Caterpillar and Butterfly (picture, toys – whatever you have) pictures attached
Scarves – 2 preferably each
Dog, Squirrel, Pig, Robin (any bird, the song mentions an actual robin), Bee (picture or toys, whatever you have, if you have one or 2 or 3 of them that’s fine too)
Shaky Instrument – eggs or maracas or whatever you have
Drum and mallet or plastic bowl and wooden spoon – remember to have a set for you and your child – this is the most important prop for the week so absolutely necessary.
Wooden spoons – 2 each or similar
Star – only if you have one
Butterfly – only if you have one – or if you have fairy wings it’s sweet. This is for quiet time so a blanket to put on them would be lovely 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.