Classes for babies and toddlers
Our classes for babies and toddlers start with live classical music, setting the mood for fun, interactive learning. Classical music is proven to help boost a child’s concentration, general listening and social skills.
Engagement with instruments is encouraged during classical pieces, song and popular rhyme. We won’t make overnight musical masters, but everyone will certainly gain an appreciation of music.
Role play is an effective method of learning and it’s important to introduce role play early on in a child’s development. Basically role play is a method of learning in the form of fun activity.
At Teddy’s Playhouse we use themed scenery, props and song to create a platform for adventure and discovery. This platform encourages infants and toddlers to explore different environments helping to develop early verbal skills and topic knowledge as well as encouraging social awareness.
For babies and toddlers dance and language are intertwined, for them moving is fun, joyful, magical and it’s a way to express themselves. When movement becomes structured it becomes dance which forms a natural method of learning as well as developing enhanced sensory awareness and cognitive skills.
At Teddy’s Playhouse we use music, rhyme and simple structured movements that are fun and engaging and designed to develop both language and confidence.
Our classes for babies and toddlers are unique!
We are not only a live music class, we are a Playhouse!
Whilst other classes work only with music, play or movement; here at Teddy’s Playhouse, our baby and toddler classes work with the full spectrum of performing arts activities offering live classical music, song, popular and loved rhymes, first-class instruments, props and stage settings, performance and movement as well as encouraging participation and interaction.
Connecting the instrument with it's sound!
During our research, we found that some classes were changing instruments weekly, not giving the opportunity for babies and toddlers to connect the instrument to it’s sound as well as not being given the opportunity to build a relationship with the instrument. Babies and toddlers LOVE the violin and when played, opens neural pathways, balancing alpha, theta and gamma brain wave activity, creating a significant opening point in the visual cortex for learning patterns, colours, shapes and language. This instrument sounds amazing accompanying children’s favourite songs and rhymes as well as it being easy to play whilst moving and interacting with babies and toddlers in the class.
Using popular rhyme develops confidence in a child!
Songs and rhymes we use are all popular, some sung with a fun twist. It’s beneficial for children to learn and sing songs that have character, meaning and context. Songs that are easy to learn and sing-along-to help relax and build confidence in children. Our songs at Teddy’s Playhouse are guaranteed to be enjoyed and easy to be sung at home, in the car, in the park or even shopping and are extremely beneficial to young ears and developing minds. Our songs and rhymes are woven into our performance pieces helping to bring them to life.
Investing in quality instruments to ensure safety, sound and durability
We put a lot of research and investment into our class instruments to ensure their quality, safety, sound and durability. We worked with an awarded company in the US, who advised us on the appropriate instruments for our classes. The company has been established for over 60 years providing instruments to both pre-school and schools.
Happy, fun classes for children and parents to escape to!
At Teddy’s Playhouse we are different because we make sure our classes are a happy fun place for children and parents to escape to. Our classes are not too serious, it is all about children interacting with each other and the instruments, and giving them an early introduction to performing arts. Our classes are designed for children to listen, learn and most importantly become socially aware and confident.
1 to 4 ratio, class team member to child
We have a minimum of 3 teachers in each of our classes and no more than 12 children. We’ve invested time in the teachers we have chosen and it’s taken over a year to develop our fabulous themed class structures, which change 4 times within a term. We work with the same theme for 3 weeks ensuring a visual and emotional connection is achieved. All themes connect babies and toddlers with sound patterns, numbers, letters, shapes, colours and textures to aid in early learning development. So try our adventures at our Playhouse, you’ll love it!
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