Little Ducks is an established, and very successful music group, who have recently moved to West Bergholt. Sessions take place at St Marys Church Hall and they welcome any parents/carers with pre-school age children to join. They are also very happy to have any older siblings in school holidays for the same price.
The group is based entirely on sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and percussion music. This fun, interactive and very noisy session promotes all areas of learning and hopefully gives parents lots of ideas to carry on the music making at home! As well as having lots of fun, nursery rhymes are great for language development – they have a lot of rhythm which catches the children’s attention and repetition, which is good for speech development. It is important in sessions that the children not only enjoy being part of a lively group but actively participate in the music making and tidying away. The group’s aim is to get all the parents and children, no matter how small, moving to the beat and playing with simple musical instruments and colourful finger puppets.
Research shows that children who are actively involved in music (who play or sing it regularly) do better in reading and maths when they start school and are better able to focus and control their bodies, play better with others and have higher self esteem. These are really important influences when Little Ducks structure and rework the group which happens every term. They are always looking to add new material to their session and like to involve children and parents in this process as it is a group for all ages! It is also really important that children are able to add their favourite songs and really get involved in the group.
The group will run for an hour and spends around 40 minutes on different musical activities. These involve finger puppets, musical instruments, beanbags, dancing and other rhythmical activities. They have found at their existing group that the children love the variety on offer with something for everyone. They finish the session with drinks and snacks and a time for friendships to be formed and old ones to be strengthened.
Running every Friday morning from 10.30-11.30am, the cost is £3 per family. This price includes a healthy yummy snack and drink for the children and a cuppa for the parents/carers. Little Ducks try to run through all school holidays where we are able to use the hall facilities but this is always subject to change. It is always lovely to welcome new faces so if you fancy a morning of lively, energetic, fun they would love to welcome any new faces who fancy giving Little Ducks a try.
For further details please contact Little Ducks directly – Kirsty Rush 07775 427 422 and Cathy Doyle 07795 084 328