Rhythm and Rhyme

Music classes are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions!

Come join Peapodbaby for  a fun and creative class introducing music, movement and singing, activities  to your little ones.

Baby Rhythm and Rhyme  is suitable for babies up to one year and are fun classes that require parent participation with baby. The course runs over  6 weeks. Each class last around 40 minutes and includes songs, movement, musical instruments, and other fun activities. A warm welcome awaits!

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.

 

Location and price

Baby Rhythm and Rhyme Classes are currently on hold 

Rhythm and Rhyme  classes are held on Monday mornings in Dundee at the Barrie Centre, Rennel Road DD4 7DU (Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall)

A block  of  6 x 40 minute sessions costs £48   Please click the  “book now” icon  to book/pay  and secure your place.  Please don’t hesitate to message us if you have any questions at all.

 

 

 

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