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News: Rhythm Time Babies & Toddlers sing ‘Hello’ to the Mayor!

Hello Campaign - The National Year of Communication 2011

Local mums, babies and toddlers at Rhythm Time met The Mayor of Solihull this week as they presented a cheque and musical instruments to representatives from the Speech & Language Therapy Unit of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Rhythm Time has been working closely with SLT Specialists at the Hospital to support the 2011 National Year of Communication’s ‘Hello’ Campaign. The campaign aims to increase understanding of the importance of developing good communication skills in children and young people.

Many of the songs and musical activities enjoyed by Rhythm Time children will be used at the Hospital to help promote early language development and interaction opportunities for some of their young patients.  

“We felt that we could effectively use the Rhythm Time class principles in the hospital to meet our aims and given that their fantastic resources are readily available and appropriate to a variety of ages and development stages, we were keen to work with Rhythm Time on this project” said a senior representative from the Hospital’s Speech & Language Therapy in-patient team.


Several of Rhythm Time’s classes have been raising money over the last two weeks to raise funds for the hospital to buy much needed resources for this musical initiative. Thanks to the generosity of the parents, over £1000 has been raised so far.  

“With minimal resources and funding, ideas are sometimes difficult to put into practice, so it is wonderful that we can offer support in this way” says Kathy Doolan, Founder of Rhythm Time.

For more information on the Hello campaign, visit www.hello.org.uk and for further information on Rhythm Time, contact Kathy Doolan on 0121 711 4224 or visit www.rhythmtime.net where you can also book a free trial session.

Posted: 13th Jul 2011

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