Little Songbirds is a playful, inspiring and very friendly music class for children from 12 months old (though younger ones are welcome, too) up to the age of 3 years with their parents/carers.
It uses the Colourstrings Kindergarten holistic approach based on the philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly, the famous Hungarian music teacher.
The main stress is on singing nursery rhymes famous and lesser known, with specially selected and beautiful children’s songs published attractively in three available books. In this age group it is mostly parents and carers who do it, but by doing so they wake up the interest and desire in children to do the same once they can.
Through various activities children are developing their sense of pulse, social abilities, confidence and speech.
45-minute well-structured weekly music class for children with their parents/carers followed up by homemade cakes, coffee and chit chat.
Singing nursery rhymes known and lesser known. Adults are encouraged to sing along and to their children as it strengthens the emotional bond between the child and his parent/carer. By singing songs we can help children to begin to identify and respond to the sounds, pitches and patterns of language. By singing songs we can help children to begin to identify and respond to the sounds, pitches and patterns of language. Children may spend a year or more listening and absorbing before any singing emerges.
Movement – marching, walking, running, dancing, games. From responding to musical signals with actions (jumping, bunny hops etc) children begin to be able to step to quaver and crotchet beats or to three or four time, to roll balls through the length of a phrase or pass bean bags to a beat.
Playing simple percussion instruments (claves, shakers, maracas, triangle, jingle bells)