Papa says we got to be fair. Lauren got to attend many fun classes when she was below 1 year old. Alexis, on the other hand has not attended any class.
Alexis was a preemie. I delivered her at 36weeks and I bed rested from 14 weeks all the way till I deliver. I took many medications and even had a cerclage surgery done at 14 weeks. Many times I asked myself if it is due to the fact that she was a preemie and also all the medications in the system, I find her slow in achieving the milestones. With social media nowadays, we can see what are kids around our child’s age progressing. I hate to admit but I do feel affected and stress certain times when I saw all the babies around Alexis’s age start to crawl and walk while Alexis is still trying very hard to sit on her own. I told myself as long as Alexis is healthy, I am fine to take things slow.
Alexis’s speech is better than her motor skills. She could call “Papa” at 6 months. Now she can say “Papa, Mama, Zei Zei, Apple”. I told myself her progress is different as her speech develops faster than her motor skills.
So for Alexis, I decided to let her try some classes. I know she is only 10 months old but like what Papa mentioned. I need to be fair. Alexis also hardly gets to go out so to have a class will make it like a mandatory outing day for Alexis every week.
As Lauren is having piano lesson at Medley Music School. I signed Alexis up for a trial class for Medley Toddlers. The class is meant for children aged 6 months to 2.5 years. A range of musical and social concepts are achieved in this programme using the Suzuki method. Songs, spoken speech patterns and movement are combined with the playing of a variety of percussion instruments. Each activity is presented so that toddlers at various developmental stages can benefit.
It was quite a full class and the children were all around 12 months to 18 months. Alexis was the youngest in class. 🙂 I felt so Kiasu.
The class started with parents singing along with the teachers and walking around in circles. The teachers will also use different musical instruments when singing different songs. They will encourage the children to try the musical instruments by asking them to take turns to come to the front.
Overall the class was alright, it feels like any class with music and movement. It does expose Alexis to music but I want to have a class with more activities.
For those who are keen to find out more. Medley is having 40% off for Medley Toddler class.
Medley Music School is located at
SAFRA Toa Payoh
293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Tel: 6353 4881