Here, he was beating the drum & learning rhythms simultaneously.
I can't help but mention about Teacher Trina who leads & directs the music programmes. She's super patient especially towards my ever energetic boy. She reassured me that it's ok as he's showing his own creativity in a different manner & that even though he may not seem to be focusing all the time, he's learning in his own unique way. True enough, that night on the way back, he was actually humming part of the lyrics of a song she sang in class. In fact, even on the next day, he repeatedly sang one of the other songs we sang & mumbled some key words from the book they read together.
Next, Teacher Trina introduced the piano which is not entirely new to him since he has 2 toy keyboards at home. He was more fascinated at the numerous buttons on it though *faintz
Storytime was another segment of the programme & this was another of BB's fave since he has always been such a lil' bookworm. What struck me as the main difference from another music class (which he had attended almost a year ago) was the incorporation of music into daily activities. The theme for this week was Nature & thus, Teacher Trina had chosen a related book to read. As she read, she actually made use of the various instruments to incorporate sounds into certain parts of the story to make it more lively. Furthermore, she also played sounds of nature like running water & different animals for BB to listen & guess what they were.
There's also a Music Adventurers programme for children ages 4 to 6 years old. More information for the programmes can be found at Music Explorers Workshop & Music Adventurers Workshop respectively.
Look how attentive he is, a far cry from minutes ago where he was running around the room..lolz!
Teacher Trina even gave me other tips as to how to make music a part of our lives. For example, she asked me to put on some music while BB is going about his daily routines of playing, learning, etc. A little experiment mummies can try at home too. Let your child do some doodling without music. Then, turn on the music & give a new piece of paper for him/her to doodle again. You will notice that the colours or types of strokes used in both art pieces will actually be different.
When the class was about to end, BB refused to leave & actually wanted more. Teacher Trina was so kind to help us check if he could go to Kids' Atelier, a Reggio-Emilia inspired space designed for 6 months to 6 years old children, for a short playtime while Mummy toured the rest of the premises.
Mummies / Daddies with homebased work, if you have never heard of Trehaus, it's high time you do. It is Singapore's first co-working space with childcare & learning facilities. You can leave your baby or toddler with them for a couple of hours as you focus on your job next door yet check in on your little one anytime you want while the child-minders expose your kid to different sensory plays to stimulate their developments. As the drop-off service is also available to non-members, you can also get some errands done knowing your kid is in good hands. To name a few, there are the Arthaus & Dramahaus playtime. As the names suggest, one is an art workshop which make use of natural materials while the other is dramatic play.
His 'masterpiece' done during his short 'trial' at Arthaus <3Choose between private offices, semi-private dedicated desk or co-work space or you can also opt to rent their spaces for events, networking & parties. With the numerous 'Work' or 'Work + Play' packages catered for different needs, I'm sure you can find a suitable one >.~.
This shows the common area where parents & children can co-exist in harmony & one of the semi-private dedicated desks.
This is the adults only zone with meeting rooms for up to 10 people & fully equppied with projectors & whiteboards where members have full access to.
Spacious patio area ideal for networking sessions.
To find out more information, please contact them directly.
442 Orchard Road, #03-01
9843 8077 / 6816 2779
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm