Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Musical Mini's Music Class

We had a free taster session at a local music group called Musical Mini's last week.
Here is a bit about Musical Mini's taken from their website....
Musical Minis are a pre-school fun time music group that offer your child the chance to be involved in developmental activities.
Each structured session encourages cognitive, physical and emotional development through the use of music, instruments and stories.
The classes for toddlers and babies were developed by child professionals. Its founders have a background in child psychology and nursery education.
The classes are designed with your child’s development in mind. The music is professionally recorded at a pace suitable for young children.
The groups can help your child be a skilful communicator by developing language and co-ordination, be emotionally developed through sharing stories and songs whilst meeting new friends and be confident by joining in the activities in a relaxed group atmosphere and be creative by letting the children explore the instruments, sounds, rhythm and movement.


I chose a smaller class for us to go to, with Lexie being so little still I didn't want it too busy and overbearing for her. There were 4 other families at the class in addition to my friend and her little girl who came with us to the taster session. The lady running it did mention there were a few families away on holiday this week. Lexie and my friends little girl were the youngest there, there was also a crawler and 3 older toddlers so quite a variety! I think the group was for up to 2yr olds so a nice age range.
As expected for a music class there was lots of musical instruments and singing and dancing done which Lexie loved. Music seems to make her so happy, she doesn't stop smiling! The lady running the session was lovely and absolutely fantastic with the children, Lexie was totally fixated on her! They also did stories with puppets and really got the children involved in the story and interacting.
I think Lexie will benefit so much from the class so we have signed up for the term! The sessions work out at £4.75 for a 45 minute class and you sign up termly.
I wasn't aware of anything like this local to us when I had the older 2 girls and Riley hated loud noises so I couldn't take him to groups like this, I'm definitely going to make the most of this with Lexie! Music is so beneficial, just listening to a song can change and uplift my mood. Lexie loves me singing to her too which surprises me as I really cannot sing!!!

You never know I may have the next Beethoven or Whitney Houston on my hands if I'm lucky!!

16 comments:

  1. These sound like great classes, I love that there is so much for little ones nowadays x

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  2. Awww how lovely, I used to do something very similar with the twins when they were tiny and they loved it.
    Good luck with that next Beethoven :)

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  3. I remember Musical Mini's from when Maxi was little. We used to visit our local class and he loved it

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  4. Thanks Gemma for your lovely comments and for taking the time to post them up - endorsements are the best form of marketing so it is lovely that you took the time to share your first experience of Musical Minis.

    I am sure you and Lexie will enjoy the rest of the term!

    Best Wishes

    Leena Thakker
    Musical Minis Franchisee for Oxfordshire

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  5. It is amazing what there is to offer for our children these days. Hope you and Lexie enjoy the rest of the sessions.

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  6. aww what a really lovely way for them to learn and also so interact with their peers :-)

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  7. My kids used to love music classes when they were little (but unfortunately didn't turn out to be either Beethoven or Whitney Houston!)

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  8. ah this is making me excited for all the little baby classes I can join when this baba is born! x

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  9. We love baby classes, although always have to go to toddler ones at the moment

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  10. We do one called Rhythm and Rhyme locally, Sebby loves it!

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  11. What some lovely sounding classes, I think my Mum took me to something like it when I was a child :) x

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  12. We did something similar and it was such good fun.

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  13. Oh Musical Minis sounds brilliant! There seems to be so much more available now even since POD was a baby. I love that :)

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  14. I used to take the kids I nannied for to this, it's much fun and they loved it

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  15. This is a lovely post, we did something similar with Leo x

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  16. aw i loved being at musical groups for babies with my lot wish we had one near by where we live now

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