MIXED AGE CLASS 0 months-5 yrs
Our 40-minute child-centred classes will delight your young toddler through to kindy age child and excite their natural love of music! This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers – grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating the older ones, and the older children learn by leading the younger ones. Each child participates at their own level in singing, dancing and playing tuned or untuned instruments. The whole family is welcome in this mixed-age class.
Our program has been carefully planned by a qualified educator and endorsed by an occupational therapist. Participating in Making Rainbows will enhance your child’s fine motor (precise hand movements – essential for writing) and gross motor skills (larger body movements – important for balance and tone). We do this by choosing meaningful musical activities and games that your child will love! There is also a strong educational flavour running through our program which will benefit your young child and prepare him/her for future learning. He/she will also learn those school readiness behaviours that are needed in the next couple of years, i.e., sharing, turn-taking, social skills, appropriate greeting and farewell skills and following the teacher’s directions. They will discover new sounds through using instruments and fun props which will enhance their learning on so many levels. As teachers, we’ve learned how to use music to bring out the best in children. They’ll learn basic music concepts, use their imagination, follow instructions and lots, lots more. We provide purposeful musical activities that will stimulate your child’s social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development. We love seeing older children with their little brothers or sisters enjoying music together as a family.
The best bit about Making Rainbows is that you’ll be right there with your child, interacting, bonding and learning together! We believe in empowering families, building strong healthy relationships and celebrating successes…there are no bad singers 🙂 At Making Rainbows you will be connected with other parents who are on a similar journey to you which can be so enriching and encouraging. We will give your child experiences, confidence and positive interactions that will help them reach their potential. We tap into your child’s natural love of music and use it to help foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth and self-control. Children will excel when they are in a nurturing, relaxed, stress-free environment.