Hi! I’m Doreen Laird

Welcome to my Jo Jingles classes in Londonderry, Limavady, Strabane & surrounding areas

Hi my name is Doreen Laird and I run classes in L’Derry, Limavady and Strabane as well as in and around the surrounding areas.

Prior to opening my business, I was a Development Technologist for almost 10 years. Then in November 2000 my first boy was born and I returned to work four months later. It was then that I began to re-evaluate my working life and I knew I needed a change. By sheer coincidence I read about Jo Jingles and I thought that’s for me!

Jo Jingles has given me a great opportunity to meet many fantastic parents...

Hi my name is Doreen Laird and I run classes in L’Derry, Limavady and Strabane as well as in and around the surrounding areas.

Prior to opening my business, I was a Development Technologist for almost 10 years. Then in November 2000 my first boy was born and I returned to work four months later. It was then that I began to re-evaluate my working life and I knew I needed a change. By sheer coincidence I read about Jo Jingles and I thought that’s for me!

Jo Jingles has given me a great opportunity to meet many fantastic parents and of course work with lots of children. It has also allowed me to share my love for music and to show parents just how much fun it can be making the sounds of jungle animals with their children, acting like a clown or just moving around like a ballet dancer. Children love this kind of interaction and believe me, in my classes parents are very much encouraged to get involved.

In September 2002 I started running classes and here I am mpre than 14 years later and still loving it.

At Jo Jingles we have many fun and educational experiences and if you don’t know anything about us you may want to read on!

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Jo Jingles offers fun, interactive music, singing and movement classes for preschool children…

With the help of our cheery mascot doll ‘Jo’ our specially trained and experienced class teachers run the most popular and established music and movement classes across the UK, Ireland and now Australia!

Lasting 30 to 45 minutes, our structured and interactive music and movement classes offer a fantastic educational activity for children from three months to five years of age.

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He is extremely friendly and actively participates in all of our classes. At the start of each session he welcomes all children with a smile, a wave and a cuddle. Then he might sing or dance or pretend to be a train driver, a monkey or even a teapot.

Sometimes he hides and we have to look for him. Sometimes he falls asleep and he needs some help to wake up. Sometimes he is shy and we have to encourage him to join in with the fun. But he always makes time for plenty of hugs and kisses when it’s time for the children to say goodbye.

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WHAT YOU’VE BEEN SAYING

Jo Jingles has been a life saver and really brightened up our Tuesday mornings.
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Jo Jingles has been a life saver and really brightened up our Tuesday mornings. We have attended for over a year and been to classes for two different age groups. My daughter loves the songs (we even play them in the car) and the classes are great - really interactive, fun and educational with different themes each week. I like the fact the class size is small and you get to know the other parents, and that the structure changes according to the children's ages to keep it interesting and help them to learn. Val is great with the children, and keeps the classes small so they feel very personal. It is great to see them all playing instruments from a young age - getting to know the words and actions for the songs, and really smiling at all their favourites.
I would really recommend Jo Jingles to anyone. I have been to a few music classes, and found some were just too large and the shyer or younger children were pushed to the back. Louisa has grown in confidence and loves to sing and dance - she is even developing some rhythm aged just 2 - thank you Jo Jingles!

Zoe Royle