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Heart.Beat. Newsletter. Middle of Term 3. 2019.

Your chance to win a $200 voucher to spend at Little Wiwa Play Mats. Winners of last newsletter competition announced. Details below.

If you missed the notification for what the children are up to in Term 3, click here.

Term 4 is just around the corner. We love Term 4 as it is concert term! If you've not yet attended a Mini Maestros concert, check out this Mini Maestros concert video.




Diving Deeper - Music and Mood Enhancement

Michelle Maglitto - Mini Maestros Williamstown & Hoppers Crossing


Diving Deeper


Music is a fundamental part of our society. Whether it be learning an instrument, dancing, singing or even just listening to music, most people experience musicality on a daily basis, and quite often it has been associated with comfort or relaxation. People's relationship to music varies, some enjoy playing music or composing songs, whilst others are simply comforted by listening to their favourite songs on the way to work or school in the car.

Music has the ability to influence the mood of the audience. According to research, even sad music brings most listeners pleasure and comfort. Most often we do not realise the value and impact of music on our emotions. It can be an easy way to manage not only our feelings, but how we function.




App Winning Entries

Here are the winning entries from our last competition. Congratulations Archer (left) and Ella (right) you have both won your very own Mini Maestros t-shirt from our t-shirt store! We will be in touch with details about your prize. Want your own Mini Maestros t-shirt? Simply download our customer app and head over to our store. Click button below.



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Learning Through The Body (Click Video)



We're sometimes asked why we have dance and movement activities in our Mini Maestros classes. Our answer is this. Children love to move their bodies. Learning through movement is a crucial part of children’s development. When children move and dance to music, it engages many different parts of the brain through listening, looking, feeling, and coordinating gross motor skills. Children can readily grasp abstract musical concepts when they experience them physically, such as marching to the beat, or moving up and down in response to changes in pitch. In essence, children need to move to learn.



Little Wiwa Mats


Little Wiwa Competition - Win a $200 Little Wiwa Voucher!

We recently came across these great baby and toddler mats called "Little Wiwas."

Little Wiwa mats are made using 100% sustainable and non toxic TPU foam and free from PVC, BPA and latex, making it a safe choice for little ones. They are thickly cushioned (15mm), comfortable for the knees and waterproof, making them a breeze to clean.

These plush mats are reversible, featuring two designs and colours to match your mood and capture that urban or playful feel at your choice.

For your chance to win a $200 voucher to purchase your choice of play mats, simply click the button below to send us an email with your answer. Please use subject line "Little Wiwa Comp" and in your email tell us the name of the mat that is depicted in the image above. The answer can be found on the Little Wiwa Website. The 15th correct entry will be selected as the winner, and will be notified and also announced in the next newsletter.


Fun Music Facts


Fun Music Facts

Thanks to 3MBS, here is another interesting music fact. This one is about Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. (1809 – 1847). He was widely known as Felix Mendelssohn and was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music and chamber music.

Somehow between all of his work as a composer, Mendelssohn was also an art enthusiast and would frequently paint watercolour pictures.




Do You Have a Story, 'Bumblebee Travels' Entry or Photo to Share?

We'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to share your Mini Maestros experience, have a parenting story or photo to share, simply reply to this email, or submit through our customer app, and we may feature you in the next publication.



Contact us at (03) 9850-5566 - Mini Maestros - 21 Bridge Street Bulleen, Victoria 3105 Australia