Our Baby Explorer sessions at Manchester Museum are designed to engage babies (who are not yet walking) and their parents and carers using our unique spaces and collections. It’s a great opportunity for babies and parents to meet and make new friends and to experience something new. At the beginning of the session we offer interactive storytelling based on the themes of our collections (animals in woodlands, meadows and under the sea!) devised especially for babies, using sensory props, hand puppets music, song and bubbles! Babies and parents also have opportunity to explore the collections using real objects and a range of sensory resources which mirror our collections in form, texture, colour and sound.
Some comments from our parents….
‘A wonderful adventurous environment ‘
‘I love bringing my baby to the play sessions and have got lots of tips and ideas for playing at home with her’
‘Wonderful! A fantastic mix of story, sensory, sounds and interesting things to touch and see. My baby was enthralled!’
Our sessions are held every other Tuesday @ 10.30am, 12.30 and 1.30pm and last for 45 minutes.
We will be inviting parents to come to a special session of Baby Explorers at our Babies in Museums workshop on 18th March. Take a look at our Culturebabies blog and check out our film to see Baby Explorers in action….