Mainly music runs each Wednesday morning during the school term from 9.45-11.15am at Glen Osmond Baptist Church (corner of Glen Osmond Road & Fisher Street, Myrtle Bank). The door charge of $5/family includes morning tea for preschoolers and caregivers. All welcome!
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Mainly music is about giving young children and their caregivers the opportunity to enjoy music, rhyme, rhythm, creative dance and more.
Preschool children will benefit from practicing different skills – like co-ordination, fine motor skills, gross motor movements, social interaction, while gaining an appreciation of music and musical styles, as well as developing their language.
It provides children with a structured environment and then gives them a time of free play.
Mainly music brings grown-up and child together for a time of safe interaction, and in doing so, teaching families some rhymes and songs that can be used at home to help with cleaning up, colours, counting, and more.
Parents also have the opportunity to network with other parents of preschool children, and families, to find a sense of ‘old fashioned community’.
There is also opportunities for families to be helped - practical needs such as meals, transport, help with shifting house, and babysitting.
Celebration of Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day - reminding parents that they are undertaking a very important role as parent.
There is an African continent proverb that says, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. mainly music provides that village.
The aim of mainly music is to provide an environment where preschool children develop skills to enhance their preschool education, through the use of music, rhythm, rhyme, and other music related activities with the participation of a parent or primary caregiver.
A quick overview
Started in 1990, mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the session, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialize with others. Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from a local church. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.