Hello and goodbye … Term 1 is ending!

I’ve heard it said that the older you get, the more time speeds up! It certainly feels like the first term of 2019 has flown by. For our little budding musicians across Cape Town, our music classes have been full of fun and adventures!

Our baby and toddler music and movement classes run at branches across Cape Town, from Melkbosstrand to Fish Hoek (with Panorama, Claremont, Rondebosch, Meadowridge and Constantia inbetween). Our unique programme uses music as a catalyst for learning and development, in a structured, relaxed and gentle way.

Music classes that wriggle

Our WRIGGLERS (6-18 months) have enjoyed FUN AT THE FARMYARD as they’ve been on a musical adventure around an imaginary farm. Of course, they’ve met loads of farmyard friends along the way.

Music classes that rhyme

Colin the Crab is one of our the friends that we meet on our seaside adventure!

Our RHYMERS (18 months – 3 years) have enjoyed A TRIP TO THE SEASIDE, exploring the sights and sounds associated with the beach. They’ve met new friends in the rock pools, including Colin the Crab who has pinchers, that work much like the little castanets that the children enjoy playing.

Toddler playing a castanet
Toddler playing a castanet at one of our Cape Town branches

Music classes that grow

Our pre-school music and movement classes run at a growing number of partner pre-schools across Cape Town. The classes are offered as an extra-mural to enhance the curriculum that’s already on offer.

Children at iThemba School in Fish Hoek enjoying our classes

Our 3-4 year olds have been exploring THE MUSICAL MAP in their music classes. Each stop on the map is an exciting activity that aims to stimulate language development, gross motor, listening skills, group and instrument work. They’ve loved pretending to be little seeds, growing up into big trees, as they mimic growing little by little each day.

Our African tree that grows bigger and stronger every day … just like us!

Our Pre-R and Grade R music classes have explored A DAY IN MY LIFE. This takes them on a musical journey around a clock as they adventure through a typical pre-school day. Using the concept of time, allows us to explore the idea of time in music with them … and we even learn basic musical notation.

Hello … to a little musician …

In Wriggle and Rhyme family news, this term we welcomed a brand new little musician. Marcelle Grobbelaar, who runs our branch in Melkbosstrand, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It’s always such a blessing to see families growing and flourishing!

Beautiful baby girl Caliah (which means “beloved, flower wreath”)

Another hello …

We are super excited to welcome KATH ALLARDICE to our Pre-Schools teaching team from next term. Kath is a mother of 3 gorgeous children and has a teaching background.

Pre-schools music teacher in Cape Town
Kath Allardice – our lovely new Pre-Schools teacher

So long … farewell!

After nearly 5 years of teaching in our team, we’re saying farewell to TIFFANY BILLIMORE for now. Tiffany has been an amazing ambassador for Wriggle and Rhyme, bringing her gentleness, professionalism and loyalty to our Pre-Schools team.

Tiffany is taking a break to give birth to her third child in June. We can’t wait to meet him … he’s been enjoying so much music in utero, while Tiffany has been teaching, that he’s sure to be a maestro one day!

We really hope to welcome Tiffany back to our team in the future … but for now, we send her off with our love and gratitude.

Our current Pre-Schools teaching team – Tiffany Billimore, Heather Gordon and Sharon Stride – pictured with W&R Founder Kirsty Savides and Kerry Smith (Kirsty’s PA)

Some things change … some stay the same!

We are really excited by what the future brings and looking forward to another fantastic term next term!

Come and join our musical adventure!