Moo Music is a Sensory, Music and Movement Group for babies, toddlers and parents. This week they held their class at Woodlands Care Home so our residents could participate, spend time with the children and even get some hugs in.
It is important to keep intergenerational connections alive. Many of our residents are parents and grandparents and some may not live close to their younger family members.
We wanted to provide that sense of family. Inviting the children to join us brings pure joy to everyone involved and our residents thoroughly enjoyed playing with them and making them smile.
These intergenerational moments offer a unique opportunity for both generations to thrive emotionally, socially, and cognitively.
Interacting with babies and toddlers can provide older individuals with a sense of companionship and purpose, reducing feelings of loneliness and depression. The presence of young children can bring joy and happiness to the lives of older adults. The laughter and innocence of babies and toddlers can brighten their days and create a more positive atmosphere in the care home.
Engaging with young children can stimulate the cognitive abilities of older individuals. Playing games, storytelling, and solving simple puzzles together can help maintain mental acuity and cognitive flexibility. Recalling their own experiences of parenthood and caregiving can help older adults exercise their memory and reminisce about their lives.
It was a very successful afternoon and we look forward to having Moo Music back soon to Woodlands.
At Woodlands Care Home, we offer a large play area in our private garden for children of loved ones to play in. This provides a safe and fun environment for young people to enjoy themselves while spending time with their older family members who reside at Woodlands.