Lockdown Songs – Day 11

Hello!

I hope you’re keeping safe and well.

Today’s video is directed at walking children aged over 18 months (my Bobblers and Jumplings groups plus Reception children) and the actions mirror the pitch of the song. This song also works for babies if the parents can lift and lower the little ones (I do love an impromptu Mummy or Daddy workout).

Day 11 – Welcome, Jack In The Box and Goodbye Everyone

I’m loving receiving your photos and comments and discovering how your children are reacting to and engaging with the videos. Please keep them coming as they’re brightening my days.

A happy and engaged young man!

I hope you enjoy today’s video. The next one will be posted tomorrow and I’ll also post on Instagram (maxwellminimusic) and Twitter (@maxwell_mini) once the new video is on the website.

Jimmy, Max and I look forward to more music making with you tomorrow.

Take care.

Max

Lockdown Songs – Day 10

Hello and welcome!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s video. Did you get outside to jump in some puddles? I went out for a walk early this morning and discovered this enormous puddle. What fun!

An enormous puddle! What fun!

This video is aimed at all children from about four months upwards. The second song involves peekaboo, so you’ll need a scarf. Older children might want to take turns in hiding family members or hiding their favourite cuddly toy.

Day 10 – Welcome, Where Is Jimmy? and Goodbye Everyone

I hope you enjoy today’s video. Please keep your comments, photos and videos coming as they brighten up my day. The next video will be posted tomorrow and, as always, I’ll also post on Instagram (maxwellminimusic) and Twitter (@maxwell_mini) once the new video is on the website.

Take care.

Jimmy

Lockdown Songs – Day 9

Hello!

Hope you’re keeping safe.

Puddles

What a change in the weather since the weekend. Today is the perfect weather for jumping in puddles, which is the theme of today’s new song. The video is aimed at walking children but if you have younger children, bounce them on your knee until the ‘jump’: they’ll get to experience the beat and still enjoy the anticipation and joy of jumping.

Day 9 – Welcome, Walking In The Rain and Goodbye Everyone

I hope you enjoy today’s video and get the chance to go outside to jump in some real puddles.

Please keep your comments, photos and videos coming as they will brighten up this rather dull looking day. The next video will be posted tomorrow and, as always, I’ll also post on Instagram (maxwellminimusic) and Twitter (@maxwell_mini) once the new video is on the website.

Take care.

Max & Jimmy

Lockdown Songs – Day 8

Hello!

Hope you’re keeping safe and you managed to get out into the sunshine this weekend.

Today’s video includes a bouncing song. If you have older children and some space, they may prefer to gallop and walk during the second song, rather than sitting on your lap.

Day 8 – Welcome, See The Ponies Galloping and Goodbye Everyone

I’ve received more lovely comments and photos over the last few of days. One of my favourites was: ‘We had our own monkey on hand to join in today! Thank you, these videos are great!’

I hope you enjoy today’s video. Please keep your comments, photos and videos coming as they brighten up my day. The next video will be posted tomorrow and I’ll also post on Instagram (maxwellminimusic) and Twitter (@maxwell_mini) once the new video is on the website.

Take care.

Jimmy & Max

Lockdown Songs – Day 7

Hello!

Hope you’re keeping safe but still making the most of the weather during your exercise time.

Today’s video includes an action song. The little ones will need assistance but the older ones should pick up the actions easily enough. Enjoy.

Day 7 – Welcome, Roly Poly, Roly Poly and Goodbye Everyone

If you’re curious about who I am and the philosophy behind my teaching, please check out my ‘Meet Janey’ and ‘About Kodály’ pages.

I’ll post the next video on Monday. Keep safe and have a good weekend.

Max

Lockdown Songs – Day 6

Hello!

Hope you’re keeping safe.

Today’s video includes a bouncing song. However, if you have older children and some space, rather than sitting, they may prefer to walk or gallop during the second song.

Day 6 – Welcome, Clip Clop and Goodbye Everyone

I hope you enjoy today’s video. The next one will be posted tomorrow and I’ll also post on Instagram (maxwellminimusic) and Twitter (@maxwell_mini) once the new video is on the website.

I’ve received some wonderful comments over the last couple of days. One comment was ‘ the three song structure works really well. Gives structure and always something they will know.’ A recent highlight was receiving some short video clips which the mum has suggested I share here. The children are 20 and 45 months old and are getting familiar with my Goodbye song.

Please keep your comments, photos and videos coming as they’re brightening my days.

Jimmy, Max and I look forward sharing some more songs with you tomorrow.

Take care.

Jimmy

Lockdown Songs – Day 5

Hello!

Hope you’re keeping safe.

Today’s video is a tickle song. I know how much my son used to love his tickles and there’s nothing quite like a baby or young child’s chuckle. I hope this video brings some laughter into your home at this difficult time.

Day 5 – Welcome, There’s a Spider and Goodbye Everyone

I hope you enjoy today’s video. The next one will be posted tomorrow and I’ll also post on Instagram (maxwellminimusic) and Twitter (@maxwell_mini) once the new video is on the website.

I’m loving receiving your photos and comments and discovering how your children are reacting to and engaging with the videos. Please keep them coming as they’re brightening my days.

Jimmy, Max and I look forward to more music making over the next few days.

Take care.

Jimmy & Max