From time to time we publish round-ups of certain types of organised activities and classes for babies and toddlers. Most (not all) run weekly sessions and are term-time only, some do parties and and some do extra sessions in the holidays.
Here are the activities that we know about that are dedicated to MUSIC! Singing, musical instruments and catchy tunes. This list doesn’t include classes mainly focused on DANCE & MOVEMENT – they will be published next month.
Of course these sessions are good for kids but they are also great for parents and carers – a time to get out and about and see other people. If we have forgotten or missed anything (in the area Little Tigers covers) please let us know and we will add it.
A national brand in over 100 UK locations. Classes are split by age: Caterpillars (0-36 months) and Butterflies (18 months to 4 years). Themed sessions with nursery rhymes, instruments, songs and puppets. There are local classes in Bowden and Wilmslow. Visit website or call Jan on 07968 231304.
This brand has hundreds of centres in the UK and specialises in music, singing and movement for children aged 3 months – 5 years. Laura on 07983 513491 covers northeast Cheshire (including Bramhall, Edgeley, Wilmslow, Hazel Grove, Marple, Great Moor and Cheadle) and Charlotte on 07540 626233 does south Manchester (Timperley, Lymm, Hale, Heaton Mersey and Didsbury). Visit website.
Fun classes with live music for babies, toddlers and pre-school children in Macclesfield, Cheadle Hulme and Wilmslow. Classes open in a circle, then the children have fun singing, playing, listening, dancing and creatively exploring music. Visit website or call professional musician Sarah on 01625 326623.
Music With Mummy
The programme takes your child on a musical journey from birth to pre-school age, with educational games and songs. Jolly Babies is for babies up to one year of age, Music With Mummy is up to age 3 and Three Four Time is for older pre-schoolers. For Music With Mummy classes in the Altrincham area, call Andrea on 07929 868507. Visit website.
Fun sessions where children sing and make music together. There are classes for Young Babies (birth to 6 months), Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers. Francis on 01270 529224 runs classes in many locations, including Cheadle Hulme, Alderley Edge, Poynton, Macclesfield, Knutsford, Prestbury, Wilmslow and Bramhall. Kathy on 0121 711 4224 covers Hazel Grove, Marple, East Didsbury and Heald Green. For Altrincham and Sale, it’s Laura on 07464 483272. Visit website.