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

((BOUNCE)): LA Combat, Easton Road
((BOUNCE)) is a mini-trampoline fitness class that you can bring your children and babies to, and children ages 8+ can be booked on, so you can get your workout in without worrying about childcare! ((BOUNCE))™ makes exercise fun with choreographed dance routines; the first 40 minutes consists of intervals of cardio, and the last 20 minutes is used for toning various muscle groups.

The trampolines improve weight loss 3 times quicker than floor based workouts due to opposing gravity and added g-force, whilst also absorbing 87% of impact on joints. Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities.

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
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TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

Time For Tots: St George Community Centre
A fantastic volunteer-run Toddler group. Come and join us every Wednesday during school term time, there is singing, lots of toys, a great crafts corner, games, healthy snacks for the little ones and not so healthy for the carers!

  • 9.30-11.30am
  • £1.75 per session with one child, 75p for additional children
  • St George community Centre, 321 Church Rd, St George, BS5 8AA
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THURSDAY

Swaddling to Toddling: Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, St George
New and effective antenatal classes focusing on labour and baby care, so you can not only survive but thrive in that first year. Swaddling To Toddling gives you the confidence to look forward to and enjoy your baby.

Over the 6 welcoming and relaxed sessions you will learn about:
Labour and preparation for baby – Be prepared for a peaceful and happy birth
Parenting, changes and goals – Understand your new role and relationships
Feeding baby – Learn about breastfeeding, formula, winding, problems and solutions
Successful sleep – Practice assisting baby to sleep, using routines and sleep safety
Nappies – Discover what the poo looks like, how much wee to expect and try cloth nappies.
Hygiene – Try topping, tailing and bathing baby. Understand vaccinations and behaviour.
…and lots more.

Collect and explore the information packs to guide you through the first year and onwards. Use the online access to the Baby-Care E-book to review anything you need. 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 (refreshments included).

After your birth we support couples through the first year and we take any emails referring to content covered in the class. No query is too small.

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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((BOUNCE)): LA Combat, Easton Road
((BOUNCE)) is a mini-trampoline fitness class that you can bring your children and babies to, and children ages 8+ can be booked on, so you can get your workout in without worrying about childcare! ((BOUNCE))™ makes exercise fun with choreographed dance routines; the first 40 minutes consists of intervals of cardio, and the last 20 minutes is used for toning various muscle groups.

The trampolines improve weight loss 3 times quicker than floor based workouts due to opposing gravity and added g-force, whilst also absorbing 87% of impact on joints. Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities.

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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SATURDAY

((BOUNCE)): LA Combat, Easton Road
((BOUNCE)) is a mini-trampoline fitness class that you can bring your children and babies to, and children ages 8+ can be booked on, so you can get your workout in without worrying about childcare! ((BOUNCE))™ makes exercise fun with choreographed dance routines; the first 40 minutes consists of intervals of cardio, and the last 20 minutes is used for toning various muscle groups.

The trampolines improve weight loss 3 times quicker than floor based workouts due to opposing gravity and added g-force, whilst also absorbing 87% of impact on joints. Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Debutots Drama, Storytelling & Play: Born In Bristol, The Baby Hub
Debutots interactive drama, storytelling and play sessions introduce 0-4 year olds to a magical world of wonderful characters and beautiful music and also improves communication, language and listening skills, and confidence.

Classes are led by Geri Mckenna who has been formally trained in drama. There are two Debutots sessions at Totterdown Baptist Church on Tuesdays according to age. Term-time only.

  • 10.30-11.30am Family Story Play (6mths-4yrs)
  • Born In Bristol, The Baby Hub, Church Road, BS5 9HG
  • To book your child please email Geri on 0117 3257801 or geri@debutots.co.uk
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