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)”

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

BAM: Babies’ Academy of Music presents…Summer Sounds

Babies’ Academy of Music is a wonderful new group in the Midlands, presenting workshops and performances to babies and young children. Concerts that are aimed at early years are a fantastic idea, allowing little ones the opportunity to learn about and love music. BAM kindly invited us along to watch their ‘Summer Sounds’ at the MAC in Birmingham yesterday – this is what happened… Continue reading “BAM: Babies’ Academy of Music presents…Summer Sounds”

Classical Music for Children – An Introduction

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Classical music is a genre that is sometimes deemed inaccesible. It has an outdated reputation for being ‘stuffy’ and ‘boring’ and ‘old-fashioned’. This couldn’t be further from the truth! It is a genre that is rich with beautiful music, expressing every imaginable emotion, and telling so many brilliant stories throughout history. Playing classical music to young children has been proven to help with their cognitive development, to develop their imaginations, and also to produce a calming effect.  Continue reading “Classical Music for Children – An Introduction”

Originally posted 2016-12-22 21:56:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter