Diddi Dance review and giveaway – Win 3 CDs

Talitha, Ophelia and I had great fun trying out Diddi Dance pre-school dance classes recently, along with Diddi Dance CDs which allow you to continue the fun at home. In fact, the CDs have pretty much become our daily soundtrack, with the three of us throwing shapes in the kitchen. Even Laurence has had a Diddi Dance-a-thon with the girls.

I got Talitha a simple CD player for her to operate herself and gave her my old CD case since I don’t really listen to CDs much anymore whilst she’s amassing quite the collection. She fastidiously puts each one in it’s place an clearly enjoys the autonomy this set up has given her.

We have had to agree to turn the music off during dinner time and we went through a period of time where she listened to nothing but the Diddi Dance CDs but now we’ve settled to a point where I’m allowed to listen to my music too (mostly folk) and sometimes we enjoy a bit of classical music on the radio.

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What’s great about the collection of original songs is that it’s not too kiddy or samey. It covers a variety of different dances and holidays. Our favourite tune has to be “What’s the time, Mr Wolf?” You’d have to be stone cold for this not to get you dancing with your kids, I reckon. We randomly break out into lines of it through out the day but then, I basically view life as a musical so maybe that’s just us.

Talitha is also fascinated by the songs that incorporate Spanish and French. She’s really interested in other languages at the moment, noticing when she hears other people speaking in an unfamiliar language or if we come across it in books we’re reading. I’ve been thinking about how to start introducing this a bit more into what we do day to day and these songs are useful, especially when counting.

Diddi Dance sent us the CDs before we went to a 45-minute class so Talitha enjoyed recognising songs in the dance routine. Ophelia was a bit too young for it at the time. It’s specifically aimed at 2-4 years, though am 18-month-old would happily get a lot out of it, I’d say. The teacher was warm and lively and there was a good mix of group and individual activities, with parents and carers encouraged to join in.

There’s good variety in the music, themes and moves as well as fun props like hoola hoops and shakers. It’s a good, active class. We all enjoyed it so much that I was even up for signing up along with a friend who’s daughter used to do it. However, scheduling conflicts and the fact that I don’t have a car got in the way. If you are looking for a fun preschooler dance class I’d definitely give this a look in.

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Diddi Dance is giving away a bundle of three Diddi Dance CDs here on the blog. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and comment with the song that gets you dancing every time (with or without your children!).

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Giveaway ends 22nd July 2016. Open to UK residents only.


18 Comments

  1. Tracy
    July 7, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    So funny as i watched the diddydance video thinking i should find out where my local call would be i realised i know some of those mums from my local south London playgroups… small world!

  2. Kim Neville
    July 7, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    The hokey kokee

  3. Fiona
    July 7, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Ah this sounds amazing! I bet ebony would love something like this x

  4. July 7, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    We do a lot of dancing to the Star Wars soundtrack (weird, I know)…

  5. July 7, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    This looks great. We all love dancing together! We have to take it in turns to listen to our own music too! 🙂

    What song gets me dancing? So many to choose from! I’ll go old school with “I’m in the mood for dancing!” x
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  6. Nicki Evans
    July 8, 2015 / 11:12 am

    Walking on Sunshine

  7. July 8, 2015 / 11:29 am

    They sound great and I love the way my kids enjoy moving to music. personally Dancing Queen is one of my favourites!

  8. kim plant
    July 8, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    sexy and I know it x

  9. Paula Readings
    July 8, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Agadoo , I know!

  10. Emily
    July 8, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Pharrell – Happy
    especially the clapping bit

  11. aj
    July 8, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    SWEET CAROLINE.

  12. Michelle Banks
    July 8, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    karma cameleon x

  13. July 8, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Your girls are SO CUTE! F absolutely loves dancing and music. She recently spent her birthday money on a personal CD player so that she can listen to her CDs (Taylor Swift is a current favourite – where did my baby go?!) in the car on holiday. 5 going on 15!

  14. Lucy
    July 21, 2015 / 8:54 am

    For us it’s the Muppet song that always get played on Friday evening on Radio 2 🙂

  15. Karen
    July 21, 2015 / 11:32 am

    ‘Let it go’ is still working it’s magic around here!

  16. Natalie Crossan
    July 21, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    Happy by Pharrell

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