A pair of OARS – wooden spoons do nicely or claves or short thick sticks. Have a pair for yourself too as your little one will get more out of it as mum and dad do it too.
Sea Creatures: whatever you have in the house or if you have a book that’s helpful. I’ll be using fish, whale, shark, ducks, penguin.
Washing Basket or Baby Bath – for them to sit inside
Parachute – or large lightweight fabric to lift up and down
Ball – ball for rolling
Instruments – any instruments you have or shakers you can make with a small container or water bottle with a little rice of lentils inside. Just ensure it’s sealed! We will have a wee jamming session with our different instruments so if you have a collection of different sounds that’s great. The cutlery draw and plastic bowls can be helpful too.
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 – anything you can do good peekaboo OR swishing side to side so we can explore speeds
Blanket to snuggle in
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. 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.
Try to use the biggest screen you have.
Very importantly, YOU MUST JOIN IN TOO. As in a group class but it’s even more important on a screen class as they look to you for reassurance and confidence.
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.