Child Observation-Wednesday 8th November 2017

Class started as usual by singing the ‘Hello song’ which is a good to way to settle children new and also regular members to the session and get their focus.  I use it as an opportunity to sing hello and welcome each child who attends. We started with the finger play rhyme ‘Johnny, Johnny’.  We… Read More »

Child Observation-Wednesday 18th October 2017

Child A has been engaging more with musical activites at home since attending my classes, for example the songs he chooses to sing are becoming more recognisable and this is due to his pitch awareness become more mature as he grows. He was fairly sleepy when he arrived for class but soon got into the… Read More »

Child Observation-Wednesday 4th October 2017

In this class, we stuck to the usual routine of starting with the Hello song which Child A is very familiar with and waves whenever I sing his name. We moved onto the song we learnt from last week, ‘Dog named Rover’ which I developed further into a circle game.  Each child has a turn… Read More »

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 »