Why the PlayLabs?

ClapHandies PlayLabs offer babies, wobblers and toddlers (birth to 3 1/2 years) a chance to play, meet other children and develop new skills along the way.

The weekly classes offer a wide variety of engaging experiences tailored to the needs of each age group. They are also a chance for children to socialise with children of their own age, while offering parents/caregivers the opportunity to get to know others in their area too.

Each term runs for 7 weeks and is €117 per term.

Siblings attending the same class (i.e. twins) get a 50% discount so two attending the same class is €175.

We do not charge for babies attending with older siblings i.e. babies on laps come for free.

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FAQs
 

ClapHandies Toddler PlayLabs (16mths to 3 1/2yrs)

The Toddler PlayLabs are made up of music and movement time, and each week we have a different set of songs and action rhymes.

Then we have dedicated play time where we have different play activities like “I can cook”, where we play with lentils, measuring cups and funnels. "I can bake" where we play with homemade dough and flour, “I can do arts and crafts” etc.. I can do sports with balls and hoops.

We also have bubble time and story-time.

Each class runs for approx 45 minutes, it's a very special time for you guys to play together in a safe friendly environment led by one of our wonderful PlayLab leaders

 

ClapHandies Wobblers PlayLabs

 (8mths to 15mths)

At this age your wobbler is beginning to gain some independence and at the PlayLab we create a safe environment for them to explore.

Each class has a different set of songs and action rhymes, then we have  an open play activity giving them confidence to explore the space and socialise together.

We have a teddy bear picnic day, lots of open play with things that roll! Cars and balls and things that stack all for them to practice their new skills. We also have bubble time and story-time.

Each class runs for approx 45 minutes, it's a very special time for you guys to play together in a safe friendly environment led by one of our wonderful PlayLab leaders.

 

ClapHandies Babies PlayLabs

(6wks to 7mths)

The baby PlayLabs are aimed at young babies from 6 weeks to 7 months. Each class runs for approximately 55 minutes and a term is 7 weeks long.

The sessions are made up of music, song and rhyme time. Each week we have a different set of rhymes and songs.

We dedicate a section of the class to teaching the core baby massage techniques. We also focus on gross motor skills and language development where we teach baby sign language.

Then each week there is social, cognitive and sensory play activity time. This section of the class is time for the grown-ups to chat and meet new friends. All in all, it's a lovely activity to do with your young baby.