Rhythm - Melody - Harmony

Upcoming

Oct
19
to Nov 16

Musical Head Start - Term 4 - Teddy Bears Picnic!

Music and Movement Program for Parent + Child. 

5 weeks - 45min sessions at 9am, 10am & 11am.    

Songs! Percussion! Games! Relaxation!

BYO Teddy Bear!

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What to Expect

Each session is approx. 45min and the song selection is age specific.

An imaginary journey will be the basis for a rhythmic movement and stretching session. Adults are provided with guidance for navigating the musical possibilities for their child. Plenty of songs, actions and instruments entice children to stay in the circle.

Bubs (0-2)

  • Simply songs and soft percussion

  • Lullabies for the sleep deprived

  • Rhyme time for mundane moments

  • Gentle stretches for weary parents

Tods (2-4)

  • Songs with actions and small percussion

  • Imaginary Journey - Guided movement

  • Games & Tasks

  • Exploration of music rudiments: pitch, tempo, volume, rhythm & melody

Kinder Kids (3-6)

  • Singing / Clapping / Drumming / Dancing

  • Do Re Mi + 3 Black Keys

  • Songs with Actions

  • Games & Tasks

  • Exploration of music fundamentals + A-G, left & right, numbers 1-5, long & short notes

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Provided:

  • Songs, instruments, activities - Instructions & Guidelines

  • Comfortable Space

  • Toilets + Baby change table

  • Fridge, filtered tap water and hot tea

Bring: 

  • Whatever you need to look after your child

Dress:

  • Much the same as your little one would! Wear comfy clothing for sitting and rolling on the floor. Bear in mind the theme may help you choose your outfits!

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More about the music:

Music will be presented in a variety of formats.

  • Live music on real instruments – keyboard, guitar, ukulele, hand drums, thongofone & various percussion (just not all at once)

  • Song list will recognise the many cultures that make up our community.

More about the movement:

Children and their big people will participate together, engaging with the music via:

  • Movement – following simple steps & actions; sitting in a circle on the floor or roaming the room

  • Body percussion – clapping, tapping and tongue clicking

  • Small percussion – shakers, click sticks, junk percussion

  • Melody instruments - boom-whackers, thongophone, black keys

  • African drums – learn a little hand coordination

  • Singing along

More about the process / purpose:

Children learn through Observation, Participation & Absorption.

Parents / Carers will remain closely connected to the child, engaging with the activities as equal participants or more often than not, as role models.

Children and carers alike will thrive on the opportunity to tap into musical skills that are innate and that stem from the need to communicate and to relate. Through musical activities and shared tasks, parents and children may find new ways to provide each other with respect, affirmation and positive reinforcement.

Music is a language. It is a language that has been part of human experience long before we had schools, writing or even words. Music can be learned by anyone and does not require talent.

Dedication and enthusiasm is all you need.

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