Friday, April 07, 2006

Music with Margareta


Every Wednesday morning for the past 5 weeks we've been going to 'Music with Margareta' - half an hour of singing, playing instruments (shakers, eggs, drums...), listening to, and interacting with, music. Eddie's got a good sense of rhythm. He loved to watch Margareta play her many instruments. He also got along well with Lisa, who's holding him in the top picture - she works for the Coram Fields centre, where these wonderful activities take place!


Here, in mid-song, Margareta humorously asked Eddie if he wanted to move any closer...as he'd happily ensconced his head in the curve of her guitar! Another activity involved everyone holding a piece of blue silk, raising it up and down, and back and forth... Eddie would get very excited and sometimes crawl and hide underneath. We'd sing songs about ducks whilst making the toy duck bob up and down on the silk... eventually the duck would get wrapped up and go to sleep.

8 comments:

baker st jones said...

Margareta passes on special greetings to her namesake

gretta at lothlorien said...

Thank Margareta very much - we are a rare enough bunch. Of course I am a 2 "t" Margaretta. Wonderful to have such a resource there. Great to live in central London. I wonder if there are babies anywhere with such great opportunities for stimulation.

Megs said...

I love your blog Anita! It's so vivid, delightful and you-ish!! Thank you!!! I love the way you are so very proud of dear little Eddie. He's such a clever wee lad - even cleverer than he was when we were together in Australia in January! The picture of him under the lady's guitar is adorable. Love Megs
PS Remember our swim in the cool, refreshing ocean? THough it's spring here, the weather is icy cold still. I miss the Australian sun...............

anita said...

yes, it was such a gorgeous swim - and without the gorgeous little ones

Rachel Jones said...

I'm glad you find the two "t"s such a great resource, Mum.

Tom said...

Yes, anagrams, what have you, it must be a real godsend.

gretta at lothlorien said...

No, I have just had, since childhood, a sense that 2 't's' is the proper way to spell it.

gretta at lothlorien said...

Oh, I see, Rachel and Tom- you are teasing me. The resource I referred to was the music class.