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Christmas Clothes Week

Tumble Tots Fun Adventures NEW Episode Available NOW! Tumble Tots Fun Adventures NEW Episode Available NOW!

28th November 2018

Episode 7 - Toy Shop
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Christmas Clothes Week 2018 Christmas Clothes Week 2018

12th November 2018

In Christmas Clothes Week 2018, Tumble Tots will be dressing up in Christmas themed attire to support charity.
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LUX Magazine Parent & Baby Award Winners! LUX Magazine Parent & Baby Award Winners!

29th October 2018

Tumble Tots have won 'Best Childrens Physical Play Programme' in the UK
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Save up to 54% on Merlin Entertainments Save up to 54% on Merlin Entertainments

22nd March 2018

Exclusive discounts for our Tumble Tots members for great attractions across the UK.
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National Children's Activity Week 2018 National Children's Activity Week 2018

26th September 2018

'When I Grow Up' with Peppa Pig
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Tumble Tots Fun Adventures NEW Episode Available NOW! Tumble Tots Fun Adventures NEW Episode Available NOW!

26th July 2018

Episode 4 - Wonderland
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SUMMER SING-A-LONG IS BACK! SUMMER SING-A-LONG IS BACK!

17th July 2018

Join us every Monday of the Summer Holidays LIVE...
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VOTE FOR US! VOTE FOR US!

30th May 2018

Please vote for our franchisees in this year's What's On 4 Awards
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TUMBLE TOTS ARE GOING TO GLOWORM! TUMBLE TOTS ARE GOING TO GLOWORM!

15th June 2018

Members can get tickets at a discounted rate*
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We've Been Nominated! We've Been Nominated!

24th May 2018

Tumble Tots are extremely proud to have been nominated in three different categories for this year's What's On 4 Kids Awards.
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Updates to our Privacy Policy Updates to our Privacy Policy

23rd May 2018


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TUMBLE TOTS ARE COMING TO GERONIMO! TUMBLE TOTS ARE COMING TO GERONIMO!

10th May 2018


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Tumble Tots raised £60k for Tommy's Charity Tumble Tots raised £60k for Tommy's Charity

19th April 2018

Last year we exceeded our fundraising target of 50,000...
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See you at the Baby Show NEC! See you at the Baby Show NEC!

16th April 2018

Tumble Tots will once again be exhibiting at the Baby Show...
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Tumble Tots are proud to be nominated again Tumble Tots are proud to be nominated again

11th January 2016

Please vote for us
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Join our Tumble Tots characters on Fun Adventures in 3D animation Join our Tumble Tots characters on Fun Adventures in 3D animation

September 2016

visit www.tumbletots.tv to view
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National Childrens Activity Week 2016 National Childrens Activity Week 2016

17th October 2016

17th - 23rd October
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Tumble Tots and Tommys Partnership Tumble Tots and Tommys Partnership

January 2017

2017 Charity Partnership
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Tumble Tots and Tommys Partnership Tumble Tots and Tommys Partnership

January 2017

Great partnership for 2017 with Tommys
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Tumble Tots voted by you as Best Activity Provider Tumble Tots voted by you as Best Activity Provider

27th March 2017

Winners
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Its here! Tumble Tots exciting new app! Its here! Tumble Tots exciting new app!

5th June 2017

Six fun educational games and story book
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Eat Fit Keep Kit 2017 Eat Fit Keep Kit 2017

14th June 2017

Healthy Body and Healthy Teeth
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Healthy Heroes Week Competition Winners Healthy Heroes Week Competition Winners

5th May 2018


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Dear Zoo Competition Dear Zoo Competition

Friday 9th March


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Healthy Heroes Week Healthy Heroes Week

5th February 2018

Climbing, balance and agility fun with three of your favourite heroes!
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WE'VE BEEN NOMINATED! WE'VE BEEN NOMINATED!

30th January 2018

Best Family Friendly Childrens Activity Provider 2018
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Christmas Favourites Christmas Favourites

1st December 2017

Download your favourite Christmas songs!
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Christmas Clothes Week 2017 Christmas Clothes Week 2017

16th November 2017

Wear your Christmas Clothes to Classes!
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National Children's Activity Week 2017 National Children's Activity Week 2017

24th September 2017

Our 25th Anniversary with Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly, raising funds for Tommy's!
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UK first, the Childrens Activities Association UK first, the Childrens Activities Association


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Voted by Parents as the Best Activity Programme Voted by Parents as the Best Activity Programme


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The Mind Work Out by Dr Janine Spencer The Mind Work Out by Dr Janine Spencer

The combination of physical and mental play is central to a childs development. In this article we are to focus on the benefits of creative and puzzle play on childrens development.
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Come and see us at the Trafford Centre 30th October Come and see us at the Trafford Centre 30th October

See TT, Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly and Humf
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Tumble Talk is ready to read! Tumble Talk is ready to read!

