Music and Movement sessions
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News Update
Hello everyone, Toddler Jam is still on hold to further notice, but we are still planning to continue at Forest Gate Community Garden this summer 2018, so watch this space. In the mean time, please check out the songs and chords for your reference.

what is bee bee bumble beat...

Bee bee bumble bee, can you sing your name for me? That is how we start our babies and young children's music group. Bee Bee Bumble Beat offers interactive music sessions for children under 5 and their parents/careers.

why it is important...

Whether or not listening to Mozart while you are pregnant makes your baby more intelligent, playing and singing nursery rhymes will help babies get a feel for the rhythm of language long before they can understand what is actually being said. Rocking or swaying your baby in time with music can be incredibly soothing and provides a great way to bond, and also helps to build baby's confidence and body awareness. Early introduction to music can kick start learning, serve as an important cue in a child's routine, and offer lifelong benefits. Music contributes to "a rich sensory environment." (exposing children to a wide variety of tastes, smells, textures, colors and sounds) - experiences that can forge more pathways between the cells in their brains. These neural connections will help children in almost every area of school, including Reading and Maths. Just listening to music can make these connections, but the biggest impact comes if children actively participate in musical activities.

not just nursery rhymes...

Singing nursery rhymes can help children leaning about numbers, colours, actions, imagination and more, but also helps for their everyday routine such as bed time, tidying up, brushing teeth, and repetition helps children learn. However, singing the same old songs can be extremely tiring for some, therefore Bee Bee Bumble Beat introduces you to a wide range of music starting from nursery rhymes, action movement, dancing and jamming with reggae, folk, pop, rock'n'roll to world music accompanied by an acoustic guitar. The set of songs are well organised each week including sitting in a circle, running round, action songs, signing (Makaton), jamming with instruments and dancing, and it is entertaining and engaging for both children and adults.