HAPPY FAMILIES

Happy Families

Happy Families

I love to help families in supporting their child’s growing mind and their learning at this early age. I feel very privileged in being part of their world and to receive their support with thank you notes, and little gifts.  Some parents that I have helped have become very dear friends of mine long after their child has left and gone on to school and we still meet up occasionally. Without the support of parents and grand parents these classes would not be possible and their encouragement and support gives me the confidence to carry on and build future sessions and record music.  Here’s a snapshot of their kindness …

“My son Ronnie is six months old and we have been coming to Boogie Babies since he was a very young baby. Ronnie had glue ears when he was born so this session was key in terms of his musical development and co-ordination, as we needed to do more. The sessions encouraged lots of visual face to face time with mum and baby and I think this really helped us to bond. Ronnie’s ears are now clear and he enjoys the rattles in particular along with the dancing. Joan is a very fun lady! These sessions add real benefit to our local community and we have fun too”

Leanne

Mum

“Joan has been a brilliant teacher and Chloe (not to mention myself) always looks forward to the class every week. Chloe loves singing and dancing and meeting the other children. The way the children are encouraged to shake hands and greet each other children helps build their confidence in meeting new people. Chloe loves singing and dancing to the wide range of music (a lot of which was new to myself) and enjoys using all the instruments and colourful equipment. She is constantly singing and dancing at home and we have to pretend that we are at Joan’s class. The lessons are very well structured with different themes each term. As well as learning all the different songs the children learn lots of social skills, sharing, taking turns and listening etc., and now that she is attending pre-school she has been praised for her attention span and confidence which I am sure have been improved by this early learning experience. Chloe has made several good friends in the class and it is very useful for grandparent carers who normally have limited access to other groups of friends with children. I shall continue to take Chloe to Little Hands Music until she h as to go to school and hopefully, by then, I will have other grandchildren to take to the classes”

Mrs G.Nullis

Grandmother

“Great opportunity to share a learning experience with my grandson. He loves to practice and sing songs in the week”

Unknown

Parent

“It has made Charlotte very sociable with other children and enables her to interact with children and adults very well.” Claire Ellis Brown

Mum

“Given confidence in groups with other babies – loves music and singing. It’s nice to meet other mums and babies” Kate and baby Florence

Mum

“Alastair enjoys the activities including balls – balls on parachutes and rolling the ball. We love the bubbles and the stickers given and he enjoys the basket song whilst seeing what’s inside.” Steph & baby Alastair

Mum

“Esme loves playing the instruments and playing under the parachute. Watching the ‘stars’ at the end of the session really chills her out too!” Rebecca and Esme

“Charlotte enjoyed making the pretend cake as she ate the blueberries. Growing in confidence to now select her own instruments from the bag with the rest of the group. Loved the group!” Unknown

Mum

“I love the class, all the different instruments we use are great. Sadie especially likes the parachute! Way better than other music classes in the area.” Unknown

“We love the bubbles and projector. Amelia is always engaged and it also helps me to learn all of the nursery rhymes.”Gem Gem and Anelise

“Annie learnt how to relax and enjoy ‘quiet’ time!” Michaelle

Mum

“Great interactive class as always! Always love the getting up and dancing around the room and relaxation bit at the end with the lights and bubbles. Thank you.” Unknown

“It’s nice to spend half an hour concentrating on Poppy which I rarely get time to do during any other day. We sing some of the songs during the week as she enjoys them! All we need now is the ceiling light display at home! Thanks for the fab session!” Gail and Poppy

Mum

“My son has been coming for some time now and really enjoys singing and dancing. He has learnt to listen when playing the instruments and tries to play to the beat.” Unknown

“George is having good fun exploring all the instruments that are offered. Great social aspects of all the group greeting each other with shaking hands. Enjoying it and having lots and lots of fun.” Mum and George

Mum

“Jazmine is having fun; good class so keep it up!”

“Great fun for babies. Joan is lovely.”

“We’ve found Boogie Babies has helped Jackson to socialise and interact with other babies.”

“Sam looks forward to coming to music each week and enjoys singing the songs at home with me.”

“This group is a fun group to be a part of. It is very clear to see that my daughter is positively influence by all aspects of the group. Singing songs together allows me to learn the songs to sing at home; I feel as though my daughter recognises the songs from the group. The group also allows my daughter to explore instruments and the different beats and rhythms of songs. There is a great variety of songs from quick snappy songs, to slow sensuous music. We look forward to our weeks’ music group with Joan. Thank you Joan.”

Feedback from class after research

Various Parents

“Excellent fun and Bea has thoroughly enjoyed the singing, instruments and actions. Great to see and meet other mums and their kids; Joan is fab.” Teresa and Beatrice

“Great opportunity to share a learning experience with my grandson. He loves to practice and sing the songs in the week.” Unknown

Child Minder

“An excellent, fun and educational class. Fast moving class that doesn’t get boring for the children.”

