At Crêchendo Playgyms in London, the 45-minute class starts off with everyone gathered in a circle to sing and do the actions to renditions of popular songs and nursery rhymes. You and your child then move onto the play equipment where your baby can practice skills such as climbing up ladders and through tunnels, kicking and throwing balls and negotiating various obstacles. Finally, its time for a skit – my favourite part of the class!
The very friendly staff members, who have backgrounds in either teaching, childcare, sports or drama, dress up and put on a lively skit. These generally involve a goofy character that wakes up each morning and sets off on a wild adventure! Highly entertaining for both mum and baby! The classes are run in 10 different centres across London.
Address: 6 Grange Mills, Weir Rd, London, SW12 1
Telephone: 020 8772 8120
Address: Bluebird Park, Bromsgrove Rd, Hunnington, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 OTT
Telephone: 44 (0) 121 585 7003
Web Address: www.tumbletots.com
(Go to the website to find a class near you).