Choosing an activity for your baby or toddler

Are you looking for a fun, memorable weekly activity to join with your baby or toddler? With so many options out there, how do you decide what’s best?

I’m going to take a few moments to tell you more about Wriggle and Rhyme and why a music-based activity is an excellent option for stimulating little people.

A full brain workout

There’s tons of research from around the world which looks at the benefits of music-based learning. Dr. Nina Kraus is a doctor of Audiology at North Western University in the USA. She studies the effects that music has on brain plasticity. Brain plasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganise or rewire itself. Without this ability, the brain would be unable to grow from infancy or rewire itself following injury.

Music and brain development

Her ongoing research shows that being involved in music-based learning from a young age impacts brain development and plasticity, particularly in the areas of motor, auditory and executive function.

Dr. Kraus’s work is just one of many, many studies showing the benefits of music education from a young age.

At Wriggle and Rhyme, we use music and singing in a gentle and memorable way, to stimulate learning across many areas of a child’s development.

For example, in terms of speech development, it’s common for parents to tell us that their children’s first words come from the songs we sing in our classes.

Baby in music class

Bringing people together in a safe space

Besides the developmental benefits of musical learning, Wriggle and Rhyme also provides a safe place to make new friends.

Our groups remain small, allowing for COVID compliance. It’s a very gentle way to meet other parents with children of a similar age.

It’s also a wonderful way to share life with others, with delicious tea and coffee served afterwards for the grown-ups.

Passionate teachers

Our team of branch teachers are passionate about teaching and highly relational. You will receive a warm welcome every week!

Wriggle and Rhyme baby and toddler teachers

Great value for money

Extra-mural classes can be really expensive. We’ve worked hard to keep our classes affordable. We guarantee 8 classes each term and the one-off registration fee includes a gorgeous bespoke welcome pack.

Wriggle and Rhyme welcome pack

Find out more …

If you’d like to find out more about joining one of our BABY / TODDLER classes, please click on this link:

We have classes in MELKBOS, MEADOWRIDGE, CLAREMONT and RONDEBOSCH this term.

We would love to welcome you and your little one to our musical adventure!

Baby and toddler groups