Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers near Ivanhoe, Victoria
Our Little Stars baby and toddler music class near Ivanhoe, Victoria is focused on improving the bond between a mother and child by use of lullaby, rhyme, movement and song. You will learn techniques and skills that enable you to integrate music into your home environment for a calm, happy beginning.
Research has demonstrated the positive influences of music to the developing infant brain. Your baby’s brain is rapidly growing and more than twice as active as an adult brain in the first three years of life! This is a crucial window of opportunity that can be used to give your baby a head start in life through music. You can engage your baby’s developing brain through the sensory stimulation of sound, touch, sight, movement, timing and even emotions in a musical context.
Provided are examples of our favorite props, instruments, songs and games that are used to introduce music to children in our Little Stars baby and toddler music classes near Ivanhoe, VIC:
- Different languages, depending on the families in our classes
- Tuned percussion instruments to train pitch
- Good quality instruments, not toys!
- Books we can sing and share together
- Rhyming books
Strong bonds between you and your baby are best created during the early months and years of the baby’s life.Playing music and singing songs are wonderful activities to connect with your baby, have fun and enjoy some special time together while laying the foundations for a love of music that can last a lifetime!
Music tips for Babies and Toddlers near Ivanhoe, VIC
Have you tried these simple ways of integrating music into daily life:
- Use classical music as part of your bedtime routine; you can tune the radio into classical channels or buy orchestral CDs as it is much better for your baby’s developing brain than using children’s CDs created using synthesizers.
- It doesn’t matter what song you like to sing, whether it is a lullaby like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or not, research has proven that toddlers love the sound of their parents’ voice so be brave and sing!
- Touch is a significant aspect in a babies development. Try using nursery rhymes such as “round and round the garden” or “this little piggy” to stimulate and engage your baby.
- Use the melody of “here we go round the mulberry bush” or “this is the way we brush our teeth, have a bath, get ready for bed, eat our dinner” to turn nappy change, bath time or other transitions into playtime!
- Sing nursery rhymes while playing bouncing games on your lap (or in your arms for a newborn). Some people remember the nursery rhymes “to market to market” or “Humpty Dumpty”. Sing and play with your child!
- Your baby can advance into music for Babies and Toddlers as early as six months – by purchasing the CD for bonding with the baby you can use them right until preschooler music classes but you can still benefit by enjoying the beautiful lullabies and rhymes over and over again.
Get your baby or toddler started in music today: