I think anyone who looks after a new baby quickly works out that singing, movement and cuddles are a winning combination! When my baby was little, I spent hours pacing up and down, jiggling her and singing the same song again and again until she settled to feed or sleep. The sling was a wonderful discovery for us, giving her a secure and familiar place to snuggle up close when she felt overwhelmed, and to watch the world from when she felt curious. As she got bigger and the sling became an integral part of our life, we realised how much fun you can have with games and songs in the sling. My baby is 18 months now and she shrieks with laughter if we go up and down with the Grand Old Duke of York, or sing tickling or peekaboo songs. It's such a lovely way to interact with her - face to face and close enough to kiss her or for her to reach out and touch my face. (Or attempt to steal my hat... Her favourite joke!) And the experience of singing for her must be richer for being so close in the sling - feeling the vibrations of my voice as well as hearing it and watching my face as I sing...
I have designed Sling Sing especially to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities for fun and interaction when we sing to our little ones in the sling. So there are songs with actions that work well with baby in the slings - both familiar and new songs. There's a fair amount of movement, to keep babies happy - quite a bit of walking round the room, and gently bouncing up and down, although all at your own pace of course! And there are lots of sensory experiences for the little ones to enjoy - like bubbles, colourful parachutes and scarves, and fun animal puppets… The class is very much designed to promote close interaction between child and parent, and there are lots of opportunities to make our little ones giggle!
What do you think? Does that sound like a class your baby or toddler would enjoy?