Climb aboard for a musical adventure with exciting songs and activities about transportation with Music for Little People classes in the Autumn. Some of the songs will be traditional favourites which some of the children will already be familiar with. Other songs are those especially composed for the classes by Karen Dickinson. Children learn a lot through the medium of song – especially when those songs are accompanied by actions. They will name familiar objects around the room, name body parts and also incorporate names of actions: we move “faster” and “slower”, stretch “higher” and “lower” and respond to instructions such as “stop” and “go”.
We’ll be singing all sorts of songs about transport – the traffic lights and how to cross the road as well as going down to the station to see all the trains. We’ll be riding bicycles, flying in aeroplanes and taking all kinds of trips in our “uggily buggily buggies”.
We’ll also be experiencing music from all over the world – such as listening to music inspired by the sea from the classical repertoire, getting surprised by Byörk, and playing along with jazz numbers about trains. An exciting range of rhythm is also experienced during the classes – bouncing faster and slower on their carer’s knee and having fun tapping with the puppets and learning their rhythmic names.
The classes will maintain a familiar structure enjoyed by the children. This enables them to anticipate what is coming next and to feel secure in the Music for Little People environment. Classes begin with a “hello song” and a section called “finding the voice”. Children love to experiment with their voices and this section enables them to practice many of the vocal skills necessary for successful singing. This is one of the most popular parts of the class with the children! The Music for Little People curriculum is a progressive one and your child will learn skills that will lay the foundations for future learning.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon at music class!