Words and photography by Rebecca Lindon.
The theories are that dancing helps young children develop co-ordination, spatial awareness, body-control and balance. Couple that with the chance to release some of that boundless energy that toddlers possess, and just allow them to get on down in their own unique way, and you've got a multitude of reasons to take your children to a baby disco.
This weekend we headed to Rattle Baby Disco at The Firepit Camp in Norfolk with our 3-year old and 1-year old in tow. As well as giving them the opportunity to let loose, I was looking forward to dancing like a kid myself. And I did. I jumped, ran, shimmied and did the twist with abandon and my children loved that I was happy to get in on the action with them.
It wasn't all about the disco though, Rattle Baby gave children the opportunity for some downtime too with sandpits, wand-making, face-painting and a bouncy castle. Plus some stalls and a cocktail menu for the adults (we can't forget the adults).
Music was everywhere, with a disco in the barn as well as some outdoor performances from acoustic bands and rhythmic drummers. The backdrop of The Firepit setting was perfect, with children free to safely explore their playground and bus (converted into a craft area) or head onto the field to play ball. It was a day that allowed for some fun family time in a laid-back atmosphere. Look out for more of their events!