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Play, Talk, Read

Play Talk Read Sessions are interactive sessions for parents and their children under the age of 4 led by staff and volunteers in our libraries. You can enjoy stories and fun activities together to enjoy watching your little one learn and grow. Sessions have been developed by qualified early childhood professionals to promote their child's language, literacy, and social-emotional development through play. You can also join the library, borrow books and take part with the Sandy Bear scheme, collecting stickers each time you visit to earn your very own Sandy Bear teddy and certificate.

Available at: Galton Valley Centre, Great Arthur Street, Smethwick, B66 1DH
and 18 more locations

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Families with toddlers

Bump and Beyond

Are you pregnant or a new mom or dad? Are you interested in giving your baby the best start in life? This online friendly and informal session is delivered by one of our Early Years Specialist teachers and aims to: Raise your awareness of why talking to your child from bump onwards is very important Increase your knowledge of speech language and communication norms / development Provide ideas of how to support language development at home with everyday interactions. We'll post out to you a Making Talking Fun handbook, which will give you even more ideas on how you support your baby's early language skills. Click find out more to see the next available online workshops

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Breastfeeding Antenatal Workshop

This virtual breastfeeding antenatal workshop is a FREE 2 hour course available to any Sandwell parents and is hosted by the Breastfeeding network Sandwell peer support team. The session covers key points on how to breastfeed your baby, responsive feeding for both mum and baby, baby’s feeding cues, composition of breastmilk, baby’s stomach sizes at different ages and what to expect about baby’s wet and dirty nappies Click find out more to view the next available workshop

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Wellies in the Woods

An outdoor session involving exploration of nature and the outdoors. Outdoor themed activities and a healthy dose of fresh air.

Available at: Wednesbury Family Hub, WS10 0JG

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Families with toddlers Families with primary school children

Mamilates

Come and join this FREE six work course. Sweaty Mamilates is low impact sessions for pre-natal women. The focus is on effective posture, tone, strength & simply taking a moment for yourself. Sweaty Mamilates is a great way to keep active during pregnancy. The workout is specifically designed to support your body pre-natally. You can keep it low to begin with and it’s lots of fun too.

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Sensory for Toddlers

An interactive session that engages toddlers senses. Activities include arts and crafts, messy play, small world and more! These sessions are bookable by contacting the Family Hub directly.

Available at: West Bromwich Central (Greets Green) Family Hub, B70 9EZ
and 2 more locations

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Families with toddlers

Music Magic (Babies)

Music based sessions for babies involving lots of singing, instruments and games using music. Great fun for your baby - and for you!

Available at: Thimblemill Library, B67 5RJ
and one more location

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New parents

Paediatric First Aid

Sandwell Adult and Family Learning will lead this 2 hour course. This free course is for Sandwell's expectant or new parents only and provides an introduction on how to manage minor wounds, choking, CPR for babies and the recovery position. Click find out more to find the next available workshop.

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Changes Grandparents

Changes Grandparents is a fun and informal session that will give you an opportunity to find out all the latest advice and guidance for pregnancy and newborn baby care so that the new parents-to-be can be supported as much as possible. Click find out more for the up and coming online workshops.

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Mini Rangers - Dinosaur Nests

Come and join our head ranger Gill and meet her dinosaur friends. In this session you will meet the carnivores, find out about the different species, help to train the dinosaurs and finish off with a fun craft activity. Smethwick Library, Sunday 19 November 10am - 11am & 11.30am - 12.30pm

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Families with toddlers Families with primary school children

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