Rhythm Time - Fun, quality music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Saturday 25 May 2024 

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What We Do In Our Classes

Children and babies can concentrate for only a short time so we have action packed half hour classes with lots of short duration activities. It is important to offer different courses for different age groups since a 3 year old needs more challenging material than a baby who is at a different stage developmentally. The courses we offer are:

Baby (2 months - 15 months)

  • Singing - to help language development. All children sing before they can talk
  • Dancing - to help eye tracking, balance and spatial awareness
  • Exercise - to help with muscle development and to gain more control over their movements
  • Massage - to help with bonding, relaxation and circulation
  • Exploration - to help hand eye co-ordination, develop small motor skills and to encourage speech
  • Social - to help parents and children create new friendships

Toddler (15 months - 3 years)

  • Unaccompanied singing - to encourage children to find their singing voice and to help them sing in tune
  • Listening - to encourage this activity as something special
  • Percussion playing - to explore different timbre, to help with co-ordination and to develop a sense of pulse
  • Dancing - to develop confidence and self-expression through movement
  • Rhythmic Imitation - to develop listening skills and imitation of rhythmic patterns
  • Rhymes - to help develop and extend speech
  • Interaction with parent - to have a special time together and to develop social skills (sharing, waiting, etc.)

Pre-School (3 years - 5 years)

  • Rhythmic reading introduced
  • Pitch and rhythm games played
  • Listening to a wide variety of music
  • Learning how instruments sound and are played
  • Introduction of musical signs
  • Singing lots of songs and encouraging individual vocal responses
  • Lots of percussion playing with quality tuned and untuned instruments
  • Conducting and leading the group
  • Social skills developed while learning to work together

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