Last summer we tried out an art class with Busy Lizzy Family Club and so we already knew that the classes they run are excellent! So, when we were asked back to review another class this week, I was very excited.
Last time, Little Brother wasn’t even crawling and so the focus was all on his older brother. This time, with two of them running around, I was looking for a class that could accommodate both ends of the pre-school / toddler spectrum… and we found it in “Music & Drama”.
Billed as suitable from age 2-4, I wasn’t sure whether it would work for my 15m old. But I needn’t have worried. There were lots of younger siblings in the class (from a tiny baby right up to tots of Little Brother’s age).
Rachael, who runs the class in Reigate on a Friday morning, was brilliant with the little ones and pitched it perfectly to ensure they all got something out of it.
We started with a story and then moved quickly onto some songs: The Wheels on the Bus; Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes; etc. The room was soon filled with the sound of laughter and noise as toddlers shook their tambourines and bells enthusiastically, and joined in with the actions of the familiar songs.
My littlest is a HUGE fan of all things musical and gets up to dance at the first hint of a tune… He was there doing the actions to Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes and twerking away throughout the session. He’s got the moves like Jagger, that one…
Big Brother enjoyed the story (he’s my book worm) and they both got excited when the balloons came out (what’s not to love, right?) By the time all the children were sitting in a circle bouncing balloons on a colourful parachute, while singing along to nursery rhymes, we were having so much fun that we didn’t realise the time. Before we knew it, the hour was up and it was time to go home.
As time goes by, and the boys grow up, it’s becoming harder to find classes to captivate both of them. At 3 and a half, and on the cusp of starting school in September, Big Brother can be too boisterous for some activities; and at just 15m, Little Brother doesn’t have the attention span for others.
I thought Music & Dance was a great compromise for them both. A combination of stories, themed songs, percussion and dance, that kept all the children on their feet, throughout. Adults could join in with the shy ones, or let their children dance and interact with the other kids. There was a good mix of confident tots and those that needed a little hand holding, and it worked really well.
I’d definitely recommend Music & Dance to any mum in the Reigate area, with pre-school children. Busy Lizzy offers a wide range of classes for all ages, including baby classes, toddler classes and fitness classes for mums.
If you want to sign up to try out the classes, quote TOTSZERO for free membership (usually £25). This will give you access to discounted class fees, saving you £££s!!!
How it works, the options:
Pay as you go – buy a bundle of 8 x kids classes for £65 or 8 x mummy fitness classes for £72
Membership (£25 joining fee)
– Pick ‘n’ Mix (8 classes) costs £56 per month
– Unlimited costs £79 per month
Special February Promotion:
LOVE ME, LOVE YOU – If a member refers a friend they get a £10 Jojo Maman Bebe voucher and so does the friend who joins!
Plus, any non-members can come along for a trial class completely free of charge! Sign up here: www.busylizzy.co.uk/love