Bridging The Gap Class… A Huge Success

Our first class in the old people’s home was full of smiles, old and young.

“Thank you for Friday, both Jasper and I loved it.
The setting is beautiful, the numbers for the size was ideal. I felt by us as parents being on the floor with the children made us instantly more involved and when the smalls were ready they had the confidence to stand up, explore and join in.
It would be lovely to see similar faces and get to know some of the residents a little.
Looking forward to this Friday too.”

“…we really enjoyed the class and will be there this week. I think Oscar being a little older was more aware but certainly for Theo I hope he will grow up with the classes seeing being in the setting as normal.
The residents seemed really happy to see the children, a couple were really verbal about their enjoyment which was lovely.”

Bridging the Gap

A new music class starting at Colne View, Halstead. Set in this beautiful residential home with some of the more mature members of the community present, we’ll be up to our usual pre-school fun and games, singing, bubbles, instruments, props, and lots more …
Fridays 1:30pm (Starting 21st September 2012)

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Pictures from a visit to BUDS, a special needs play scheme in Finchingfield. We support this wonderful group every year with free music sessions. It was the usual fun and games for all the children attending. BUDS offers a much needed service for families in this area with special needs children. They offer these play schemes as often in the school holidays as they can.

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Bridging a Gap Between the Young and Old

We’re about to try something very new. After some consultation with our regular Mums, Cheeky Chimps Music are going to put on a regular class in a local old people’s home. The residents will be present at the sessions watching from the periphery as the usual fun and games take place. Everyone we’ve asked has been very positive and we think it could enrich the lives of the children, their parents and the old folk alike. Continue reading “Bridging a Gap Between the Young and Old”

Smartie Tube Fund Raising

We currently have Smartie tubes for everyone who comes along to Cheeky Chimps who wants to help raise a bit of cash for charity.  The good part is you can eat the Smarties; the best part is the tubes are a perfect size for your spare 20p coins. Every tube will hold up to £15 so hopefully we’ll be able to raise a significant amount for The Baby Isaac Fund.

We’ll collect up the tubes at our Summer Picnics or in September when our classes start again.

Lots of Fun at Little Legs, Bocking

If you are visiting this site for the first time after meeting me (Anita) at The Little Legs Festival, a warm welcome. It was a fantastic event, well organized and lots to do for everyone.  I have heard that it will be running again next year and will be even bigger and better.

Many of you came up to me afterwards and asked if I run a Cheeky Chimps Music class in Braintree.  At the moment, the answer is no however I would love to come to Braintree. If I can raise enough interest I’ll arrange something for September 2012.
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Little Legs Festival @ Bocking Public Gardens

Cheeky Chimps Music will be at the Little Legs Festival on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June 2012 in Bocking Public Gardens. Music sessions will be at 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm.

This event looks set to be a lot of fun with Peppa Pig, Buzz Lightyear, Face Painting, arts and crafts, giant sand pit and lots more…..

9.30 am – 3.30 pm
£4 per adult
£3 per child 1-4 year olds
Under ones FREE

Visit Crafty Moos in Braintree Town Centre or contact Lisa Hull on 01376 331926 for more details and to book your tickets.
Hope to see you there!!