Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers near Kilsyth, Victoria
Lullaby, rhyme, movement and song are used in our Little Stars baby and toddler music classes near Kilsyth, Victoria as a means of fostering the significant bonds between a mother and her child. Acquire skills to enable you make music part of your home for a calm and joyful start!
According to a large body of research there is evidence that the development of your baby’s brain is positively influenced by music. In the first three years of life, your baby’s brain is growing rapidly and more than twice as active as an adult brain! Music can be used to nurture positive beginnings for your baby. A musical, multisensory environment that engages sound, touch, sight, movement, timing and emotions is important in the development of your baby’s brain.
In our Little Stars baby and toddler music classes near Kilsyth, VIC, we introduce children to music using props, instruments, songs and games such as:
- Rhyming books
- Good quality instruments, not toys!
- Different languages, depending on the families in our classes
The best time to create a strong connection between a parent and child is during the early months and years of their life.Playing music and singing songs are activities that give the parent the opportunity to develop a musical background for the baby and at the same time bond and have fun.
Music tips for Babies and Toddlers near Kilsyth, VIC
Integrating music into your usual routines is as easy as following these simple suggestions:
- You can turn less exciting activies such as a nappy change, meal preparation or bath time into a time of play by using familiar melodies with new words like “here we go round the mulberry bush” transformed to “this is the way we brush our teeth, have a bath, get ready for bed, eat our dinner”.
- Interactive games that encourage children to listen, anticipate an action and perform are also good fun for parent and child to play together.
- Sensory play is very important to children. Try using different props like feathers, towels and hands when singing rhymes like “round and round the garden” or “this little piggy”.
- You can play bouncing games with babies on your lap or arms and engage with them through fun nursery rhymes like “to market to market” or “Humpty Dumpty”.
- Try using soothing classical music as part of your bedtime routine. Turning the radio onto classical channels or buying an orchestral CD is much better than using children’s classical CDs that are often made using synthesizers. Treat their ears and developing brains to the rich sounds of an orchestra.
- Bonding with Baby classes are suitable for babies under six months at which point they can transition into the music for Babies and Toddlers classes. The CD you purchase for bonding with the baby can be used until preschooler music classes.
Get your baby or toddler started in music today: