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"Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant; food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins."
~Frederick Leboyer

INFANT MASSAGE CLASS

Rub-a-dub-love!

Learn the art of nurturing touch that has physical, psychological, and developmental benefits. 

Enjoy this class with your baby! (not crawling yet) Learn how to massage your baby while your instructor demonstrates with her massage doll. You will learn the art of nurturing touch that has physical, psychological, and developmental benefits. During massage, the hormone Oxytocin (the happy hormone) is released. 

The class is run by Midge Cox who has been a CEIM (Certified Educator of Infant Massage) for 13 years. 

BENEFITS for the baby:

  • Improves digestion
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves cognitive development
  • Improves muscle tone and circulation
  • Boosts the immune system

BRING dad, grandparents, babysitter, nanny, etc. Extra dolls are provided.

This is an 8 Week Session

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"On the day that you were born the angels started singing and decided to make a dream come true."
–The Carpenters

BABY SING-ALONG CLASS

Come sing with your baby!

Bring grandmom too!  Do you have a friend, co-worker, or neighbor that has a baby about the same age as your baby? There is no singing ability necessary and Midge is not a professional singer!  As time allows, we will also do some baby social games, finger play songs, and simple nursery rhymes, etc.  Learn a few baby signs along the way too!

When you sing, endorphins (feel-good chemicals) are released into the brain.

When we listen to music, serotonin is released.  It is no coincidence that your baby calms when listening to you sing!  Singing soothes your nerves & elevates your spirit.  You both will feel CALM & ENERGIZED.

Here are six more reasons singing is good for you:

  •  Boosts your immune system.
  •  Releases stress.
  •  Benefits your heart.
  •  Increases your energy.
  •  Improves your memory.
  • Fosters clear thinking through breathing.

The class is run by Midge Cox, who has been working with babies and young children for many years and is an infant massage therapist. 

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“The only thing better than singing is more singing!”
– Ella Fitzgerald

Baby Music & Movement

Babies from 1 to 2 years of age!

COME AND SING WITH YOUR OLDER BABY and do some FUN movement activities just right for his or her age too! Your little one, who is getting bigger every day, will love everything about this class including socializing with other little ones!

This is an 8 Week Session

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

TODDLER MUSIC & MOVEMENT

For our 2-3 year olds!

Come and play with your child, learn some age-appropriate songs with FUN movement activities! At this age, children are in the sensorimotor stage of development and virtually all learning involves movement! So, let your child have FUN while increasing cognitive development, coordination, and confidence too!      

This is an 8 Week Session

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.”
– Diane Ackerman

TODDLER MESSY PLAY

LETS GET MESSY! (1-3 years old)

Just as birds need to fly and fish need to swim, toddlers need to move and touch.  Moving is learning…sign up for a messy play class and watch your child have fun while connecting neurons in the brain!  We all know about the 5 senses…. So, come in and see how fun and beneficial the hidden senses are!  

Benefits of multi-sensory play: 

  • promotes open-ended, creative play
  • improves overall sensory processing and regulation (learning what sensory input we need to learn and what we can ignore/filter out)
  • increases tolerance for foods via playful exploration of textures
  • builds nerve connections in the brain through variety of sensations
  • encourages language and social interaction
  • supports gross and fine motor skill development
  • can increase mindfulness and reduce anxiety

This is an 8 Week Session

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Stay Tuned!

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
–Margaret Fuller

BABIES & BOOKS!

(For the “older baby” 6 - 18 months)

Come to this class with your child and be exposed to the best books appropriate for your little one’s age!  All books will be brought to life with fun movement, music, and art activities!

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
~Dr Seuss

BOOK'S ALIVE - Bring Books to life!

LET'S READ AND PLAY!

Come to this class with your toddler and be exposed to the best books out there appropriate for your child’s age!  All books will be brought to life with fun movement, music, and art activities! This is a class you do not want to miss!
 
This class will be run by Midge Cox and Laura Hellwig, two mothers who spent many years running the Scholastic book Fairs at their children elementary school!
 
No purchase of books is required… This class is not being sponsored by any book company.

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"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."
~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

NEW MOMS GROUP

Come to this class with your baby to spend time with other moms who have babies. A different topic will be covered each week!

CLASS #1 SLEEP
CLASS #2 INTRO TO INFANT MASSAGE
CLASS #3 TUMMY TIME
CLASS #4 SMART BABY
CLASS #5 THE 4TH TRIMESTER
CLASS #6 TALKING BABY!
CLASS #7 INTRO MOM/BABY YOGA (with a certified yoga instructor)
CLASS #8 THE BEST BABY ITEMS 

The information on sleep with babies will be taken from several sources including techniques from the famous pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Learn about the tricks of the trade when it comes to new babies with 5 S’s of the 4th trimester. Hear about the techniques that can help new parents when it’s time to leave the hospital with your new little baby. The idea of tummy time will also be addressed and why it is so vital to your newborns continued physical development. Learn the best activities to get your baby comfortable with being on his tummy. All information shared will be reinforced with hand-outs to support each topic presented. A demonstration of massage will be given using a massage doll. We will go over what are the best oils to use, and the benefits of massaging your baby.
Learn what the best toys are and how you, as the parent, can have a huge affect on the growth of your baby’s brain. Learn what habits are proven to increase cognitive development and the latest research in how to help your child vocalize and talk as they grow. A demonstration of baby yoga will also be provided by a certified baby yoga instructor.

Stay Tuned!

"I can't be everywhere at once, so I made mothers."
– God

Just Breathe~MOM'S SUPPORT GROUP

This is a safe place to come and share your story and have your feelings affirmed and find support. After we give birth to our wonderful babies, don’t we all feel a little blue from time to time?

This session is no charge but we do ask that you register for head counts.

 

Please message us for dates and times

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”
– Kay Redfield Jamison

HAPPY BABY WORKSHOP

Making happy babies since 2019 🙂

The class is 2 hours in length and is taught by Midge Cox, who is a certified instructor.
This class provides participants with the necessary tools to calm a crying baby. Long periods of crying are associated with depression, difficulty breastfeeding, and stress in relationships.
 
Come receive step by step instruction and practice the 5 S’S to soothe crying so your baby-and you- can sleep longer. This is a class where Dads do especially well!
 
Participants may attend the class before delivery, or after, along with your baby of up to 12 weeks.
 
The HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK DVD and soothing sounds CD is included with the class. HELPFUL HANDOUTS ARE INCLUDED
 
Cost:

$75 per 2 hour session and includes 2 adults (parents, grandparents, babysitter, etc.)

 

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