Moves and Mess
Moves and Mess is an exciting, fun class combining fun yoga movements, songs and creative messy play which all benefit your little one's mental and physical developments.
Messy play encourages your baby's physical and mental development, and this is a very social class where your baby can experience fun movements and new textures in a stimulating sensory environment.
Where and When?
Moves and Mess takes place on Friday mornings at St Paul's Church Hall in Heaton Moor. Close to the A6, Heaton Moor is conveniently located for Reddish, Denton, Didsbury, Chorlton, Dane Bank and all other areas within South Manchester, Stockport and Tameside. The church hall has free off-street parking available, plus kitchen facilities, comfortable seating/feeding areas and baby changing units, along with plenty of space for prams and car seats inside. Currently this class is not running due to Covid lockdown restrictions.
What Happens at Moves and Mess?
Each class will start with a group action song and some yoga-based stretches to warm up ready for our adventures, and then we'll move into the free-play messy exploration area. Each week the exploration area will have a variety of different activities, such as jelly, dress up and water trays, plus a paint activity or craft to take home as a keepsake. All the activities are designed with the Early Years Framework in mind to stimulate your baby's mental and physical development.
This is a fun and lively class, with plenty of time for you and your baby to explore together, as well as giving you the chance to meet other local parents and carers to chat with. You will need to bring a towel and a change of clothes for your baby, and don't wear anything too nice yourself as you might get splashed!
The weekly Moves and Mess class is suitable for babies 6-18 months. Weekend special sessions are suitable for 6-24 months.
Benefits of Messy Play
learning about cause and effect
spending special time with your baby
free play is essential for your child's learning process
mental health benefits for you both
make new friends with local parents
stimulating understanding of maths and science
encourages development in arts and crafts
unstructured sensory play enhances your baby's imagination
your baby can learn new skills such as mark-making