Groovy Little Movers – A Solihull Class For Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Do you know what I love most about local businesses? There is so much passion behind them, with every step so carefully thought out. Every decision has been made with love, and after hours of pain-staking dilemma. You really get to see the face of the person behind the business, as there are personal touches everywhere. It means everything to them, because it is their baby – grown from the ground up. This is how it felt attending Groovy Little Movers in Solihull this term!  Continue reading “Groovy Little Movers – A Solihull Class For Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers”

How To Learn Like A Child

Babies, toddlers, and children are fascinating in their ability to learn. They learn quickly, efficiently, and seemingly easily, and accomplish huge amounts in their first years. They are not plagued with the self-doubt that creeps in as we get older. Instead, they develop and build their skills, while entering into a world of play, creativity and imagination. The smallest of achievements are celebrated by parents and teachers, but we often overlook the process children actually go through to learn. Continue reading “How To Learn Like A Child”

Winter Music With Your Toddler: February

By the time February gets here, I’m really ready for Spring! It’s cold (we’ve even had more snow…), dark, and wintry. However, young children don’t know any different. Summer is a distant memory in their short little lives, and to them today is just another day. They still require the same amount of energy-fuelled activities, and still expect to cram their days full of learning and discovering. There’s so much to be learnt from this attitude! Kids just put on their coats and wellies, and find joy in the smallest of things – splashing in muddy puddles, going to the soft-play, or making some cakes at home. Take inspiration from this get-up-and-go mindset, and try some of these music -inspired activities this February: Continue reading “Winter Music With Your Toddler: February”

February 2018: Concerts and Shows For Children

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Watching live music is a magical experience for young children. It is mesmerising to see musicians playing, singers singing, and dancers dancing. Live performance is inspiring and exciting, teaching children about different ways to move and learn. Furthermore, it can be used to encourage all forms of interaction, and spark your child’s imagination in ways you didn’t know were possible. Many orchestras, theatres, and town halls have music events for children. These are more relaxed performances, which allow children the chance to join in. Here are some of the most interesting concerts and shows for children in February 2018 – book your tickets now! Continue reading “February 2018: Concerts and Shows For Children”

Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:16:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Musical Love Letters – Straight From Your Heart

As J approaches his 18-month milestone, my thoughts are turning once again to his next musical love letter. Throughout his first year, I wrote in a ‘New Baby’ journal every month. I used this to track his development and little things that made me smile. Photographs were taken, videos were recorded, and memories were stored. When I had completed this ‘first year’ book, I was conscious that I needed to continue keeping a record of all the little things that would be forgotten. That is where the idea of ‘Musical Love Letters’ was born. Continue reading “Musical Love Letters – Straight From Your Heart”