Monday, 3 February 2014

Jo Jingles - Music, singing and movement! (review)

One of the best things about only going back to work part time is I still get to spend lots of time doing fun things with the children.  Princess and I are attending a concert on Monday but today little man got to enjoy some music time of his own.  We were invited to attended a Jo Jingles workshop of our choice and as Beckenham was the nearest to us we chose this one and were not disappointed. 

The class is normally run at Gambados at the price of £5.75 with free entry to the soft play area afterwards (normally £9.00)  which is already great value for money if you were thinking of going to the soft play anyway.  Due to flooding they are currently at Beckenham Spa, which still gives you free access to the spa's soft play area after the class but does mean if you drive in you have to pay a small amount for parking.

The class is a nice sized group that allows for a maximum of 15 children and lasts for 45 minutes.  The children have the opportunity to sing songs, play percussion instruments, dance and interact with the many props Jo brings along with her.  

Getting up close and personal with the Jo Jingles mascot 

Today's class included songs which taught about animals, colours and numbers with lots of movement, fun and laughter.  There was a clear structure and the children were given simple instructions of when to put things away, stand up, freeze, dance or sit still.  It was great to see all of the children (all below five) getting involved for the duration of the class.

When I asked little man what he had done in the music class today he said, "I huggled Jo, I jumped, you jumped with me and I was hiding in the picture, I was shy, I did ribbit ribbit and chooo (elephant) noises and played with my friends and I was shaking and banging."  I then asked him if he had a good time and with a big smile on his face he said, "Yes!"

Not only does Jo Jingles music class get my approval, but it gets little mans hands in face, too shy for photos word of approval too.

Jo Youll, Little man and I after class

For more information on Jo Jingles and find a class near you visit their website here.

We were given free entry to the class for the purpose of this review.

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