Hi I’m Karen, I’ve over 20 years experience teaching in London, story telling and prop making. Combining all my favourite things has led me to develop my unique baby classes at Dinky Dot Discovery. As of the 5 th September I will be hosting our sessions on a Thursday at 11.30 at the fabulous Punk me Up!
As a teacher I know how important it is to create a relaxed free flow environment in the early years. This gives children the time and space to explore, imagine and understand more about the world they live in. At Dinky Dot Discovery we hope to share our ideas with our families so that they can enjoy the classes, but also take some top tips home to try out as well – learning is an ongoing process and I’m more than happy to support ��
So, if you like the idea of a flicking with little mops, tapping with chop sticks and generally having a good old rummage and letting your mind run free, then pop along every Thursday during term time at 11.30. Our basket themes change every 3-4 weeks. This gives the babies a chance to become familiar with.
I’m really looking forward to reaching out to new families in our patch of South East London. From humble beginnings running my classes from my front room with my baby in tow; I have been able to expand, and now run from venues in Forest Hill and Dulwich. Over the past few years I have worked closely with local events such as Sydenham garden and the Blythe Hill Festival. Here I have been able to offer purpose built sensory areas and family activities such as story massage – I love to get everyone involved!
At Dinky Dot Discovery we specialise in treasure baskets for babies 6-18 months and love to combine a few songs and a multi sensory massage into the mix. This makes our sessions a truly vibrant, interactive learning environment packed with items to stimulate inquisitive minds objects and explore their potential. Each week we add more items to the basket so that there is something new to discover as well as finding old favourites. Each theme comes with its own set of songs and multi sensory massage – so there is always something new for the adults to engage with too.
We suggest that you book as the class sizes are restricted in numbers due to the amount of equipment we need – however if there is space then drop ins are most welcome.