Rhythm and Rhyme

Come join Peapodbaby for a new fun and creative class that introduces music, movement, singing, activities and story massage to your little ones.

Classes are suitable for babies from 6 months along with their parent or carers. These are fun classes that require parent participation with baby. The course runs over 8 weeks. Each class last around 45 minutes and includes songs, movement, musical instruments, and activities

Benefits include:

  • Development of speech and language
  • Improves rhythm, balance and coordination
  • Provides exercise
  • Multi- sensory stimulation in a fun and interactive way
  • Bonding and relaxation
  • Enhances parent and child relationship
  • Build social skills
  • Meeting new friends

Rhymers are readers 

“If children know 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are 4 years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are 8″.

(Fox, M. (2001). Reading Magic. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.)

Rhythm and Movement

When your child takes part in activities and moves to the beat of the music, for example clapping, jumping, playing rhythmic patterns with instruments to music, songs and rhymes they are taking part in something that comes very naturally to them. They are ultimately developing the skills they will use for language, literacy, coordination, concentration and building a strong relationship between brain and body. Feeling the beat of rhythm and through words, rather than just understanding the concept, is a vital aspect in accomplishing a lifelong love of music.

Why does singing nursery rhymes make us happy?

When we sing, the body releases endorphins, the brains ‘feel good’ chemical. Singing feeds the brain (World Nursery Rhyme Week)

What do children learn from nursery rhymes?

Nursery rhymes promote positive attitudes towards language learning and help children to build an awareness of the sound patterns of language, in particular with rhyming words.

Reading to young children stimulates their language, communication and pre-literacy development and ultimately gives them a head start when they reach school. Sharing a story with a child promotes their motor skills, through learning to turn the pages, and their memory. It also improves their emotional and social development and encourages imagination and play.

Children not only learn word meanings from listening to a book being read to them. Children will often hear words repeated several times and they may also hear new and interesting words. The more spoken language experiences children have, the more word meanings they learn.

 

Dates / Venue / Cost

Venue:

The SDA Church Hall (Barrie Centre) Rennell Road Dundee DD4 7RU

Cost:

£48 per course (8 weeks)

Booking for courses beginning:

Monday 27th August (10.30-11.15)dates: 27th August, 3rd 10th 17th,September, 1st , 8th, 22nd &29th  October. Please note- no class on Monday 24th September or Monday 15th October. THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!

 

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR NEW BLOCK STARTING  Monday 12th November (10.30-11.15) Rennel Road Dundee DD4 7DU  Dates:- 12th ,19th,26th November, 3rd, 10th, 17th December , 9th &16th January

 

Places are limited  to 14 per class therefore pre-payment is required to confirm your place. Booking is confirmed on receipt of payment. Please contact us to ensure availability before booking a course.

(This course has very high demand so please let us know if you’d like us to add your name to our waiting list) 

 

Pop up taster sessions

This is a 30 minute taster session of Rhythm Rhyme and Storytime: £5.00 per session. Places are limited and early booking is recommended as places fill up fast. Places are confirmed on receipt of payment.

Dates/ venue: tbc