A new music group for under-fives started up in Eynsham on September 14th 2016.
It runs from 10:30 – 11:30 on Wednesdays during term time at the Scout Hall in Back Lane (OX29 4QW) and costs £2 per family per session.
We start with 35/40 minutes of songs and singing activities and then there’s the chance for a natter over a cup of tea or coffee while the children enjoy free play with the toy musical instruments.
Fledgelings Sing is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
The next session takes place on Wednesday April 26th, after the Easter holiday.
Many of the songs are well-known, but I like to include some that are less familiar, or completely new, to keep things fresh. But all the songs are simple and very easy to pick up. In September, I introduced: “See All the Little Ducklings”, so we have sung that one quite a lot. In October I turned “Five currant Buns in a Baker’s Shop into “Lots of Conkers” and we made little shakers by popping conkers into yogurt pots. Last week I introduced “Little Snowflake”, which is in the library under the new category: “Winter”, along with some adaptations of more familiar songs.
There are lots of actions, a guitar and some colourful props. Most of the singing is unaccompanied, but we add rhythms ourselves by clapping, stamping or using maraccas. And it is all live.
The Scout Hall enjoys a central location, next to the Village Hall and opposite the car park serving the Medical Centre. There is space inside for pushchairs and prams. There is also a small car park for people coming from further afield.