Sarah Tan is celebrating the New Year by bringing Jo Jingles music, movement and singing classes to babies and preschool children in Lincoln.
Local mum, Sarah Tan is celebrating the New Year by bringing much-needed music, movement and singing classes into the lives of babies and preschool children in Lincoln.
Sarah who lives in Lincoln has taken over a local music franchise business from Jo Jingles. Having previously taken both of her children to Jo Jingles classes Sarah was inspired by the difference it made to their early years’ development, so much so, that she changed career direction completely, from working in financial services as a mortgage adviser to singing and dancing with under-fives.
Sarah, who also took on the franchise to allow her to spend more quality time with her children, talks about the importance of regular exposure to music:
"Often the simple act of singing a song or moving to music is underestimated in terms of the dramatic impact it can have on children’s lives. Most of us instinctively understand that babies and toddlers react positively to us when we sing songs to them, but what we may not fully appreciate is how those endless repetitions of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little, Star' are a fundamental part of our baby’s mental, physical and social development, helping to 'wire up' their brains ready for speech development."
Sarah believes that more needs to be done to educate parents on the emotional and physical benefits regular exposure to music and song can bring to a child in the early stages of their development.
"Whether it is helping with balance and coordination, building social skills, language and speech, building self-confidence or simply strengthening the bonds of trust and communication between parent and child, music really does tick all of the boxes and more."
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I am proud of owning a business that Mums want to be involved in…….Running my own business is challenging, I have to be dedicated and passionate but also it gives me choices, I can decide if I want to take on extra work, I can plan my classes to fit in with my day and my admin can be done at my convenience. The only targets I would have to meet would be ones set by myself, although you do have to fit in with the class schedules and reports for Head Office.Liz Wilson, Poole