Twistin Tots is a Derbyshire-based music group that runs classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers (ages 0-5). Classes offer a fun mix of rhymes, songs actions and props to educate your children and keep them entertained, as well as helping them to develop language, communication and social skills. All classes help to promote learning, co-ordination and movement in young children. Classes include many children’s favourite songs, including Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, Music Man and Horsey Horsey and parents are encouraged to join in to ensure that children get the most from classes.
- Twistin Tots – lively classes with mixed ages covering 0 – 5, with nursery rhymes, songs, action rhymes and a variety of exciting, educational and stimulating props
- Twistin Tinies – for parents/carers with children 0-18 months; these classes are much calmer affairs as numbers are restricted to 20.
- Twistin Tikes for ages 3-5 – classes aimed at the older age group, and which aim to make children school ready”. These sessions are delivered in nurseries where we hunt for bears, eat jelly, teach animals the alphabet, get chased by crocodiles and dance with the Funky Monkey, amongst other things! There are some familiar songs for those children who have graduated from Tots classes, but also new songs with new props and interactions for older children.
- We have also recently started offering these sessions in Care Homes – allowing our little Tikes attendees to mix and have fun with elderly residents.
Twistin Tots and Twistin Tikes classes are Pay As You Go (PAYG) classes and cost £4 per session, plus £1 each for any additional child. Discounts are available for advance bookings. Twistin Tinies classes need to be booked in advance. You can book in blocks of four classes at £28 for the block, or book in advance for the term (usually 12 weeks) at £5 /session. If you join mid-term, you must book ten sessions to qualify for classes at the cheaper price.
“Classes are fantastic. They encourage co-operation and social interaction and as well as this they are loads of fun. I have two children – a four year old girl and a nine month old son – and they both love it!”
Twistin Tots was founded in 2006 by local mum, Jacqui Davis, who has two children aged 12 and 13, both of whom attended Twistin Tots and enjoyed and benefitted from the classes. There are now two other staff, Jenny Cross and Lisa Leach, who also deliver classes, nursery sessions and parties.