Just like the original Beat Babies but these colourful creatures each feature a handy pouch to further encourage early literacy skills, language and communication whilst developing home/school links. Messages can be taken home to share with the family, first phonemes tucked into the pouch, ‘theme of the week’ ideas can be hidden for children to find, or emotions can be explored in ‘circle time’ activities. The possibilities are endless!
Beat Babies are an engaging, multisensory resource that can be used in groups and with individual learners. Children (and adults) find them irresistibly cute but they are so much more than a cuddly toy! They will hold attention and encourage emotional engagement, and can be used for nurturing, turn-taking and positive behaviour. They simply curl into a furry ball, secured by two magnets, until the children ‘wake’ them with a rap or song helping to develop a sense of rhythm and steady beat. Each Beat Baby® Plus measures 22cm and is suitable for children of all ages to use.
More Beat Baby® ideas and activities can be found in Helping Young Children with Steady Beat and Making the Most of your Beat Baby®. Beat Baby® Original, Little Baby Beat Baby® and Natural Beat Baby® are also available.