Apron for the Children – you can wear one too!
Dusters – one each
Clothes Line – anything like a very long scarf or a few tied together tied to 2 chairs on opposite sides to create a clothes line. It’s lots of fun!
Clothes Pegs and lots of little clothes or cloths to hang up
Big Plastic Bottle (minimum size 2litres) – add a few drops of either washing liquid or washing up liquid, add water to fill the bottle about 2/3. DO NOT SHAKE. If you have more than one child try to have a second bottle if possible.
Small socks – a couple of pairs
Parachute or big light weight fabric to use as a parachute
Instruments – Bells
Colours – We will do an activity about if you are wearing Red, Green or Blue so if you can either dress them in one of these colours OR have some fabric of each of these colours.
Bubbles – we will use most weeks, if you don’t have any you can make your own there are lots of different recipes online. This one is particularly easy. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-bubble-mixture
Peekaboo Scarves or Streamers or Ribbons on Rings – anything you can swish side to side. Good for the warm up or anytime they want to hold onto. Have one for you too.
Some Class Guidelines
Please try not to have too many distractions in the room.
Children do like to get up, run around during class, this is normal for the younger ones. I don’t expect them to sit down and just join in like perfect angels!! That’s just not realistic and actually sometimes they go and get something we think is nothing to do with the class that they sit with now completely engrossed or just listening. So coming in and out of class is very normal. As long as they are happy and joining in lots of the time that’s brilliant. For those that haven’t done much screen time it takes a bit of time so give them a couple of weeks to get used to it. The older children will find this easiest.
Try to use the biggest screen you have.
Very importantly, YOU MUST JOIN IN TOO just like in a group venue class but it’s even more important on a screen class as they look to you for reassurance and confidence. So try to sit on the floor with them.
Make sure you have enough props so you have them too so your little one is watching you join in. Both parents are welcome. If grandparents are around they can join in too. This is all about learning together.
Lastly, if you have any feedback during the term please share with me. Doing the class at home is quite different and If something doesn’t work just let me know.
For Example: one of the mums fed back last term that it would be much easier on her side if bubbles were at the end of class as her little one wanted them continuously after we used them, so we adjusted, it’s not a problem. You might even find that they want to continue the activity we’ve just finished and to be honest it’s magic to see someone still being the train whilst we are singing the next song as it proves they are really getting it.