Mini Explorers - Baby & Toddler Group

The weekly group was set up in 2016 by TheVERYidea artist, Barbara. It offers multi-sensory creative environments for early years children to play and explore and follow their own interests. It's for children aged 3 months to 3 years, supervised by parents and carers and is all about child-led exploration. Each week features a different stimulating learning environment with messy play and creative opportunities. The group is based in the village hall in Wolvey where a pop-up space is created each week - transforming a meeting room to an exciting, intimate space where children can feel secure and build confidence as they try new experiences, alongside other families. There are lots of open-ended resources to be brought to life with children's ideas and many mark-making opportunities that children can freely explore.

Parent comment:

"These sessions are unlike any other group I’ve been to  ... I would highly recommend them."

set up 2
early marks
confident explorers
baked beans
orange squeezing
oranges and lemons
wood shavings
water play
rice krispies
rice krispies 2
moving sand
filling with green sand
sharing experiences
first experiences
exploring paint
set up
mark-making with flour
marks in corflour
paint and jelly
first experiences 2
cornflour 2
lux soap flakes
blue noodles
noodle play
environment 2
corflour and jelly
water play with underwater torches