Learning Wonderland offers three types of session for young children:
- ‘Mini Movers and Music Makers’
- ‘Spellbinding Stories’
- ‘Thrilling Themes’
The ‘Mini Movers and Music Makers’ and ‘Spellbinding Stories’ sessions for pre-school children accompanied by their parents / carers will open in January 2020. These are held at Wombourne Methodist Church, 2:30pm-3:15pm, with refreshments on arrival served from 2:20pm.
Mini Movers and Music Makers
This fun-filled music time on a Tuesday provides opportunities for:
- Experiencing live music and Learning Wonderland’s repertoire of songs
- Singing, movement activities and playing instruments
- Exploring tempo, dynamics and rhythm
- Learning about different instruments and music genres
- Developing speech and language skills
- Making friends and working collaboratively
These story-time and activity sessions on a Wednesday provide opportunities for:
- Enjoying a range of fiction and information books
- Making friends, turn taking and working collaboratively
- Experiencing rhyming and rhythmic activities
- Introducing new vocabulary and promoting speech, language and literacy skills
- Developing cognitive skills and knowledge
- Improving hand and eye co-ordination
- Having fun and learning through play
Thrilling Themes are themed sessions for children aged 3 to 7 years (accompanied by their parent or carer), which take place during holiday time or festival season. Each session is unique, full of games, activities and stories. A wonderful opportunity for families to have fun and enjoy quality time together.
All sessions will led by Ruth who is an Early Years teacher and special needs instructor with over 30 years experience of working with young children. Ruth previously set up and managed Little Learners Nursery Ltd in Wombourne, which was judged as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2011 and 2016.
Live music is provided for ‘Mini Movers and Music Makers’ by Richard, a free lance musician, who is resident pianist at the Black Country Museum, Patshull Park Hotel, teaches and played for music time at Little Learners Nursery Ltd for over 10 years.