Music Beat Kids – the home of Boppin’ Babies – stands out from the crowd of other children’s music groups in Brisbane due to their strong belief that music making and music games support early childhood development in so many ways. They know that babies and young children just don’t sit still for long enough to be ‘taught’ about music, which is why their groups are highly interactive and full of music and movement.
Singing and playing musical instruments
Singing and playing musical instruments helps babies and toddlers to connect with their immediate environment and also helps them relate to others. Music therapy motivates and enhances children’s cognitive, physical, emotional, social, behavioural and musical development.
Music Beat Kids’ music early learning program is designed by Registered Music Therapist and internationally-recognised music early learning researcher Dr Vicky Abad. Her research into music and childhood development informs all Music Beat Kids programs.
All Music Beat Kids group leaders are competent musicians and early childhood specialists who are able to focus on the relationships, interactions and learning outcomes that take place during each group, helping to maximise each child’s skills in these areas.
Music Beat Kids groups in Brisbane run from a flexible lesson plan, allowing facilitators to follow the children’s lead to ensure that each session is suited to the needs of participants, not driven by curriculum-based outcomes. All music is played live and is voice led. This is because research supports the use of live voice-led music when working with children under 5 years of age.
All music groups focus on child development while also providing a musically rich environment for early exposure to musical qualities that lay the foundation for music education when your child is older. Infants and toddlers ‘learn’ music best by immersion in live, high-quality music that is vocally led. This is what Music Beat Kids do best!
Music Classes For all Babies And Toddlers
There is much more to Music Beat Kids than just baby groups. Over the ten years that the business has been operating in Brisbane they have expanded their offering from the original Boppin’ Babies music groups for babies to include Rockin’ Tots and Mini Mus-Ohs music groups for toddlers, Pre-Prep Rockstars music groups for pre-schoolers, and Combo groups for families. This offers you the choice of either age-specific or mixed ages groups, so that you can choose what suits your child and family the best. Research supports developmentally specific music groups that allow your child to participate in age-appropriate activities in age-appropriate ways.
Music Beat Kids’ philosophy is that of a socially inclusive program. Because all staff are qualified music therapists, groups are able to include children who have special or medical needs, including children who are terminally ill. This gives your child and family the opportunity to participate in normalising experiences in your day-to-day lives. As your important role as the primary educator and nurturer is recognised and valued, parent interaction is encouraged at all Music Beat Kids classes. Parent-child relationships are nurtured by creating a space for you to be with your child in the moment, celebrating their successes and taking delight in just being with them. This involvement can empower you as a parent to make use of music in the home, giving you more confidence to use music outside of the music group.
Music Early Learning That’s Local For Brisbane Kids
Music Beat Kids’ flexible, child-centred programs are conducted within weekly classes held at community venues at Nundah on Brisbane’s northside and at Holland Park on Brisbane’s southside. They also offer classes in selected Brisbane childcare centres.
Location of classes is not the only thing that is local about Music Beat Kids. Music Beat Kids use all live and NO pre-recorded music is an integral part of the experience. Your child will experience the feel of the live music surrounding them and will not be subjected to imported American or other nuances of speech. This is what puts Music Beat Kids a step in front of other music classes for kids in Brisbane. You won’t find a higher quality music early learning program in Brisbane for your child than Music Beat Kids.
To find out more, please visit the Music Beat Kids website.