Take a look through our newsletter
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Fun for all the Season for National Childrens Activity Week from 8th - 14th October Fun for all the Season for National Childrens Activity Week from 8th - 14th October

Now in its 19th year National Childrens Activity week is once again supported by Peppa Pig
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Vote for us in the Tommys Baby Friendly Awards Vote for us in the Tommys Baby Friendly Awards

The Tommy's Let's Get Baby Friendly Award nominations are ready
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Tumble Tots TV adverts are currently being shown Tumble Tots TV adverts are currently being shown

Take a look at our adverts being shown on Milkshake, Nick Jnr and a few other satellite channels
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Tumble Tots and SKEANIE Shoes agree partnership Tumble Tots and SKEANIE Shoes agree partnership


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A brand new programme Circuit Fun A brand new programme Circuit Fun

A brand new programme for walking to 5 years olds
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Inactivity is as big a killer as smoking Inactivity is as big a killer as smoking

Latest report that inactivity is as big a killer as smoking. Listen to Steph from Liverpool Tumble Tots - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01ks7k1
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Well done Andy Murray Well done Andy Murray


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Books! A habit worth having Books! A habit worth having

Children who are better readers at school are used to a home environment where reading is an everyday activity. We show you how to make reading a part of their world!
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Tumble Tots 'Let The Games Begin' Tumble Tots 'Let The Games Begin'

Join us as we motivate the UK's toddlers with our 2012 campaign running from February to July.
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Judy Murray reveals secret to Andy and Jamie's tennis success Judy Murray reveals secret to Andy and Jamie's tennis success

"I made sure they were involved in active things growing up like Tumble Tots".
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Child Motor Development by Dr Janine Spencer Child Motor Development by Dr Janine Spencer

Until recently babies were thought to be quite passive with little awareness of the world around them.We now know that this is far from the truth.
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Tumble Tots have been nominated again as the Best Activity Provider 2012 Tumble Tots have been nominated again as the Best Activity Provider 2012

Vote for us again at www.tommys.org/awards
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Government Guidelines welcomed Government Guidelines welcomed

Tumble Tots welcome the new guidelines for Physical Activity for Under 5's
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Amount revealed for Tommys Baby Charity Amount revealed for Tommys Baby Charity

A fantastic figure for Tommy's Baby Charity raised
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17th year of National Childrens Activity Week with Peppa Pig 17th year of National Childrens Activity Week with Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig is sponsoring this years National Children's Activity Week. With a few twists to the campaign.
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Tumble Talk Issue 3 2010 Newsletter Ready to download Tumble Talk Issue 3 2010 Newsletter Ready to download

Loads of competitions take a look now!
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The Confident Child for Positive Parenting Week The Confident Child for Positive Parenting Week

The campaign begins 10th - 16th May 2010. We have some nteresting statistics following an online survey.
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Third year in a row Franchise Marketing Award Winners Third year in a row Franchise Marketing Award Winners

I am pleased to announce Tumble Tots have won another accolade.
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Tumble Tots named winner at Tommys Lets Get Baby Friendly Awards Tumble Tots named winner at Tommys Lets Get Baby Friendly Awards

Tumble Tots named 'The Best Children's Activity Provider'
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30th Anniversary 30th Anniversary

2009 saw a year long celebration of events for Tumble Tots as we celebrated our 30th Anniversary.
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Franchise Marketing Award winner again Franchise Marketing Award winner again

Best Overall Marketing Campaign Winner
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The Importance of Reading The Importance of Reading

Reading is a valuable key skill that underpins many others.
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Tumble Tots New Look Commercial Tumble Tots New Look Commercial

Tumble are currently airing a new look commercial
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Ten Little Fingers by Tumble Tots Ten Little Fingers by Tumble Tots

Have lots of fun with these 10 body identification rhymes!
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The Sound of Music The Sound of Music

Never Under estimate the power of Music!  Dr Janine Spencer, Child Development Psychologist has written an article on The Sound of Music which actually confirms you should never under estimate the power of music. 
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Developing Childrens Perception by Dr. Janine Spencer

How and when do babies and children interpret, analyze, and give meaning to what is seen?

