Wiggle And Giggle Music class details and times, change from term to term depending on numbers. Classes are always run in the morning between 9:00am to 12:30pm. We have a maximum of 12 in a class to ensure each child is allocated an instrument.
BOOKINGS: To avoid disappointment PLEASE PHONE to check class details and times before attending as many of our classes are fully booked. Alternatively to book and secure a place immediately book a trial using the on-line booking system.
Our locations include:
Central Coast – NSW
- Woy Woy – The Beachside Family Centre, Woy Woy Public School
- Erina – Erina Leagues Club
- Wyong – Kids HQ
- Toukley – Club Toukley RSL
FURTHER VENUE INFOMRATION
To find out more about each venue and the facilities please see Our Partners. We are very grateful to all of our partners, without their support our class prices would be much higher.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Wiggling and giggling is just the start when it comes to our music classes.
At Wiggle & Giggle Music we aim to bring the best out of your child by singing, performing, playing instruments and lots more, but our ultimate aim is to simply have fun and enjoy music making!
Unlike other pre-packaged music classes, Wiggle & Giggle Music have designed their own unique program, specifically designed to meet the needs of young children. The program has also been designed using the feedback received from our clients.
Mum’s, dad’s and carers said they wanted us to provide a class that provided an experience that they could not give their child/children at home. So that’s what we did!
As trained and experienced musicians and/or trained teachers, Wiggle & Giggle Music teachers have the flexibility to tailor classes to the individual needs of the students, as well as being able to change course and “go with the flow” based on the dynamics of the group.
In consultation with early childhood experts and practitioners we endeavour to provide units based upon the latest research and studies. Focusing on language development, we use the speech pathology guidelines to ensure that your child will be working towards age appropriate language development milestones. Our teachers can also confidently discuss and if necessary refer you to a speech pathologist simply by observing your child in class and asking questions. Babies can be referred to a speech pathologist from as young as 9 months old.
Wiggle & Giggle Music also regularly seek and encourage feedback from parents and carers. This allows us to find out what the children enjoy the most and also gives parents and care givers the opportunity to suggest ideas or discuss any concerns they may have. This also ensures we are meeting the needs and expectations of all.
Through rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments and imagination your child will discover an exciting and enjoyable world of music. Based upon familiar rhymes, tunes and melodies, Wiggle & Giggle Music have created a whole repertoire of songs and verse revolving around the central themes. Classes cover a wide range of focus, from fine and gross motor skills, numeracy, rhythm and movement to singing, dancing and just having fun.
The use of traditional nursery rhyme melodies and verse allows the child to become accustomed to the pitch of the tune, whilst also learning new words and lyrics. Studies have shown that melodic and rhythmic repetition can improve a child’s learning capability, such as logic, language and sensory-motor skills and memory.
“Scientific studies have shown that children who have recited nursery rhymes in their younger years, end up being better readers and doing better in school [when they are older]. By being exposed to nursery rhymes, you are also teaching children to listen. The brain gets ready to read and translate from the heard word to the written word later on.”
Diamant-Cohen- author of the award-winning, infant and toddler early childhood literacy program called Mother Goose on the Loose.
At Wiggle & Giggle Music, we employ this method of teaching throughout the core units. Children are encouraged to clap along and respond to the music using movement and instruments. Just clapping along to a piece of music can increase the child’s capability to solve problems! There is also the social side of music making and we encourage children to interact with one another in their music making whilst learning important social skills such as sharing (especially when it comes to playing the instruments).
“Parents can make a powerful contribution to children’s language and communications skills. It’s enjoyable and is also helping them to develop literacy skills.”
Neil McClelland director of the UK’s National Literacy Trust
“A recent survey of 121 head teachers found that more than half said parents should be encouraged to teach their children nursery rhymes to boost their language skills. In 2001, a five-year study at London University found that children having fun, by enjoying nursery rhymes and songs was the best way to give them a head start at school.”
Daily Mail 2003
Singing nursery rhymes is such an important part of a child’s development, which is over looked by many of today’s parents in favour of toys the child can interact with. However it is this ‘interaction’ with parent and the rhyme itself, that can help the baby develop language and literacy skills. These are everyday skills needed to progress in education and society and are found to be lacking in a lot of today’s children.
Tony Stead, senior national literacy consultant for Mondo Publishing in New York, described research showing that in 1945, the average primary school student had a vocabulary of 10,000 words. Today’s child has 2,500 words.”That is disastrous,” Mr. Stead said. “So many parents are not reading to their children anymore.” A lot of problems, he added, come from children not memorizing rhymes, the bread-and-butter of traditional early children’s literature. “Listening comprehension precedes reading comprehension,”
These first few years are a child’s most important. It shapes who they become in later life, it shapes their character and through enjoying music, babies and children can improve their learning. Research shows children learn more in their first eight years than they do in the rest of their lives! That’s an incredible fact and we aim to make the most of it by teaching your child, not only the enjoyment to be had from music making but children will discreetly learn skills that will enhance their learning capabilities for life.
Studies have even shown that babies can ‘hear’ inside the womb and that they are already ‘learning’ and beginning to memorise rhythmic and melodic patterns in your voice and types of music that they are exposed to whilst you are pregnant. They’ve even found that babies can discriminate between different genres of music and even display a preference for music that they have been exposed to in the pregnancy. It is therefore important for this learning to continue after birth.
‘Every child is born with musical ability, but if it’s not tapped into early enough then it can fail to develop.’
Music Council of Australia
SO GIVE YOUR CHILD’S CREATIVE SIDE AND EDUCATION A JUMP START WITH WIGGLE & GIGGLE MUSIC AND START WIGGLING AND GIGGLING TODAY!