Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers near Mount Eliza, Victoria
The emphasis of our Little Stars baby and toddler music classes near Mount Eliza, Victoria is to develop the significant maternal bonds through the simple use of lullaby, rhyme, movement and song. You will become aware of how to create a calm and happy environment by integrating music into your home.
There is a large body of research providing evidence to support the positive influence of music in the development of a baby’s brain. An adult brain is only half as active as the rapidly growing brain of a baby in the first three years of life. Through music you can give your baby the opportunity of an early start in life. Your baby’s brain development can be stimulated through multiple senses of sound, touch, sight, movement, timing and emotions within a musical environment.
Using props, instruments, songs and games, we introduce children to music. Here are some of our favourites from Little Stars baby and toddler music classes near Mount Eliza, VIC:
- Good quality instruments, not toys!
It is important to develop strong bonds with your baby during the early months and years of their lives.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 Mount Eliza, VIC
Give these simple ways of integrating music into your life a try:
- Provide quality recordings as part of your bedtime routine – try to find an orchestral or classical CD you find appealing or tune the radio to real classical channels.
- “To market to market” or “Humpty Dumpty” are examples of the rhymes some people remember and which you can use to play bouncing games on your lap or in your arms with a newborn.
- Games such as “open shut them” encourage toddlers to do actions themselves. They encourage focussed listening in order for the children to wait and clap at exactly the right moment.actions like clapping.
- To help soothe your baby when unsettled, try patting a beat on the baby’s back or nappy. You could pat the words to your favorite song, or try and pat a rhythmic heartbeat or simply keep a steady natural beat. All should help soothe your baby.
- Tickling is a fun way to create a sensory connection with children. You can use rhymes like “round and round the garden” or “this little piggy” to help begin playing.
- Bonding with Baby classes are suitable for babies under six months at which point they can transition into the Babies and Toddlers music classes. The CD purchased for bonding with the baby may be used until preschooler music classes and beyond.
Get your baby or toddler started in music today: