These days there are a lot of different groups and classes you can take a baby or toddler to, so how do you decide which one is right for you? There are many different factors to consider such as the venue, resources used, the people attending and if you will feel welcome, as well as what you will
actually do there.
If you are considering trying out a Tots Play class you may have some of those same thoughts, so to help you get to know a bit more about us before you come along, here are 5 reasons why we believe we have something unique to offer and are passionate about the service we provide.
1. Tots Play is More than a Play Group
There is certainly a place for a “stay and play” group, where the mums are able to sit back and chat while the children independently play. Tots Play though is something entirely different. We provide structured classes, providing those that attend (mums, dads, grandparents or carers) with the
opportunity spend some focused time with their child doing a variety of different activities, which are not only lots of fun, but have many developmental benefits too.
You will learn valuable skills to help build the bond you have with your little one and embrace the precious time that they are a baby, crawler or toddler. The structure of the sessions, with both group activities and time for free play and exploration, means you can really make the most of every moment.
Sessions do include the opportunity to chat and make friends too, and many long term friendships are formed at Tots Play. Helping you feel comfortable, welcome and part of the group is a key element of our class leader’s role, so you don’t need to worry if you don’t know anyone before you come along.
2. It's Every Class You Need in One
At Tots Play we don’t just focus on one thing, as many classes do, but provide exciting opportunities to explore a wide variety of activities. You might want to try baby massage or a yoga class, perhaps you are interested in learning baby sign language or joining a sensory play group. Maybe a physical play group or a musical class is what you fancy. A Tots Play class incorporates all these things. So if you are unsure what class to take your baby to, or what you or they might enjoy, you can’t go wrong with Tots Play.
3. Everything Has a Purpose
A Tots Play class is all about having fun, making memories and sharing special time with your little one, but every element of the class, from the activities to the equipment to the music, is also chosen and structured for the developmental benefits it brings for your child.
As they play you little one will be learning about how their body works, exercising their brain, developing their senses, learning how to take turns and share, building their confidence and lots more, but all in a way that is appropriate to their age and stage of development. All our class leaders are fully trained to understand how each activity helps your child and to encourage everyone to get the most from each session at a level that is just right for them.
Although different every week, our classes follow the same structure each time, and getting to know that structure and the songs and activities we do regularly helps little learners feel confident to try all the new things we have in store. We love it when our Tots let us know what it’s time for next, just
how to pop those bubbles and save up their kisses for our mascot, Totsy monkey!
4. You Can Continue Your Play Times at Home
Tots Play is not just about the time you spend with us at class, we want to encourage and empower you to carry on your play times at home too. Spending focused time playing with your little one on a regular basis is what will really help accelerate their development and the fun you have together.
When you join classes you will either receive a course workbook (for our Baby Development course), or Welcome Booklet (if you are joining Discovery or Social or Action Tots), which explain more about the benefits of what we do and give you ideas to try at home.
To make it even easier for you to continue the fun at home we also offer online courses, activity guides and resources. These include some of the simple and inexpensive, but very effective equipment we use in class, such as scarves, foil blankets, beach balls, and light up toys, and are available either from your class leader or via our online store. You can also download music that we use in class from our website to encourage interaction and development, as well as some sing along fun!
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5. You Could Do It Too!
Tots Play is a growing brand and our franchisees are enjoying great success all around the country, but there are lots of places where we are not yet able to offer the Tots Play experience to families who would love to join in the fun!
If you are worried about leaving your little one to go back to work, looking for the opportunity to earn a good income, but also the flexibility you need to work around your family then running your own Tots Play business could be perfect for you. We provide an excellent low cost franchise package; with high quality training, a great support network and a fun and fulfilling role as part of your local community. If you are interested in finding out more, take a look at our franchise information page HERE and complete your details to receive out comprehensive franchise information pack.
Come and Join Us!
So if all that sounds like the kind of group you are looking for, for you and your little one, why not come and give Tots Play a try? You are sure of a warm welcome, and might just find much more besides. Find and book a class near you HERE. See you there!
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