Musical Bumps baby classes are specially designed for you and your baby. We have sessions in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Hildenborough so get in touch to arrange a FREE TRIAL and see for yourself!
At a slower pace than our toddler and preschool sessions, and without too many gimmicks and gizmos, Musical Bumps baby classes have been specially designed to give parents and carers an opportunity to spend some quality, fun time with their little ones. At the end of the day, your voice is what they want to hear and your face is what they like to see the most. Babies are never too young to enjoy making music and singing – Kodaly suggested beginning “Nine months before the birth of the mother”! Music is a great shared activity and you’ll soon see your baby responding, imitating and joining in.
Our first stage classes are for babies from newborn until around their first birthday. There are songs and games for playtime (bouncing, tickling and peek-a-boo), songs for other daily activities, as well as some gentle lullabies for sleep time. Our aim is to provide you with a wide range of ideas and information to take home and try for yourself – even if your little one decides to sleep right through their class!
Many of our songs and activities are also included to help in the early stages of speech and language – so lots of lovely sounds and mouth shapes for the babies to begin to copy. Fine and gross motor skills are encouraged as they begin to watch and learn the actions and play with our puppets and instruments. And, of course, our classes can help to develop confidence as we provide a safe space for your baby to explore and make friends as they become more mobile – no need to keep your little one sat on your lap if they want to start moving around!
Classes last from 35 – 40 minutes and there is always time for refreshments and a chat at the end for the grown ups as we understand that getting out and about and meeting new people is often as important for you as it is for your baby. Many of our families have gone on to form life long friendships having simply sat next to each other at their first class!
We also hold baby classes on Thursdays in Hildenborough and Tuesdays and Fridays in Sevenoaks. Classes are also bookable in flexible baby blocks of five sessions which you can use over a number of weeks as we know that sometimes getting out of the house just doesn’t happen!