16 months-4 years
Maxi Mice is our older group. It lasts for 45 minutes since by this age their stimulation can last a little longer. You may have noticed.
There’s lots of tickling, raspberries, clapping and jumping, as well as more calming bubbles and fairy lights and a touch of signing. That’s not to mention the range of instruments suited to the songs!
There will be plenty of variety from week to week to make sure your little one gets a wide range of musical play. This is balanced with the loose structure that children benefit from. We will always sing the same opening and closing songs with varying silly songs and nursery rhymes in the middle. We like to get the bubbles out every week and some swathe of fabric or parachute to wobble or hide under. In Maxi Mice, we focus on songs suited to this older audience and lots of movement. Be prepared to join in with the actions and rock out with them – don’t forget to bring your air guitars!
As well as having lots of fun and exploring music, hopefully children will start to pick up on different rhythms, tempos and moods. In time they will learn how different songs make them feel. It is amazing to watch little ones grow to discern whether a song makes them feel calm, or silly, or “rocking”. Then to choose songs to suit their moods.
Hopefully the grown ups will enjoy the Maxi Mice music too – we don’t think children need to have bad taste in music. We’ve tried to make music for the whole family to enjoy across a range of musical genres to introduce little ones to the variety out there. Who knows, your little one might surprise you with a love of rock, or funk, or country music!
Your first Maxi Mice class is free, so come and try it out!
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Please note: parents remain in a supervisory role of their little one throughout the session.