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Reopening| Our Covid-19 Prevention Measures

Hello mama & papa bears We’re very excited to welcome your babies and toddlers back for more swimming and music fun. We want your child to have the most positive and fun experience. With Covid-19, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. Here are our Covid-19 prevention measures.   Cleaning and disinfection measures Bright and friendly facemasks are worn by all meeter greeters. Hand sanitisers/washing areas will be readily available.All areas/touch points of venues are cleaned regularly.Teaching equipment to be regularly disinfected in between classes.Buggies are not allowed inside venues to maintain floor hygiene.Dispose of any tissues, nappies or…

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Reopening| Our Covid-19 Prevention Measures

Hello mama & papa bears We’re very excited to welcome your babies and toddlers back for more swimming and music fun. We want your child to have the most positive and fun experience. With Covid-19, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. Here are our Covid-19 prevention measures.   Cleaning and disinfection measures Bright and friendly facemasks are worn by all meeter greeters. Hand sanitisers/washing areas will be readily available. All areas/touch points of venues are cleaned regularly. Teaching equipment to be regularly disinfected in between classes. Buggies are not allowed inside venues to maintain floor hygiene. Dispose of any tissues, nappies or other rubbish items in the bins provided.  Any items left behind will be disposed of by our team. Personal hygiene measures Wash/sanitize your hands upon arrival and when leaving your class. Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow or a tissue. Throw used…

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Top tips | Help your child stay engaged for online classes

Learning from home can be as fun as it is educational. There are so many online resources at your fingertips to help you keep your child entertained at home – from virtual story time, water play, arts & crafts and music classes. Most educational classes for young children are 30 mins long. It can be a challenge for parents to keep their baby, toddler or preschooler engaged throughout their online classes. Here are our top tips for parents navigating online learning with their children.   1. Good Use of Technology Set up your class in an area that has good internet connection. This is especially important if your child’s class is Live streamed.  We recommend using a device with a bigger screen – a computer or tablet is better than a mobile phone. If possible, watch the class through your tv.   It’s easier for younger children to focus on a…

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A guide to making musical instruments for kids at home

Babies, toddlers and big kids love to make music. Everyone is home at the moment and you might not have access to many instruments. Fear not, there are loads of household items you can quickly and easily make into instruments for children. In our short video below, Brian from Music Cubs will show you how to make musical instruments out of household items. 1. Egg Shaker These are used to keep the rhythm of a song during our Music Cubs classes. To make your own at home follow these steps: Grab any plastic cup with a lid. Sippy cups are great for the younger bear cubs as they can hold the handles to shake the cup Pour uncooked rice or pasta about a quarter way up the cup Put the lid on securely (you don’t want rice all over your floor) 2. Musical Sticks These are used to teach children…

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Introducing your baby to the water at home

Start your baby’s swimming journey at home, in the bath. Getting comfortable in the water at home, will help your child to grow a lifetime love of the water. Check out our top tips below for bathing your baby. Baby swimming is one of the most valuable activities. Not only does it encourage parent-baby bonding, but it’s also teaching your child a skill that could save their life one day. The benefits of baby swimming will last your baby a lifetime As well as teaching your baby a lifesaving skill, swimming has so many other benefits: Physical: Strengthens your baby’s heart & lungs Helps to build muscles and joints Improves balance & coordination Emotional: Beautiful bonding experience Skin to skin contact releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin Builds trust between you and your baby Grows their confidence Lastly, but most importantly, is the joy that swimming brings. Giving your child the…

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