We were very fortunate that BAND (Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare) offered us the opportunity of a 3 hour Music Workshop with Bill the Music Man.
The babies really enjoyed Bill’s visit. They loved all the exciting new instruments he had brought for us to explore. He sang lots of our favourite songs and taught us new ones too – our favourite was ‘Alice the Camel’! We all joined in with dancing whilst Bill played his guitar.
The children in Twos room loved Bill’s visit too! Everyone took turns to explore the instruments he had brought in, such as the ukuleles, the bells and the shakers. Bill noticed the Wallace and Gromit display and followed this interest by playing the theme tune on his guitar. The children tapped out the beats in their names and they loved playing the instruments whilst moving around the room on the ‘Singing Train’.
The Preschool children also thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Bill sang Mr Clickety Cane, which is one of our Core Songs – they love the words and actions of the games Mr Clickety Cane likes to play, such as ‘wash your face with orange juice’ and ‘comb your hair with a toothbrush’! They also joined in enthusiastically with the Music Train around the room, whilst playing instruments. They were able to try playing Bill’s guitar and other instruments such as an auto harp, table bells and ukuleles. We sang lots of songs about feelings, with different tunes and tempos to match emotions, such as happy as loud and fast and sad as quiet and slow.
Thank you so much, Bill, we had a fantastic time – please visit again!