Jingle Bugs

Jingle Bugs are fun, friendly, guitar led music classes for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years old, run by Surrey Arts

Themes and content

Classes feature an exciting range of instruments, props and resources which develop children’s natural love of music and enhance literacy, speech, numeracy, physical and social development, confidence and independence

Every fortnight, there is a new theme, related to your child’s world. The content of the class is tailored to your child’s age:

  • the baby class has many sensory aids (visual and touch, knee bounce songs and basic signing
  • the toddler class has additional movement songs, story telling and games
  • the preschoolers are encouraged to be more independent and world aware through song and movement

However long a child comes to Jingle Bugs classes for, they will always learn and do something new

Teacher and instruments

Jingle Bugs is almost entirely guitar led by Nina, a singer and Early Years trained teacher. The guitar is the perfect instrument for this setting because it accompanies without overpowering, keeping the focus on the voice and melody. The guitar can be used for dramatic effect with dynamic and rhythmic changes.

The children play a range of percussive instruments every week and experience all kinds of music, from Beethoven to Bowie, from Bach to Bjork!

Where and when?

Where: The Colman Redland Centre, Croydon Road, Reigate RH2 0NA

When: Every Monday and Wednesday morning following school terms

  • Monday 9.30 – 10.00am Babies (0 – 18 months)
  • Monday 10.10 – 10.40am Pre-school (3 – 5years)
  • Monday 10.50 – 11.35am Toddlers (18 months – 3 years)
  • Wednesday 9.30 – 10.00am Babies
  • Wednesday 10.10 – 10.40am Toddlers
  • Wednesday 10.50 – 11.35am Pre-school

Cost

Currently, 30 minute baby and toddler classes are £4.20 and 45 minute pre-school classes are £4.90

Your first Jingle Bugs session is a free, no obligation, trial — just come along for some musical fun!

Need more information?

Jingle Bugs is a programme that can be available for your venue, nursery or children’s centre. If this interests you, or you just want to find out more, book a trial session or check availability, please contact Surrey Arts on 01483 519303 or email: surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.uk