Mum of two and ex-music teacher Katy Patchett is making the most of her past teaching skills by bringing the captivating sound of music and song to local preschool children in the area with her energetic Jo Jingles music and movement classes.
Katy hopes to inspire and mesmerise babies and young children with her bright and cheery ‘Jo Doll’ mascot which she will use along with a range of props, instruments and songs to encourage musical participation from preschool children and their parents
Katy is also a violinist and pianist as well as a graduate in Music and Education. Having always been a keen supporter of introducing music and song to children from a young age, she was also previously Head of Music at a secondary school in Rotherham for four years.
She said: “Research from scientists has shown that babies can remember melodies they have heard in the womb even a month after they are born, so you are never too young to start benefiting from regular exposure to music.
“Singing to your baby can also help develop the early processes that will give him/her the tools they need to investigate the world, such as language, creativity and social skills.”
Classes have a mix of instruments, props, singing and dancing to keep babies and children from 3 months to 4 years engaged.
They’re also a great way for parents and carers to make friends and meet new people. Classes run for 45 minutes each and all have a theme e.g. Jo goes in the Jungle. Children all use the same instruments at the same time, so learn about the instrument and different ways of playing it together. There are also lots of exciting props such as pompoms, parachutes, lycra and bubbles.
As well as classes, Katy and her mascot ‘Jo Jingles’ offer exciting and personalised birthday parties and playgroup, preschool and nursery sessions.
Classes are starting in Worksop at the Carlton Civic Centre this September with a free ‘launch day’ on Monday 7th September.
For more information go to www.jojingles.com/retford, call 079709 933858 or search for Jo Jingles Retford on Facebook.