Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers near Mooroolbark, Victoria
Songs, lullabies, rhyme and movement form the building blocks to nurture the important bonds between a mother and her baby and are a core part of our Little Stars baby and toddler music classes near Mooroolbark, Victoria. Acquire skills to enable you make music part of your home for a calm and joyful start!
There is a lot of evidence to support the positive effects of music on the growth and development of a baby’s brain. In the first three years of life, your baby’s brain is growing rapidly and more than twice as active as an adult brain! Through music you can give your baby the opportunity of an early start in life. Expand your child’s brain development through the process of stimulating all the senses of sound, movement, touch, sight and even emotions in a musical environment.
In Little Stars baby and toddler music class near Mooroolbark, VIC we introduce children to music using a wide range of props, instruments, music and games. Here are some of our favourites:
- Books we can sing and share together
Bonding with your baby during the early months and years of their lives is extremely important.Playing music and singing songs are fun and enjoyable activities to connect with your baby and at the same time lay the foundation for a lifetime love of music.
Music tips for Babies and Toddlers near Mooroolbark, VIC
Consider the following methods of incorporating music into your daily life:
- Research shows that babies and infants prefer the sound of their parents’ voices, so go on and sing them a song like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or any other song you like!
- Parents and children have fun when they are playing together. Try using nursery rhymes, like “to market to market” or “Humpty Dumpty” together while bouncing your child on your lap.
- The rich sounds of a real orchestra are a delight to the ears and developing brains of children. Choose authentic recordings, rather than synthesised music to optimise your listening experience.
- Using the melodies of song such as “this is the way we brush our teeth”, “have a bath, get ready for bed, eat our dinner”, or “here we go round the mulberry bush” you can turn nappy change, bath time or other transitions into play instead of a “challenge”!
- Using the rhythm of your favourite song you can pat the baby’s back or nappy to soothe him/her. Other calming patterns include a rhythmic heartbeat pattern or a steady beat.
- Listening to music should start at birth when new mothers should consider joining the Bonding with Baby classes. Older children from six months to three years should join the Babies and Toddlers music classes. By purchasing the CD, the beautiful lullabies and rhymes can be enjoyed time and time again.
Get your baby or toddler started in music today: