Music classes with your baby

organic-babySinging with babies and children feel so natural, they love the rhythm, the stories, the facial expressions you can exaggerate. Very soon, they can join in and repeat a few words. As their vocabulary grows, so does their enjoyment and repertoire. Here are a few ideas to continue singing with your baby.

Sing and Sign allows babies and parents to learn songs and sign language together. Sign language is a simple method to teach children to express themselves before they can talk. The signs are widely used by nurseries and childcare providers. It starts with just a few signs, milk, more, nappy, tired. As the child starts to respond, more signs can be added, always keeping it simple. The Sing and Sign songs are cheerful, from traditional nursery rhymes to new songs.

Colourstrings offers classes teaching music, rhythm, and singing from 6 months to 5 years. Fun, lovely music and great teachers. The materials are colourful, stimulating and entice children to embark on musical adventures that will enable each of them to fulfill their musical potential through fun and creativity, without pressure. It is an extension of the Kodály philosophy: everything starts with singing to develop inner hearing.

Monkey Music introduces music to very young children in a way they can easily understand and enjoy. Monkey Music was founded in London in 1993 by Angie Davies for her first newborn baby daughter. As a trained classical musician and experienced teacher, Angie was aware that all babies have an innate love of music and as a keen new mum she looked for local music classes to attend. She decided to write an original music curriculum that was fun and interactive for everyone! Monkey Music classes are now held weekly across the UK and Ireland.

Jo Jingles music classes are also held around the UK in more than 500 locations. The movement classes are for babies and children aged 3 months to 5 years of age (up to 7 or 8 in some areas). The music classes are fun, interactive music, with lots of singing and movement.