A social and sensory experience for you and your little one. Small children, parents and carers can join Wren Music to sing and share songs, play in a band and dance around. Explore songs and music from around the world together.
Your little one will play with different types of instruments and things that make sound whilst you enjoy learning songs from different countries. Little ones will explore the sounds of real instruments such as drums, violins and even accordions in a safe and fun way. There’s no need for you to be musical to come along. Making sounds together is a great way to bond with your little one as you have some dedicated time together. We are supported by a group of local volunteers who bring their experiences of childhood singing.
Our Sing and Play sessions also provide a sense of community, with the opportunity to connect with other local parents and carers. Our approach is friendly and accessible.
Sessions run once a week in Okehampton in 5 week blocks. Please contact us for the latest dates.
Location: Wren Music, Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR
Time: Friday 10.00-11.30am
Music Leader: Paul Wilson
Please note, there is a flight of stairs to reach the music-making space. If this might present a challenge for you please let us know. There is a safe space at the bottom of the stairs to leave buggies and pushchairs.
Sing & Play FAQs
How do children from birth up to 5 years enjoy a session together?
Wren’s music leaders are experienced at facilitating musical activities where people of any age can join in and participate. The sessions will include a range of activities as well as many different options for how to join in for young children at different stages of learning and development. For the very young, being stimulated by listening and watching along with a parent/carer is a wonderful way to participate, and for older children, there will be lots of opportunities to actively interact with each activity.
Can I bring my baby from birth?
Please feel free to bring your very young baby. From 3 months old they can handle the instruments/sound toys. If they are younger than that, they can listen and soak up all the sounds, but we advise they don’t make contact with the instruments/sound toys as they are not newborn approved.
What if my baby/toddler starts crying or gets upset during the session?
We understand that babies and toddlers can often be noisy and sometimes cry or get upset, so please don’t worry about this. We’ll do what we can to help you get your child settled and joining back in again and no one will mind.
What do I need to bring with me?
There is no need to bring anything. You are welcome to bring any snacks or drinks that your child may need during the session.
Will you make me (the adult) sing along?
We won’t make anyone – adult or child – do anything they don’t want to do! We gently encourage adults to participate if they wish to, as this can often help children to engage with the session, but it’s up to you.
Can I take photos and videos at the session?
We ask parents/carers not to take photos or videos that could include any children other than their child. So we will have a separate space in the room where you can photograph your child playing an instrument/doing another activity if you wish, and we ask that photos/videos are only taken in this designated space. If you do take photos/videos and want to share them publicly, you can tag us on social media.
I have another question.
Contact us to ask us anything!