Drum Sing and Dance With Our Early Child Care Program
Just recently we had the privilege to visit The Little Village Early Child Care Learning Centre in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast and share our Drum Sing Dance Program with all the kids there.
We ran two days of our kindergarten/early childcare workshops. On the first day we did our ‘Groovers In Guinea’ program workshop with the kindy kids and pre kindy kids. There were over 30 kids in each workshop and they had set up a beautiful space for the workshop. All the kids were very excited about the drumming and dancing workshop and at the same time they did very well to stay engaged and focused.
Ensemble Of Tears
On the second day we ran a session for the babies and the toddlers.
Sometimes when we do workshops with babies, if it’s the very first time, one of them may start crying. This can start a bit of an ensemble of tears. We don’t take this personally anymore 😉
The educators and carers always do a great job settling everyone down and getting them ready for whats to come. In these moments, we always sing a song a song called ‘Douniyah’. Meaning ‘the world’ and we also play a rhythm call ‘Yankadi’. Which is very relaxing. By the end of it all the little ones have stopped crying and are sitting there wide-eyed and enjoying the music.
Working With Others
The whole early child care centre has a really relaxing and natural feel to it and when I was talking to the organiser afterwards they said they also work with the Wildlings crew. We also would personally recommend the Wildlings for any families looking for fun, active alternative programs, that get your children outside learning about the real world.
It’s always a pleasure working with like minded businesses with similar learning models. Kids learn best whilst playing and especially with drumming, singing and dancing!
Thanks for having us Little Village!!