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Mini Mus-Ohs – 2.5 – 3.5 years

Mini Mus-OhsOur Mini Mus-Ohs music groups are for older toddlers who are ready to explore music and their world in more sophisticated ways using their imaginations, and are mini musicians in the making of course!

Sessions are structured to allow your child to move sequentially to more developmentally advanced tasks, within a supportive and predictable structure.

As many of children have been with us since they were babies, they will know this structure well and the transition to the ‘big toddler’ group will be smooth for them.

For parents it is the little things you will notice: how a song is presented differently, and how instructions are given rather than modelled. We use different movement songs that incorporate more complex planned motor movements, and instruments are played differently to maximise your child’s developmental gains.

Social awareness and emotional empathy through music

Mini Mus-Ohs music groups begin by welcoming everyone with a greeting song.

Now that your toddler is growing up and becoming socially aware of the other children in the group, we spend time during our greeting acknowledging our friends and asking about their feelings.

The children will often choose who we sing hello to next.

This starts to foster social awareness and emotional empathy through this simple music activity.

We also practice emotional regulation by sitting and waiting for a turn. As most of you know, in the younger age groups, there can be a lot of dancing and jumping during the exciting hello song!

Our big toddlers are encourage to sit and sing with us, so we are working on basic music skills as well as more advanced social skills.

Choice and decision making, a big kid task!

Your toddler wants to practise their new found independence but obviously their ability to do safely is still limited.

At music, they can choose songs and activities and also direct how we implement these activities.

In this group, your child is more involved in the decision making that informs the flow of the session.

Our groups are always child led, that is why we use live music and have highly trained therapists running the groups – so they can follow the lead of the children.

In the younger groups, this is very much the music therapist following the lead of the children.

At Mini Mus-Ohs, there is a greater collaboration of setting the parameters of the group together, as a team.

This also allows us opportunities to work with you little people on social skills, group skills and listening skills.

We all sit and listen to each other’s requests, and then we all participate in singing the songs together and respecting the choices of our friends.

Developing fine and gross motor skills

Older toddlers have greater control of their fine and gross motor skills and are usually pretty keen to move their bodies to music.

In this group, you will notice we do more purposeful movement to music.

Our Mini Mus-Ohs can control their bodies and move it discriminately. They can plan more complex movements, so we do lots of dancing that requires bi-lateral and cross lateral control, sequenced movements to music that require the children to follow two step instructions, and dance actions that require both fine and gross motor co-ordination and spatial planning within the same movement sequence.

So your child will get to practice their motor skills, motor planning, co-ordination, balance and spatial awareness, all while dancing socially with other children and moving to the beat of the music.

Musicians in the making

Mini Mus-Ohs play a range of instruments carefully chosen to support greater bi-lateral hand control, pincer grip and planned movement sequences.

We also choose quality instruments that produce lovely sound, as we know we are planting a seed with your child that will grow into a lifelong love of music.

Instruments include castanets, triangles and xylophones that require great pincer grip control; hand drums and woodblocks that require bi-lateral hand control and crossing of the mid-line; ukuleles and a host of other fun instruments presented and played in age appropriate ways.

Instrument playing and singing allow us to support these budding musicians to continually develop musical skills in beat work, pitch matching and melodic contour.

Fun exploration and imaginative play

We do not overload our Mini Mus-Ohs with pretty colourful props that do everything for them.

We use carefully chosen instruments and props that can be adapted in imaginative play and that encourage your growing toddler’s mind to develop creatively.

A ribbon can be a rainbow one minute and a horse tail the next! A parachute can be the ocean or the wagon we go riding in.

The opportunities are endless!

Finally, your Mini Mus-Oh will participate in regulatory activities that focus on helping them develop and master self-regulatory skills.

We conclude our groups with some book reading and singing, practicing numeracy and literacy skills and singing goodbye to our friends.

Most children play after music in the local park while mums grab a coffee and catch up too.

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Age Group Guide

Boppin' Babies Age Group

Boppin’ Babies: Newborns to 12 months

Enjoy a beautiful, gentle, relaxing and nurturing environment that focuses on fostering and supporting your relationship with your baby through musical play. Read More


Rockin Tots

Rockin’ Tots: 13 months to 2.5 years

What is a Rockin’Tot you ask? It is a tot that rocks of course! This age group has a greater focus on making music with the whole body and playing a wider range of instruments. Read More


Mini Mus-Ohs

Mini Mus-Ohs: 2.5 to 3.5 years

For older toddlers who are ready to explore music and their world in more sophisticated ways using their imaginations, and are mini musicians in the making of course! Read More


Pre-Prep Rockstars

Pre-Prep Rockstars: 3.5 to 4 years+

A super fun group with lots of creative play, school readiness activities and for the first time some formal music early learning to the program. Read More


Combo music group

Combo: Mixed age groups

We offer mixed age groups, depending on the location (see timetable). This is particularly attractive for families who want their children to stay together in the music group. Read More


Weekly Music Group Fees

Kids Music Beat weekly music sessions for children and parents are charged in 10 week terms, payable in advance.

A 10 week term costs $185.00 inc GST (= $18.50 per child, per week). Weekly groups run for 45 minutes. Family rates are applicable for families with two or more siblings over 12 months of age. Siblings under 12 months attend free of charge.

You can join a group at anytime during the term and you will only be charged for the remaining number of sessions of the term. Your fee will be automatically calculated for you when you Register.

If you cannot attend for the entire term you can purchase a three session Starter Pack ($70 inc GST). One Starter Pack per customer. Once you have completed your Starter Pack we require you to make a Term Booking or purchase a Casual ticket to continue attending.

Casual spots are available in classes that are not fully booked. Casual attendance costs $25.00 (inc GST) per session.

Make up sessions can be attended at any Kids Music Beat location within the same term as the missed session.

You can also Register for one $10 trial session if you are new to Kids Music Beat and would like to experience a group in action before signing up for the Term.

Any questions? We have probably answered them here.

Term Dates

Term 1, 2019: Tuesday 29 January to Friday 05 April

Term 2, 2019: Tuesday 23 April to Friday 28 June

Term 3, 2019: Monday 15 July to Friday 20 September

Term 4, 2019: Tuesday 08 October to Friday 13 December

Request A Trial Session

Join us for a trial!

Come along and enjoy a $10 trial session if you are new to Music Beat and would like to experience our music groups in action.

A trial session lasts for 45 minutes. You’ll be joining our regular Boppers so it’s a great opportunity for you to experience Boppin’ Babies, meet our group leaders, and see the smiles and giggles as the children enjoy themselves.

But don’t take our word for it, read what our happy parents say about our program.

To register for a trial session, select your Booking Location. Once you choose your preferred location and day you’ll be directed to a booking form.  Choose ‘Trial – I want to try before I sign up’ from Select a Package and complete the registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you and your little bopper!

Boppin' Babies testimonials
I take my granddaughter to Rockin' Tots. She absolutely loves it and cannot get there fast enough each Thursday. Penny is a wonderful teacher. She is upbeat, animated and lovely. My little tot loves her. Carmel Murphy
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