Child Observation-Wednesday 13th September 2017 New Term

I saw Child A once during the Summer holidays for a one-off class which he attended with his older brother.  This week was the first time I had seen him in a regular class.  When he entered with his Childminder he was in good spirits and responded well to the presence of a new little… Read More »

Child Observation-Wednesday 5th July 2017

In this class, a new element was brought in from  Child A’s home background, his older brother.  His older brother also attended the class due to his school breaking up for the school holidays.  This meant that I was able to alter between more rhythm and pulse work because an older child can start to differentiate… Read More »

Child Observation-Wednesday 28th June 2017

I started the class as usual by singing the Hello song, during which Child A gave me a huge wave, independently when I sang his name to welcome him to the group.  Then I introduced my new puppet Fuzzy, who is a cuddly bear puppet who lives inside a honey pot.  We further delved into the idea of… Read More »

Child Observation-Wednesday 14th June 2017

Child A’s Mum sent me some lovely comments about his development at home. ” [Child ‘s name] communication skills, verbal and musical, have developed markedly in the last few weeks. His vocabulary has expanded considerably in both languages, and at the same time, he is able to sing in tune, keep a beat, and have… Read More »

Child Observation – Wednesday 10th May 2017

Since last week’s class, Child A’s Mum had contacted me to update me on his musical progress that he has been making in his everyday homelife. She took Child A and older sibling to a Southbank Sinfonia concert at Cadogan Hall at the weekend. This was a  performance of Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, with comments between… Read More »

Child Observation-Wednesday 26th April 2017

Child A’s Childminder happily informed me at the end of the session that after last week’s class they walked to the car with Child A singing along to himself. She even managed to film him to try to work out what he was singing. Following on from last week’s class, I reused some of the… Read More »

Child Observation – Wednesday 19th April 2017

Child A is a 26 month old boy who has been regularly attending Melody Footsteps classes since September. His Childminder has informed me that when she collects him from his nursery to go to class he is very excited. Child A is very familiar with the routine of the class and will happily sit in… Read More »

Christmas class

Happy New Year!  Christmas seemed to fly by and the end of term Festive Special was a lovely way to celebrate Melody Footsteps’s achievements and start the Christmas celebrations in a musical way.  We sang ‘Little Donkey’, ‘Oh Christmas Tree’, ‘Starry Night’ as well as some festive favourites ‘Jingle Bells’ and seasonal rhymes such as… Read More »