Why choose music for your little one?

Using MUSIC as a catalyst for learning for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, is Wriggle and Rhyme’s passion.

There is increasing research that shows the benefits of play-based learning for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. This is the idea that children learn best when it’s through play.

This article explains the benefits of play-based learning really well:

http://theconversation.com/play-based-learning-can-set-your-child-up-for-success-at-school-and-beyond-91393

Children’s brains are like sponges

They are constantly learning and developing through everything that they do.

Our BABY and TODDLER music classes have been designed to harness this. We create a safe, fun, relaxed, gently structured environment for little ones to explore using music-based activities.

The gentle structure in our classes, comes from our termly theme.  This theme takes the children on an IMAGINARY MUSICAL ADVENTURE.  This adventure allows them to experience and explore, with gentle direction from our trained and experienced teachers.

Click on this link to hear more from our PROGRAMME DIRECTOR about the history of our programme and what to expect from our classes:

Our musical adventures light up children’s brains

There’s extensive research which shows that music-based activities are among the few that exercise all parts of the brain simultaneously.

We see the remarkable effect that music-based learning has on growing brains in our classes. We also have a growing field of NEUROSCIENCE to back us up.

Functional MRI scans show that intentional music-based activities activate all areas of the brain.  This means that we can light up children’s brains, effectively giving them a full brain workout. All the while, they’re having so much fun and making new friends too!

Ongoing research in the field of Neuroscience shows that music-based activities stimulate growing brains in the most astounding way.

We love the work of Dr. Nina Kraus.  She is a professor at Northwestern University, Illinois, investigating the neural encoding of speech and music and its effect on brain development.

Our teachers teach with passion

Our teachers are excited to bring out the joy and depth that music-based learning offers. This, whilst giving the children scope to explore and experience at their own pace.

Whatever you choose for your child, make sure you’ve investigated MUSIC-BASED programmes.  The research will blow you away!

A few of our other passions

Keeping our groups small – to adhere to our COVID Compliance plan. It also helps children to socialise in a gentle and safe space.

Keeping our classes great value for money!

We really hope to welcome you and your little budding musician to our musical adventure next term!

We offer our BABY and TODDLER music classes in:

CLAREMONT

MEADOWRIDGE

MELKBOSSTRAND

RONDEBOSCH

Classes begin from Monday 11th October!

More info here – http://www.wriggleandrhyme.co.za/join