 
It's strange to think that the energy that radios turn into music or microwave ovens turn into heat, is the same energy that at different wavelengths our brains turn into the colours of the rainbow, and creates for us the solid three-dimensional world we see around us. This simple and effortless act of converting the light that hits our eyes into the perception of meaningful objects, is the result of supercomputer power coupled with learning that starts from birth.

A question that fascinates philosophers is how two peoples views of the world are similar - is the colour red I see the same as the colour red you see? - yet how children see the world is of immense practical concern. Do they see what we see?
 

We know that babies are born with an intricately structured visual system, but it takes years of learning to develop the perceptual skills that we as adults take for granted. Without effort we can tell that a salesman smile is insincere, but how do we do it?

A newborn's eyesight isn't quite as good as a young adults, but that's not because there is anything wrong with their eyes. The visual part of the brain is still settling down and adjusting to its new stimulation. Within a few short months, however, most of the rudiments of our visual abilities are in place. Babies can perceive depth, and different speeds and directions of motion, for example Colour vision is good from the word go.


It is often said that an eagles eyes are the best in the animal kingdom, because they can detect prey from huge distances. But it is human babies brains which process the information from the eyes that marks them out as truly special. Within a short space of time, they can instantly recognise and categorise thousands of objects, from animals and plants to manmade objects and letters of the alphabet.
 
Do children learn to understand the visual world by themselves, or can we help them along the way? To answer that question, we need to look at the many different aspects of visual perception.
 
Childrens natural curiosity drives them to explore their environment and they will come to learn about the world of their own accord. But the ability to use our eyes to guide our movement is much slower to develop. At only a few months of age, babies will open their hand to the size of an object they want to grasp. This is the beginning of visuo-motor control or hand-eye coordination. This is a realm in which physical activity really helps development. The extremes of this development are remarkable. A professional tennis player has a brain that can process the movement of a ball served at over 100mph and move their racket to return serve all within the blink of an eye. We all have this potential within us, and the ability to learn it starts from scratch.
 

When we reach out to hit a ball, without thinking we know exactly how far away the ball is and can strike it easily. How is this possible? How do we judge distance? We have two eyes, and the difference in the images striking each helps us see distance. But we also judge distance from movement, perspective, shading, blurring and colour. It takes much longer to say it than do it.

Another ability that develops only gradually is visual search. The pattern of light hitting our eyes is hugely complicated, and we see only what is most useful for us to see. Over time we develop strategies for spotting the things we need. When children play hunt the thimble it can be strange to watch a child look almost everywhere in a room but fail to spot the small object hidden in plain sight, say, on a window sill. This is because it is very difficult to follow a comprehensive search pattern.

That might seem odd, given that children often are incredibly good at seeing things adults miss, or would prefer they didn�t see! Parents despair when children spot a PowerRangers branded item as soon as they walk into the supermarket. Its an uncanny ability and always seems to show itself at the wrong time. The reason that children are great at spotting the things they are interested in as that they have only a limited range of templates for matching the objects they see. In the supermarket, they may have only two categories, boring food stuff and interesting toys. As adults we have a greater scope for categorisation, and dont have such an emotional involvement in Bob the Builder or Angelina.

And of course, children are susceptible to the same visual tricks as adults. Psychologists call it change blindness, but to a child its just magic. When a conjuror pulls a coin from your ear or makes an elephant disappear, he is simply exploiting deficits in our visual abilities  we cant see things that happen too quickly and we dont see events when our attention is momentarily distracted by something else.

To go back to the question I posed earlier, without effort we can tell that a salesmans smile is insincere, but how do we do it? The answer is that an insincere smile doesnt involve the muscles around the eyes, and the smile itself will drop more rapidly than a genuine smile. Its a subtle difference, but incredibly, by four or five months of age babies can perceive subtle differences in facial expression. They might not see that a salesman is insincere, but they can tell the difference between people just by the way their faces and heads move.

Contributed by Dr Janine Spencer for Tumble Tots (UK) Limited
 

Suggestions for the home

To help our children�s visual abilities develop, we need do no more than let them experience life. Essential visuo-motor skills come about through practice, and that�s where regular physical activity comes into play.

To help with babies development of perception, Co-ordination items like Balls, Lummi Sticks, Beanbags, books, and puzzles are recommended.
Ten Little FingersEZee Balls  (Individual)Activity BallBig Boom BatsCaterpillar TunnelSet of 4 Lummi Sticks with 2 Bean Bags
 
All available on the Tumble Tots online shop...