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Stimulation for your babies at Toptots...

At Toptots, our programme is well structured.
Our activities are arranged according to the specific needs and age level of the child. For this reason, we like to keep our age grouping as close as possible. Your child has special gifts. We help you find to those gifts, and set them on the road to success with love. 

Our classes are age specific.
You attend a class once a week for 1-½ hours at a time, always with the same group of parents and children. Our 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! 

Spontaneous Expression feeds creativity!
We are not afraid of a mess, so be prepared for your child to get a bit grubby from time to time. We 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. 

Music is not only for listening to, it is in essence, fundamental to our development.
Music helps children to understand this environment and to express their feelings about their environment – especially when words are not available to do so. At Toptots, you will enjoy the most up to date and exclusive music programme available, especially developed for Toptots by one of South Africa’s leading musical talents.

Toptots gives you the time to expose your child to other children and relevant activitiespeek a boo
At Toptots, you will enjoy the opportunity to discuss common concerns and current trends with other parents. 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.

Toptots is proud to be the leaders in Early Learning
Our programme is offered by franchises across the country. Although they do trade as an independent business under franchise, they do adhere to a strict code of conduct and a certain standard and quality to ensure that you receive the very best service available. 

Massage is an integral part of our programme
For centuries, mothers have known that their babies need to be loved and touched. At Toptots, we take touch to the ultimate limit and teach you all you need to know about the soothing ability of massage. Massage has so many benefits, no baby should do without it!

Toptots has a special brand of products
Our products have been especially developed for small children. Not only do we sport a fantastic range of clothing, we also have top of the range educational products, developed for our special children.

Our Mission Statement
All the things that you do with your life end when your life ends, except for what you do to shape and create the future. Children represent unlimited potential for the future. By positively influencing a child, you will change the destiny of the world into infinity. © Toptots 1999


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The following exercises should be done at a time when your baby is relaxed and calm. We suggest that you try to do these exercises each day just after bath time or a different time in the day that suits both you. Play some gentle music in the background, remove as much of your baby's clothes as you dare, relax and enjoy. Always maintain eye contact with your baby and tell her softly what you are doing, should you find that she does not enjoy an exercise or is simply not in the mood, then try at another time. 
Sit with your legs open in front of you and your baby on a mat or towel between your legs. Repeat each exercise 3 - 5 times.

Arms: Lay your baby on her back.
Take her hands in yours and gently lift them above her head saying, "How big are you?" You are soooo big." Bring the hands down to her hips and then repeat. 
Take her hands in yours and lift one above her head at a time so that when one is up the other is down. 
Take her hands in yours and open the arms away from the body. Bring them in to cover her chest saying "Let's hug and hug and hug." Each time, ensure that a different hand is on top.

Legs: Lay your baby on her back
Hold her feet in your hands and gently press her legs inwards so that her knees touch her tummy, straighten her legs and repeat.
Hold her feet in your hands and now repeat the above exercise but one leg at a time, like riding a bike. While one leg is straight the other is pressed into her tummy.
Take her right hand and left foot and make them touch by lifting both
Now repeat with the left hand and right foot. Bring both hands and feet together and rock her body from side to side.


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