Collaborative Post Weddings are great, they provide the happy couple and each guest with the perfect opportunity to celebrate and have a fun-filled and memorable day. If you’re planning your big day (congratulations), you’ll want everyone to have the best time, leave smiling, and take away some great memories. It can be somewhat of a challenge to strike a good balance on your special day; however, with plenty of planning and preparation (that’s why you’re here, right?), you’ll be able to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and your wedding is a success.
I have always really loved music and had an eclectic taste from a young age. I notice what I listen to often changes with the seasons. Whilst rock and metal are my favourite genres, I find that I listen to more chart music in the summer. After all, in the summer I’m out and about more with my husband and it’s often feel-good pop songs on the radio when the sun is shining! Thinking back, there is always one song each year that really reminds me of that summer. Here I look back through the stand-out songs to me thinking back to summers gone and the memories that relate to them. View Post
Babies can appreciate music even when they’re in the womb. Seeing Autumn enjoy dancing to music is one of my favourite things. In recent months, we’ve made the move onto playing musical instruments together too. This is a brilliant way to help develop their language and listening skills. We’ve been hitting saucepans with wooden spoons and shaking rice in bottles for a while as well as attending various classes. However, Autumn’s first ‘proper’ instrument was a xylophone kindly sent to us to review.
Musical Bumps run music classes for babies, toddlers and beyond around the country. Based on the Hungarian Kodaly method of music teaching, they use a mixture of traditional favourite music, as well as less well known music from around the world. Through play, children can grasp musical skills and basic musical concepts, such as rhythm. We recently visited our local class at Dance Junction in Rochester, Kent. View Post
I don’t often have guest posts on my blog, however I’ve made an exception once again for Lauren aka. Musical Mum as I loved her post idea. The connections that babies make with music amazes me. I often sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when I was pregnant with Autumn, and once she was born, she seemed to settle better to that song than others. My husband is a big fan of the American drama series, Bones. As soon as Autumn hears the theme tune, she is distracted from whatever she’s doing and looks towards the source of the sound.