Zumbini® to combat toddler tantrums

This is a great article about a study which has shown how long-term participation in Zumbini® classes can help reduce the amount of tantrums had by children of 5 to 60 months!

Well worth a read if your toddler is having daily melt downs or if you work with small children.


View at Medium.com


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Hi all,

I completed my Zumbini training in London in May 2018.  I have been teaching Zumba Kids in English to my Spanish students for four years.  I really love the Zumbini programme.  It is such a fantastically fun, well-prepared, educational programme aimed at caregivers and their babies.  Will be teaching Zumbini from September. Can’t wait to get started!  If you have a little one in your care, check out: https://www.zumbini.com/, to see if there is an instructor near you.


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May 15 is International Family Day

Tomorrow is International Family Day.  We obviously need to be very sensitive to our children’s home situations but let the children celebrate their families big and small tomorrow.

This is quite a cute and easy song involving lots of family members living in their house.  You can change the song depending on the family set ups you know you have in your class, e.g. if a child has two daddies or two mummies:

“My daddies/mummies live in my house, in my house, in my house. My daddies/mummies live in my house and so do I.”

The children in my class love Jack Hartmann.

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Jump Start Zumba Kids & Kids Jr

Thanks to everyone for joining in with the Zumba®Kids at the end of the training days.

Here I am with my helpers Carolina and Laura in Madrid.

There were many of you on the Oxford Training Days asking how to become a Zumba®Kids instructor.  Luckily for you Zumba have now created Jump Start Zumba Kids and Kids Jr.  If you want to do the course you need to go online and request a training in your area.  They will email you as soon as they have enough people interested:





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Follow-up to Oxford Training Days

Hi all,

I am going to put links to the videos I mentioned as promised.

First is the one with Marc Prensky, who I mentioned. He was the first person to talk about the digital natives vs digital immigrants.

The next is my favourite Sir Ken Robinson.  He has so many talks on TED and I can watch the same ones time and time again and they still make me think and laugh!

And a more recent TED talk of his.





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Oxford Training Days

The Oxford Training Days in Spain are coming to an end.  Just Coruña today and Vigo tomorrow.  Plácido, Marcos and I have had a great time talking to teachers about competency-based learning and 21st Century skills in the primary English classroom. If you are near either of this weekend’s venues, it would be lovely to see you.

Here is a video of our day in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago.  We finished the morning with Zumba.

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Sorry to have been silent


Sorry to have not posted but I was locked out of my account!  I hope to post more.

Many thanks


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