For the first time in sixteen months, NYCOS Mini Music Makers will be running in-person events. Children with their parents or guardians will have the opportunity to make and enjoy music in a fun, friendly and safe outdoor setting.
Music has an extremely positive effect on a child’s development. These playful sessions are an engaging introduction to music, both for young children who attended classes prior to lockdown and babies born during the pandemic. The classes use singing, movement and play to support cognitive, language and motor skills. The emphasis is on fun: tickling games, bouncing songs and lullabies which bring music to life.
Class leaders Claire Hart and Rosanne Brackenridge will run the classes at dedicated, safe outdoor spaces in Glasgow and Rutherglen and follow the latest guidelines from the Scottish Government.
Claire Hart says, “For the past 15 months, our classes have continued via Zoom with our wonderful leaders finding fresh and fun ways to provide music for little ones and their big people. Having recently joined as a class leader during the pandemic, I am thrilled to be working on our upcoming live events over the summer and am so looking forward to bringing the magic of live singing to our Mini Music Makers.”
For safety reasons, no instruments will be handed out. Attendees are asked to bring the following and to dress appropriately for the weather:
- a teddy
- a blanket to sit on
- something to shake (e.g. bottle filled with dry rice or pasta)
- something to jingle (e.g. bells or keys).
Following these events, NYCOS hopes to return to regular Mini Music Makers classes in August.