Friday, 5 January 2018

Fly me to the moon...

As Brand Ambassadors for Miniature Music, our first assignment was to test and review their brand new Music Bag Club. The idea is that you can hire a bag containing everything you need to recreate your favourite Miniature Music moments at home. For two weeks, you get all the puppets and props required to sing songs and play games around the bag's engaging theme.

We tried the Zoom Bag first, with Honey and Ace pulling out puppets and fabric then itching to get started straight away. I set us up to sing Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're Going to the Moon and we had lots of fun and giggles launching Kate the astronaut off into space and challenging ourselves to get her to fly higher or land in a specific place (Honey came out with some fantastic positional vocabulary here)!

Next, Honey asked if I could fold the fabric up into a little rectangle, which she then used as a pillow for Kate and tucked her inside the bag because she was apparently tired from all the zooming! This led to a round of 'Fly Little Astronaut' which Honey cleverly adapted from one of her favourite songs 'Hop Little Bunny'.

A while later, Ace picked up one of the star puppets and started chatting and singing to himself. He toddled over and gave me the other star so we sang 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and Ace improvised some actions.

As well as prompting songs and games, we also found the bag to be a great stimulus for conversation. We talked about space, pulled out our non fiction books to learn about planets and space travel and watched YouTube videos of rocket launches. The book that came in the bag 'Blast Off' was requested often too, with Kate being invited to listen along. We can't wait to see what's in the next bag!

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