After many requests for a “baby class” I am excited to announce that we will begin this class in November!
The first class will be on Wednesday November 8 from 11:00am to 11:40am, with tea time afterwards. Term 4 will have 7 classes from November 8 to December 20, run by myself and a pianist. The target age range is from 0 to about 2 years old, so for this age the mums will be supporting their babies for movements.
When my first child was this age I often thought it would be great to have a class like this. My daughter did not sleep at all, had trouble feeding, and I was so tired all the time that I could not think properly. The first year was the most difficult because I had no family or friends here who could help me. Every day was so long, and I needed something to look forward to. During the class we will sing familiar Japanese songs, hear some easy classics and do some gentle exercises to help relax the body from constant carrying and feeding. We will find other mums in similar situations who can empathise and encourage each other through this special time.
Music has the incredible power to change our states, and while the mothers are happy and relaxed the babies can absorb so much from the music that can encourage their development. Let’s create a place where everyone can be happy when they come to class!