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MINI-MUSIC MAKERS ADD A TOUCH OF GLASS WITH NEW SESSIONS
Tots from the North side of Sunderland will soon have the opportunity to turn tuneful, as early years development specialists Tiny Tweeties bring their unique brand of fun-packed learning through music to the National Glass Centre from September.
Tiny Tweeties will provide music-filled sessions based around regularly-changing themes each Friday at 10:30am from September 2nd. The 40-minute sessions are broken down into enjoyable sections which have been specially designed to engage children and their parents / carers.
Rachael Hair, who runs Tiny Tweeties alongside musician husband Chris Hair, says: “We’re especially looking forward to beginning our sessions at the NGC as it is such a creative environment, and will be our first and only regular session on Sunderland’s north side.
“We’ll be providing fun and action through our music, instruments and puppets, as well as valuable bonding time for parents and their children, which we have developed alongside our work with leading consultants from the field of early years education.”
Rachel Groves, learning and engagement officer at the NGC, said: “We’re really looking forward to working together with Tiny Tweeties, particularly given Rachael’s wide range of experience and background in primary teaching and special needs. We think it will fit perfectly with our aims of providing high quality activities for local families, and we’re excited to see how the sessions link with our exciting programme of exhibitions and displays.”
As well as running sessions at the NGC, other venues across Sunderland and schools nationwide, Tiny Tweeties are currently developing the first in a series of resource packs for education professionals, which will consist of practical engagement ideas for teachers, and an interactive CD of the duo’s music, which has been produced by Peter Brewis of Sunderland band Field Music. The pack is due to go on sale in October, when Rachael and Chris will also be travelling to Dubai to train teachers at an international early years conference.
Tiny Tweeties’ sessions at the NGC are suitable for children aged 0-4. Entry is £4 per child, and free for accompanying parents or carers (£2 per additional child). Refreshments are provided, and attendees do not need to book in advance. Visit www.tinytweeties.co.uk / www.nationalglasscentre.com for more information.
Tiny Tweeties’ sessions at the NGC are suitable for children aged 0-4. Entry is £4 per child, and free for accompanying parents or carers (£2 per additional child). Refreshments are provided, and attendees do not need to book in advance.