“The class has increased my child’s communication skills such as waving, clapping and nodding whilst also enhancing good social skills like the ability to sit with other babies on command.

Birdie Small

Mum

“It is a lovely class which is good for the babies’ social skills and early learning. It’s also good for mums social skills as well!” Jane Dunn

Mum

“It’s really nice to meet the other mums with similar aged children. The music is always varied and easy to practice at home. Gracie is worn out at the end so it must be stimulating!” Jane Holdcroft

Child Minder

“It is a very good class to come to; Louise loves the bass which really helps at home when upset… she also loves the class whilst having a great time with other mums and babies.” Becky Hinton

Mum

“It has taught me fun songs to sing with my child at home” Susan Bowyer

Mum

“Ethan really enjoys it!” Karen Docksey

“Monty recognises songs and very often recognises the appropriate body part and action to accompany the music” Unknown

Parent

“Have a lovely time learning to play with my baby and meeting new mums.” Claire Brassington

Mum

“Ruby has learnt about rhythm, movement and loves watching the ball roll. We have enjoyed the instruments and playing with the parachute. I have also enjoyed seeing other mums.” Rachel Egson

Mum

“Just wanted to send a big thank you for all of your kindness and support. It was very much appreciated and thank you for being a very thoughtful, lovely lady.” Rebecca and Darcie

Mum

“Well what can I say. Just it’s been great! Both Taylor and Harley have thoroughly enjoyed the last 4 years. In you, I found a friend, someone to moan with, someone to laugh with and occasion someone to cry with, maybe one day you may well see us again for more music!!! Thank you for everything.” Paula, Taylor and Harley

Mum

“Both Anabelle and I thoroughly enjoy taking part in ‘Jolly Babies’. Anabelle really benefits in being with the other children and it has really brought her out of herself. We would both really miss the class!” Jemma Wentworth

Mum

“Henry loves ‘Boogie Babies’ and is now much more aware of music. Head, shoulders, knees and toes always gets a smile!” Joules

Mum

“Thank you for helping to make my little girl the confident and happy one that she is!” Bethan

Mum

“Thank you for the last 2 and a half years of fun and singing. We will miss our weekly lessons.” Sue

Mum

“Thank you for the music, we have loved it!” Beckie and Thomas

Parent

“Thank you for these lovely 3 years! We have some great memories!” Louise and Joel

Mum

 “The children love playing all the instruments but they have also learned to tidy away too! The grand finale was an array of beautiful twinkly lights on the ceiling which held the little ones in awe. It is a fabulous learning activity for all of the young children. Joan is the Pied Piper of music! All sessions are great and varied and organised in such a way that all children are involved in all activities.”

Unknown

Parent

“A very big thank you for all of your wonderful work – I can’t believe James has been coming for 4 years; it has gone so quickly! He has so looked forward to it every week and will miss you terribly. The classes have certainly helped his confidence and sense of rhythm! Thank you once again. Look forward to the twins joining next year!”

Ann

Mum

“Thank you for 3 memorable and wonderful years. We have had great fun with Isabelle! See you in September for another 3 years with Emilia!”

Cath and Izzy

Mum

 “Thank you very much for all of your hard work and everything you have done for me and Chloe. It has been very appreciated and we have loved it.”

Cheryl and Chloe

Mum

“Thank you for the lovely classes. I’ll miss you and hope you’ll be able to carry on such great classes. Best wishes for the future.” Andrea and Matthew

Mum

“Really energetic class today. All classes are greatly themed with lots of equipment and instruments! There’s lots of dancing and the music is very good.” Unknown

Parent

“Joseph really enjoyed the class, particularly all of the bouncing up and down. It appears to have helped him find his feet!” Unknown

Parent

“Pippa gets a lot form seeing her friends and joining in the songs. She particularly enjoys the musical instruments.” Unknown

Parent

“Excellent class – Henry really enjoys it; it has helped with development.” Emma Buyers

Mum

“Thank you for a lovely year. Looking forward to continuing with you in September with Eleanor.” Helen

Mum

“Thank you, Joan. We have loved the singing!” Spencer and Nana

Parents

Every child should, if possible be given the opportunity to go to Boogie Babies and Little Hands Music run by Joan Wallington. All three of my children went Joan’s Baby classes and then Little Hands Music and they are all now confident, happy little men. I attribute not only their sense of rhythm but the small life skills they have learnt, such as a simple please and thankyou to Joan. She manages to create a learning environment with a fun and relaxed atmosphere which provokes the children to get involved and participate.
Annabelle Hughes (mum to three boys)

Annabelle Huges

Parent

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