Educational Activity Classes
Jabberjacks pre-school activity classes are not only fun but also educational as they're designed around the Early Years Foundation Stage learning and development principles to develop the social and physical skills of children aged between 6 months and 4 years old. By using a unique combination of puppets and traditional music, against a backdrop of drama and play, Jabberjacks makes sure that all activities delivered in their pre-school activity classes are both stimulating and interactive.
Educational activity classes for babies from 6 months, toddlers and pre-school aged boys and girls
Our educational activity classes offer a unique opportunity to spend quality time with your child
Jabberjacks pre-school activity classes are delivered weekly, during term time, at venues that are local to you. Aimed at pre-school aged children, they are educationally focused and crafted to develop the physical and social skills of your child, encouraging your son or daughter’s imagination to flourish through storytelling and role play.
How can Jabberjacks educational activity classes benefit my child?
Whilst your child has fun enjoying the puppets, parachute, teddies, musical instruments
and so much more, without realising it they also:-
- Develop positive social interaction with children and adults
- Increase their general knowledge of the world we live in
- Engage their senses and gross motor skills using puppets and props
- Learn about caring and sharing with our unique "sharing time"
- Grow in confidence as they learn the Jabberjacks songs and traditions
- Improve their concentration and listening skills as they communicate with our colourful characters
This is all achieved through Jabberjacks interactive and tactile activities as well as a host of unique and sensory props and accessories.
How can Jabberjacks educational activity classes help me?
For grown-ups, our educational activity classes encourage ideas and inspiration and provide that rare occasion for quality time with your child. It also provides you with the chance to meet other parents/grandparents/guardians/carers providing new social opportunities. The other great thing about Jabberjacks is that most of our activities can be extended to the home so the fun carries on even when they are not at our activity classes.
What happens at a Jabberjacks educational activity class?
Every session starts with our own “Hello Song” and ends with our “Goodbye Song” which the children learn through visiting the class every week.
All of the activities are hidden in the Jabberjacks treasure box and this is opened throughout the session by singing the ‘Jabberjacks song’ and actions. The content of the box is different every week keeping the little one’s enchanted and stimulated.
The sessions themselves follow a regular pattern with structured routines to create familiarity through repetition, although the actual puppets and props used vary weekly to maintain the child’s attention. Sessions are bright and colourful and include appropriated time for concentration, interaction and physical play.
So...find your nearest Jabberjacks pre-school activity class and be amazed as little ones discover puppets, teddies, music, stars, drama, shapes, colours, textures, sound, song and more, all hidden in the Jabberjacks Treasure box!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a Jabberjacks educational activity class last?
A typical activity class will run for 45 minutes. However, local times may vary, particularly where a class has been specifically aimed towards a younger group of toddlers. Our activity classes are also delivered into nurseries and surestart centres to support the nursery with EYFS development.
Are parents expected to stay?
Jabberjacks encourages interactive play between the child and parent/grandparents/guardian/carer and in our experience this is vital for your child's complete enjoyment and development. We commit to guiding parents/grandparents/guardians/carers through the activities to enable them to support and encourage their child during the sessions and where possible, we love to let the grown-ups have a prop too so that they can join in the fun.
Is it really possible to hold the attention of children at such a young age?
With over 10 years experience of delivering Jabberjacks classes, our style of interactive play alongside varied stimulating activities, introduced every few minutes, more than holds their attention. The children are eager to know what's in the Jabberjacks Treasure Box and by settling them down to sing the “Jabberjacks song” they soon learn that the box will open.
My child is very shy. Will the class be too much?
Jabberjacks activity classes promote a safe and friendly environment. All our class leaders are fully trained and very experienced in judging what individual children are able to cope with. Our aim is to keep the number of children attending our classes to a maximum of 15 to ensure a calm and friendly atmosphere.
What if I have more than one child and they are different ages?
Our aim is to make your life easier. We appreciate that when you have more than one child it is difficult to juggle activities, to suit each child's need. This is why we are flexible and tailor the activities within each session to accommodate all ages. For your benefit, we are generally able to offer discounts on the cost of more than one child from the same family and for childminders too, making it even easier to enjoy some family fun.
Can I come and try a session first?
You and your child are more than welcome to come along to a class on a ‘drop in’ basis. Some classes may offer this as a trial session, others do run ‘drop-in’ classes with special offers to sign up for the term.
How much do Jabberjacks educational activity classes cost?
Jabberjacks activity classes off great value either on a drop-in basis or per term. Please contact your local Franchise for details on pricing and availability or check out Our Customer Commitment which provides further information on our Pricing Policy.
What does my child need to bring to a Jabberjacks class?
Your child doesn't need to bring anything unless they feel the need to bring their own favourite toy to enjoy the class too. As part of the registration your child can receive a Jabberjacks T-Shirt which they are encouraged to wear to the session and other items, such as the Jaberjacks bag can be purchased too. This helps create a feeling of pride and belonging to the group and in turn creates a warm and safe environment for the child.