The Music In You
Dr Jen Wills Lamacq is a Child & Educational Psychologist with a special interest in parenting through the early years of life.
In these 90 minute sessions, designed especially for parents of children aged from 0-5 years, Jen covers some of the science about the value of music and the developing brain, offers some practical ideas about how to incorporate music into play and bonding activities, as well as offering space for parents to think and reflect about the role of music in their lives.
Although having been described as ‘a parenting class mixed with a TED talk’, the sessions take a very relaxed approach. Parents are welcome to bring their little one’s along with them, with venues generally providing some flooring and the chance for parents to get to know each other over some complimentary teas and coffees. There is ample opportunity for a Q&A with Jen, allowing parents a chance to ask about any aspect of early child development such as sleep, emotions, or behaviour.
The sessions can be delivered in-person or online. Online sessions see parents and toddlers physically attending the venue, with Jen delivering the session live via zoom.