: Juntion 3 Library, Easton
A fun session for toddlers from around 18 months. Stories, rhymes and simple craft or colouring activities.

  • 2.45 – 3.15pm
  • FREE
  • Baptist Mills Court, Easton, BS5 0FJ
  • Contact: 0117 9223001
  • More details

TUESDAY

The Limes Stay & Play: St George Community Centre
Free play and learn session for babies and toddlers run by The Limes Children’s Centre.

  • 9.30 – 11am
  • St George Community Centre, opposite Seneca Street, off Church Road, St George BS5 8AA

Baby Bounce, Rhyme and Story: St George Library
Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers. Term-time only, drop-in, no need to book.

THURSDAY

Swaddling to Toddling: Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, St George
Welcoming and relaxed antenatal classes focusing on labour and baby care. Giving you the confidence to look forward to and enjoy your baby. Sessions will cover feeding, dressing, nappy changing, winding, sleep, teeth, hygiene, possible routines and much more.

Collect and explore information packs to guide you through the first year and onwards. Practice key skills on realistic dolls and discuss a range of theories so you can decide how you manage your journey with your baby.

Meet other couples in your local area and enjoy the social time at the end of each session (refreshments included).

Sing and Sign: St Aidan’s Church, St George
Sing and Sing are music classes but with a BIG difference.  With your participation and commitment, Sing and Sign can teach your family how to communicate before baby can talk.  Through music and singing, you learn the signs while baby enjoys the songs, instruments and props.  Classes are good fun and relaxed but with a strong emphasis on learning.

A Sing and Sign course runs for 10 weeks and each class lasts about 35-45 minutes.  In those 10 sessions, you can learn well over 100 signs.  Some signs are relevant to baby’s routine (milk, eat, change nappy); some are signs for things that babies are interested in (park, duck, train).  Bristol families say over and over again how much they enjoy Sing and Sign classes and how beneficial signing has been for them.

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Pre-school Children’s Storytime: St George’s Library
Songs and stories for pre-schoolers. Term-time only.

Chelsea Tots: Chelsea Christian Centre, Easton
A safe, relaxed atmosphere for 0 – 4s and their parents/carers where children can learn and play together whilst parents and carers can have a chat. Large variety of toys, books and puzzles, plus frequent craft activities, too. Nursery rhymes and action songs and a bible story. Drink and snack provided. This is a popular group so please contact group prior to visiting to ensure spaces available.

FRIDAY

Babel Babies: Easton Community Centre
Award-winning multilingual music and movement sessions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with songs and stories in different languages from around the world – no prior knowledge of the languages required!

There are two age groups: Babies (up to walking) and Bambinos (toddlers and preschoolers, and any younger siblings). Both groups learn songs with signs to aid early communication, songs with instruments, songs with movement, and soothing lullabies in a fun, interactive musical session that will give you and your little ones plenty to talk about when you get home. Parents often head for coffee afterwards and keep the conversation going.

The sessions are a great way to discover the joy of learning another language while your toddler is doing the same, or learn with your kids as they start to use a foreign language at primary school. They are also perfect for parents who’d like to meet other families bringing up children with more than one language.

Babel Babies sessions run in 5-week courses where you will learn about 8 songs in a variety of languages from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Norwegian, Russian and Welsh. Every child receives a watercolour-illustrated Babel Journal where you collect stickers and surprises every week to keep track of your adventures with languages. A course is £32.50 for one child, and just £10 per additional sibling.

  • Easton Community Centre
  • 10am: Bambinos
  • 10.45am: Babies
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Twins and More: St George Community Centre
Baby area with soft toys and play gyms as well as a huge array of toddler toys, plus arts and crafts. Every week there is a different craft activity for the toddlers and older ones. The children have a drink and toast mid-morning while the parents enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

Every session ends with the children’s favourite sing-songs. A friendly bunch who are always happy to share advice and experiences. Expectant families are welcome too.

Twins and More meets all year round.

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • £2 per family (first session free)
  • Contact Anne: 07341 835 095