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Cooper is a TopTot

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this entry posted 16/11/2010

I know it has been an absolute age since I last blogged but sho hey! this mom thing is a full time job!
What with balancing work, gym, just life in general and baby... I wouldn't swop it for the world. I was born to be a mom. Mike and I couldn't wish for anything more then to be Cooper's Mom and Dad. He is such a radiant soul with a  beaming gummy smile that has his Dad and I in pieces!
I cant believe he is already 14 weeks old. 

I have found the most wonderful weekly class that happens in Durban North at Toptots. I'm  not sure who enjoys it more me or Coop:) I cant wait to get back there on Thursday. I have already recruited two moms and babies to join the fun.
We left the class filled with such joy. It was the most beautiful, colourful, creative and magical bonding time together. It is also so cool to learn about your little one's development in a fun and exciting way.

We danced, sang, played with musical instruments, made a tactile play toy, and a Christmas decoration. Sheesh! as I said I am not sure who had more fun......... I phoned Heather after the class and gushed about the class and assured her Cooper and I would be there once a week until he is 18 - jokes:)

Classes are age specific ranging from 8 weeks to 4 years. The activities are arranged according to the specific needs and age level of the child, and for this reason they like to keep the age grouping as close as possible. The activities are explained to you in each session in such a way that you can then work on a one-to-one basis with your child, thus making you your child’s first and most important teacher!

Toptots believe music is not only for listening to, it is in essence, fundamental to our development. At Toptots they have an up to date and exclusive music programme, especially developed for Toptots.

Toptots are not afraid of a mess, so be prepared for your child to get a bit grubby from time to time. They believe in spontaneous creativity and thus allow your child the freedom of painting with different mediums, exploring textured paint and many more fascinating creative ideas.

You will also have the opportunity to meet other parents with whom to discuss common concerns and current trends. Your child will be given the opportunity to interact with children of the same age and you will learn a great deal about how children develop their social skills.

The programme is offered by franchises across the country. In KZN we have branches in Durban North, Ballito, Glenwood, Westville, Hillcrest, Pietermaritzburg and Hilton.
Toptots classes take place weekly for an hour and a half. Your first class is free and you are under no obligation.The cost is R90 per lesson which is payable per term in advance and  they roughly follow the government school term dates, so each term has 9 weeks. You receive a welcome gift on joining and are welcome to start anytime during the term... your fees are pro-rated accordingly. (There is a once off joining fee of R110.)  
I SO hope to see you there. I am already counting down the sleeps until our next play date.
Heartshine always.
Jane x  

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