My three year old and I were lucky enough to visit the lovely Linda and Alison who are the operators of the Craigieburn Mini Maestros!
If you haven’t been, or even heard of a Mini Maestros class, I’ll give you a quick run-down.
Through music, these guys run structured programs for pre-school kids. They use music beats, rhythms and different dynamics to get kids focused on their development while they are having a bit of fun. Things like singing, dancing, playing instruments and musical games all stimulate creativity and imagination, while encouraging speech development, listening skills, social skills and physical skills.
Their programs are based on children from 6 months to 5 years of age and classes are generally limited to around 10 kids, which is great as so everyone has a go! They run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday but with the growing amount of interest in the area I understand they’re adding more days/classes from 2018.
It’s more than a bit of song and dance too – their programs are literature based and not simply thrown together! Their website has all this information and is definitely worth a read. Also, there’s a café right next door which serves great coffee for the mummy’s or daddy’s.
Check out their website for information about all their program and session times https://www.minimaestros. com.au/find/classes-by-locatio n/?location=367