Find out more about #HD8member Rhythm Time and the benefits of music for your baby and toddler, and the classes Rhythm Time holds in the HD8 area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
During the first five years in a child’s life it is important to establish singing and music as a means of communication and expression. Research shows that babies in particular, need to have all their senses stimulated and a music class like Rhythm Time can really help to enhance a child’s natural development through multi-sensory musical activities.
In this modern world, life moves at a very fast pace and it is very tempting to sit a child in front of a TV or wonderful expensive toys. However there is no substitute for active learning. Talking and singing to a young child will enable them to listen and learn.
Unaccompanied singing is particularly beneficial for a young child as they can hear the words and melody clearly.
To enjoy music it is important to nurture and foster an interest in music as early as possible and this is where an award-winning group like Rhythm Time can play a key part. Children who are exposed to a wide variety of musical concepts and experiences will enjoy music for the rest of their lives. Speech development, social skills, confidence, and many other areas will also be enhanced.
It is most important for children to experience music at this early age since they are at their most receptive. It can be beneficial to them in three ways: emotionally, intellectually, and physically.
Music is such an important influence in a child’s life. It helps develop vital self-confidence and give them a sense of achievement. It also helps develop language skills, co-ordination and listening.
Children making music together, even at a young age, learn to co-operate and gain pride in what they are achieving. They learn to express themselves through music and in turn this can increase their vocabulary and communication skills. Above all music enriches children’s lives and it’s great fun too.
Rhythm Time provides a set of unique music courses specially written by a music school teacher for different age groups. Each course helps with development and learning and provides continuity of skills achieved at each stage.
Class activities for babies aim to stimulate vision, listening and sense of touch. This helps with eye tracking, balance, development of the inner ear, speech, language and small motor movements.
For toddlers, the musical activities aid listening and concentration. Hand eye co-ordination and motor skills are strengthened by using musical instruments. Language and vocal chords are developed from singing.
Subsequently, children can enjoy a wonderful introduction to music and to future music making.
I have been teaching Rhythm Time classes since 2014. With a music degree and 3 children of my own – I understand how much our classes benefit young children.