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Infant Massage + Gross and Fine Motor Movement for Toddlers = Practical Fun!

Learn how to connect with your baby through infant massage!

Dates: September 6, 13, and 20

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Age range: babies 8 weeks to pre-crawling

You will gain a greater understanding of your baby’s sensory system and her/his processing of touch, sight, sound, and smell. A Certified Instructor of Infant Massage will demonstrate all the strokes (if you attend all 3 classes), and also discuss strategies for tummy time and achieving general developmental milestones. You will learn how to:

  • help your baby sleep more deeply and for longer
  • bond with your baby through comforting touch and play
  • reduce or avoid fussy time
  • relieve your baby's colic, gas, and constipation
  • read your baby’s cues and promote regulation in your baby
  • stimulate your baby's growth and development
  • prevent your baby's head from flattening
  • increase your baby's head and neck control

Learn how to boost your toddler's fine, gross, and language development!

Date: September 27

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Age range: best suited for 15 months - 2 ½ years old, but all are welcome

Join PlaywellDC’s owners for a guided hour of movement, language, and sensory play. You will learn how to:

  • incorporate gross motor themes into playtime to challenge your toddler's balance and gait
  • refine your toddler's skills in areas such as climbing stairs and starting to jump
  • build your toddler's fine motor skills through work on coordination, grasp, and pinch
  • expand your toddler's language to include more expressive and receptive vocabulary
  • include sensory play in playtime in order to increase your toddler's motor skills, promote their attention to tasks, and gain early cognitive skills


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email

My toddler has developmental delays. Will the toddler class be appropriate?

Yes. PlayWellDC's therapists are trained to support children of various capabilities. To learn more, please visit:

Can my child's nanny/caregiver attend?

Yes, all caregivers are welcome.

Is there a cost to attend?

Yes, each workshop costs $25. All proceeds will support Eliana's Light. Please click here to register in advance:  

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