Making Music is Fun...
Making Music with Hartbeeps is Magic!!!
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Welcome to Hartbeeps...
Illustration by Elinor Caspi
'That introductory phrase has become ingrained in my mind, as I have been attending Hartbeeps in Elstree, run by Natasha Starr since the tender age of 12 weeks old. With branches all over the country, and soon to be unveiled down under in Melbourne, Australia, Hartbeeps has grown from strength to strength, inviting babies, toddlers and their parents into a sensory world of light, colour and sound. Creating portable wonderlands that can turn even the most mundane community hall into a vibrant seaside setting, or a rainforest paradise, or a starry dreamscape; Hartbeeps is based on the principles of Reggio Emilia, who championed a child’s ability to explore and express themselves via sensory experiences. Each week a new story is brought to life using practical, yet unusual props and puppetry to engage a child’s imagination with the characters at their fingertips.
Applying elements of music therapy against a backdrop of contemporary music, the Hartbeeps experience generates an interactive theatre for babies and children. Involving the parents in mimicking actions and singing along, further bridging the gap to create a wholly interactive experience for the child; the 45 minute sessions create a wonderful opportunity for bonding as child and parent alike escapes into a world of imagination'.
Classes suitable from birth to 5 years
sound play™ classes are delivered by our specially trained teachers.
At every class participants are transported into the world of the imagination, interacting through play (THE best way for young children to learn)
within sparkly, colourful and sensory environments.
professional musicians have spent the past 10 years developing over 200 songs, sound bites and soundscapes for the early years, which in turn have been timed, mixed and digitally produced to provide 'film' style backing tracks for every class.
We find that this specialist approach will optimise a baby/young child's ability to 'tune-in', enhancing their learning experience (uninterrupted) and providing a rich and highly interactive playground for the formative years.
“Hartbeeps delivers a new, exciting, educational class for young children. The atmosphere, creativity and enthusiasm is incredible. The combination of specialised technology and an ability to interact with the children allows the Hartbeeps team to create fun, magic and theatre which is the foundation of what we at Hamleys do on a daily basis. The synergy between the brands is perfect. The organisation is fantastic and the delivery is impeccable. We have to be honest and say that the only criticism we have is that a session has to finish!”
Grant Yuill, Marketing & Events Manager, Hamleys, St Enoch Centre, Glasgow
Hartbeeps had lots of fun taking part in this
Richard Reed called us the 'Zumba' of baby music!
Open and shut them rhyme...Hartbeeps stylee!
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Welcome Victoria to Hartbeeps Bishops Stortford & Harlow
Working with Kiddicare, Lakeside
Welcome Lorraine and Bryanne to Hartbeeps Southend-on-Sea
Welcome Anna-Belle to Hartbeeps South West London
Welcome Donna to Hartbeeps South Leicester
Welcome Laura to Hartbeeps Brighton
Diane to Bournemouth
Tania to Bedford
Spreading the LOVE down under
Hartbeeps Launches In Melbourne, Australia in Spring 2013
Welcome Merrin to our happy family....
Welcome Sharon and Lynne to Hartbeeps Harrow
Launching January 2013
Welcome Tania to Hartbeeps Bedford
Launching February 2013
We have been busy in session looking after our toys at the toy hospital and raising money for Children in Need...Thank you to all our lovely families for taking part
New TV show starts tonight BBC3 at 9pm. Look out for Hartbeeps!
Welcome NEW Franchisee's Liz Robertson to Bury St Edmunds and Ann Parker to Chelmsford....spreading the Hartbeeps love
"Dumpty dumpty dumpty dum"....look out....some of our new characters have started to arrive at Hartbeeps....see if you can spot them in class!
Meet 'Lola' she was a showgirl...well a show flamingo....she will be shaking things up in classes this term!
New In-Store Classes Start Friday 12th September at MotherCare, Edmonton
Contact Alison to book a space
TEL: 07786 082580
NEW sessions start at the Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow
Working with Hartbeeps has been like a breath of fresh air.
The enthusiasm, excitement and creativity which Jacqui and her team bring to the class each week, is simply amazing. St. Enoch Centre’s shoppers love Hartbeeps.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself and to Kim. Hartbeeps has given Emilia and I such fabulous memories and every time it was fun and engaging. We will truly miss those wonderful classes with Kim in Chiswick. I hope it is not the end, but Emilia starts full time in nursery and we will really miss it.
Hartbeeps is just so much fun!
16mth old and I have been going for over a term and she has really come
out of her shell, she is by far the smallest there but has no problem
participating. Every session has been really thought about in terms of
the music and how that can be used to create different play activities
with an amazing amount of props provided, each session is linked to the
Early Years Foundation Stage giving every child a chance to practice
things like co-ordination and fine motor skills among others. Everyone
can participate completely in their own way and create their own play
within an incredibly creative environment. I've been amazed at how
varied every class has been using so many different themes and tunes.
And also how it's been possible to bring in other themes like the
Jubilee recently while still maintaining a Hartbeeps focus. For example
the Queen became a Queen bee that all the children had to collect pollen
for. The structure for the classes
is also excellent with power-up tunes at the beginning and a beautiful
wind-down session at the end, before the tidy time!
Nicky, Hartbeeps Mummy – July 2012
Tuesday has quickly become my favourite day of the week thanks to Hartbeeps Babybells! Noah and I attend a class at Wendover Woods every Tuesday lunch time and it is the best hour of our week. The sessions are fun, interactive and informative. oah smiles the whole way through and loves looking at the other babies. I have also really enjoyed getting out and meeting some Mums with babies the same age as Noah as most of my friends all have children the same age as my girls. Hartbeeps run different sessions for different age groups. Babybells is for babies who are not on the move yet. It incorporates a bit of baby massage and some signing too and naturally lots of singing. Our teacher, Caroline, is really enthusiastic and makes everyone feel really welcome. As it is a session for young babies it is not totally full on and during the 50 minutes there are pauses where the Mums can talk and Caroline shares her wealth of knowledge about babies. Being a Mum herself she also has lots of funny stories to share about her boys which makes it a very relaxed and friendly environment.
The sessions are baby lead so if your little one needs a feed or change during the session there is no problem at all with you just stopping and doing what you need to. I have to say I have never attended a group like this. Hartbeeps wasn’t around when I had my girls, we did various things with the girls but nothing that was as fun or relaxed as this. I have purchased the CD so I can do some of the activities at home with Noah as he really responds to the music. Being only 17 weeks I can’t really sit and play with him as such, but Hartbeeps has given me inspiration to use puppets and music to entertain him with. I really feel like I have his attention when we play the music or attend the sessions and he seems really stimulated by it. After the session he is always very tiered and sleeps for about 2 hours. Thankfully it doesn’t affect his night-time sleep routine. I would highly recommend Hartbeeps sessions to anyone with a baby or small child. Everyone gets a free taster session and then you can sign up for a half term, or if you are like me, go straight in and book the whole term. I was in no doubt that I wanted to keep going so I booked the term in advance and got a CD for free. The teachers sell the puppets and music that are used in the class, if you are interested, but they are not in any way pushy with it. You often find money off vouchers or leaflets about other baby businesses at the sessions so it is also a good source for information. It’s a 10/10 rating from Noah and I
||Hartbeeps is quite simply brilliant.......I adored the wide variety of props you used and the quick pace of a large variety of techniques employed to hold the toddlers amazement and wonder......the end time of the session was so soothing, and every single little one participated in their own way.....well done. Not only is the whole concept 5 stars, but the 'facilitator' of the programme inspired everyone with confidence and excitment .......well done Hartbeeps! Roz Bradbury