Thursday, 21 April 2016

Dance me a story!



Our Thursday class for Wiggle & Grow has been exploring things 'Up In The Sky'.

Birds live up high in the trees. The come out and sing 'good morning' songs to us, then dance around in the sky and on the ground as they go about their daily activities.  When we put on some music, we listen for the musical cues of when to fly, hopping and stopping, pulling out worms from the ground, then fly back to the nest and go to sleep.

As a parent, you are the best teacher for your child. But children can also teach us how they want to express their movements to show their comprehension of sounds.  You can encourage your child's expressive movements as it helps them connect to the outer world of movement and sound with their inner world of feelings and observations. In class each week, when we dance around the room in time to the music, reach for a star in the night, or spread our robin wings and fly in search of food, your child taps intoa  growing imagination and experiences support for early artistic expressions.  

Here's an activity you can try at home:
Tap into your child's imagination during bath time.  After feeding all those baby birds during class, your robin needs to take a bath.  How would robins (gently!) splash in the water, washing the dirt from their feathers, or even fly around the room to dry off?

Watch this little video together of a robin taking a bath.  Maybe you can watch out for other birds in your neighbourhood enjoying a bath, too!




  

Enjoy exploring ways to move like birds and dance out a story with your young one!

Or, come along to a class and explore moving together!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Singing together


Is this just beautiful? 
We can synchronize our heartbeats by singing together!
So, when you and your child sing your favourite songs together, you're sharing more than just the words and music, you're bodies are tuning into each other's rhythms.

You can read more about how this works:
BBC article about choirs
Time Magazine, with informative YouTube video


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Music lessons for term 2


Term 2 classes are now enrolling!

Wednesday 4:30pm - Laugh & Learn (3-4yrs) FAMILY CLASS

Thursday 9:30am - Sing & Play (1-2yrs)

Thursday 10:30am - Wiggle & Grow (2-3yrs) FAMILY CLASS

* Family classes are open to all ages
Babies ages 0-6mths are FREE!

All classes now located at The Boilerhouse, Jacksons Hill

For more information, please see website