September 2017: 4 Best Children’s Books (With A Musical Theme)

Books are definitely one of J’s favourite things. They are one of the only things that he will sit still long enough to enjoy. Whenever he is upset, they are sure to calm him down. He has his favourites, but is happy to sit with any book as long as someone is reading it to him. With September now upon us, my attention is slowly turning towards the unmentionable…Christmas! I know that he will be getting lots of lovely books from Father Christmas, as this is where I need your assistance. What books would you most highly recommend for a boy, aged 18 months and beyond? What are your absolute essentials that feature on your children’s bookshelves? I’d love some help please! In the meantime, here are our 4 best children’s books from September 2017: Continue reading “September 2017: 4 Best Children’s Books (With A Musical Theme)”

Kickstarting Your Baby’s Musical Education

Children begin their musical journey before they are even born. Babies can hear in their mother’s womb from around the 16th week of pregnancy, and this is their most developed sense when they are born. They bond with their mums through the tones of her voice, they learn to turn their head towards sounds that catch their attention, and they love nothing more than shaking a rattle when they are able to. This is your baby responding to music, before they can do anything else – it’s really quite amazing! Their musical education has already begun.  Continue reading “Kickstarting Your Baby’s Musical Education”

Baby Sensory: Exploring Magical Worlds With Your Little One

Baby Sensory is a huge craze in the UK at the moment! It is built on the idea that:

A sensory environment rich in sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures promotes brain growth, increases the capacity for intellectual development, and forms the foundation for all future learning. (Dr. Lin Day, founder of Baby Sensory)

Babies learn through play and through experience. The more new sensations your baby is exposed to, the faster they can make the connections in their brains needed to learn. Allowing them to explore freely promotes creativity and curiosity, which in turns results in stronger minds. At least, that’s the theory behind it! Continue reading “Baby Sensory: Exploring Magical Worlds With Your Little One”

Autumn Music With Your Toddler: September

Autumn is probably my favourite season! There’s such a lovely vibe of new beginnings as the new school year begins, and excitement in the air as we approach a season of Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Christmas. The evenings are getting darker, the air is getting cooler, and the atmosphere is cosy. The parks look beautiful at this time of year, as the leaves start turning, and you start to feel that familiar crunch under your feet. It’s a lovely time for exploration and discovery with your little ones. Have a go at some of these autumn music activities this September: Continue reading “Autumn Music With Your Toddler: September”

How to Choose the Perfect Music Teacher

There is music in every child. The teacher’s job is to find it and nurture it. 

One of the most important steps in bringing music into your child’s life, is to find the perfect music teacher for them. They need a teacher who is supportive, passionate and energetic, and who fills your child with confidence! There are many teachers available and, if you do not know much about music education, choosing one can be a daunting task. Don’t worry – follow these steps, and your child will soon be well on their way to loving their music lessons.  Continue reading “How to Choose the Perfect Music Teacher”

Originally posted 2017-01-28 12:02:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter