'Track and Chat' toddler classes launch in Burnham-On-Sea area
brand new type of toddler class has been launched in the Burnham-On-Sea
area this autumn.
and Chat' has been set up and designed by Katie Grant, a local mother
and primary school teacher with over ten years of teaching experience.
classes provide train-centred imaginative play sessions that are
designed to promote early speaking and listening skills while encouraging
and supporting parent/child interactions. Each week has a different
told Burnham-on-Sea.com: "I love seeing the children animated
and chatty during our guided time and watching the children and
their parents enjoy some quality interaction time."
a teacher and a mother, I wanted to support children and parents
develop their pre-literacy skills."
and listening skills such as listening, expressive language, eye
contact, responding and speaking in sentences are key to developing
further in all areas of learning."
cover these skills through stories, rhymes, songs and playing with
our massive train track."
added that sessions are fast-paced, fun for all and suitable for
all young children.
are aimed at 2-4 year olds, from those with limited communication
skills to mini chatterboxes," she says.
currently run on a Thursday afternoon in Brent Knoll from 1pm until
2pm and are planning on running extra classes in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge in the New Year."
will be running a 'Grandparents special' soon as we understand that
more and more grandparents are providing child care for working