A BABY play session is now free after winning funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

The Baby Boo project run by the Horse + Bamboo Theatre in Waterfoot, Rossendale, offers the Baby Explorers session to help babies learn sensory play.

Using Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, where shoppers collect blue tokens at the end of their shopping trip and choose where to put them, the theatre can now offer the play sessions, free of charge.

Taking place on the first Tuesday of every month, the play group encourages babies to use their imaginations to explore the toys and objects around them.

The group is run by Sue Auty, who is the joint Artistic Director of Whalley Range All Stars and has been involved with the Baby Boo Project ever since it was established in 2014.

She said: “I’m very excited to be working with The Boo Theatre on their Early Years programme. The theatre itself is a great resource, a beautiful building and houses a wealth of interesting objects and props in the stores.

“Our early years experiences are the building blocks for the future, they help our brains develop, increase physical and mental confidence, build strength and prepare us to be confident and imaginative adults.

The sessions end with the group coming together to sing nursery rhymes and create actions and lyrics for the songs.

Parents and carers can come together to socialise and share parenting tips and experiences, build friendships and offer a break from what can often be an isolating time in parents lives.

Baby Explorers is for babies and toddlers aged 0 – 4 and takes place on the first Tuesday of the month until August 2019. To book a space please visit www.horseandbamboo.org or call 01706 220241

You can still vote for Baby Explorers at Haslingden Tesco until the End of April 2019.