My three children are now 6, 8 and 10 years old and the eldest started attending Jo Jingles classes when he was six months old.Read More...
My three children are now 6, 8 and 10 years old and the eldest started attending Jo Jingles classes when he was six months old.I think my second child still holds the record for being the youngest ever baby to attend a class at three days old!! My children just loved Jo! I couldn't keep them away and for seven years our house was full of happy songs and our car CD player only contained Jo Jingles music.
Everything about Jo Jingles is great. The fact that classes are accessible and friendly and affordable. The fact that every week is themed and there is a mixture of firm old favourite nursery rhymes alongside fun new children's songs. The fact that it is highly educational, well structured, carefully planned and thought through.it is fun for adults as well for children and is an excellent way to spend a quality 45 minutes with your child. I cant praise it highly enough.
My children benefited tremendously from attending classes. They learned how to sit and listen, how to participate, share and follow instructions ( and all this before they were barely able to walk!) They learned how to play percussion instruments, in time with the music and when to start and stop. To play quickly and slowly, loudly and quietly. As they progressed through the years they started to learn some music theory and were exposed to classical music and things like harmony. All of this I believed contributed to my children being early talkers , excelling at school and being very musical. My 8 year old is about to sit grade 1 music theory and grade 2 piano. The 10 year old is also playing piano and has been told he has potential to become an excellent drummer. The 6 year old is playing piano and loves to sing and can also hold his own on a drum kit. They all love rhyme and rhythm. Music features loud in our house!
It is true that we are a musical family and my children were always likely to have developed an interest at some point. But without Jo Jingles I doubt it would have happened so early. The classes gave all my children confidence in a group setting ( which definitely helped them when they went to playgroup and later school) and reinforced so much of what they were learning at home - numbers, colours, alphabet, days of the week, animals, vehicles, etc etc etc. Jo's repertoire is vast and hugely entertaining. If you havent done so yet,get yourself down to a class today!