Kindermusik Our Time
18 months to 3 1/2 years
For the toddler, every day brings new discoveries and opportunities
to explore the world. Despite a display of independence, the 1.5 to 3 1/2
year old child still longs for the safety and security of parental
closeness. During this time, toddlers still relishes the comfort of the
familiar while also seeking the challenge of something new.
Kindermusik Our Time encourages children to be creative, to
initiate their own ideas and to respond in their own ways, while the
parents’ active participation gives the toddlers the security they need.
Playing instruments, singing, moving, and exploring uncover an engaging
musical world while building the toddlers’ confidence, self-control,
and communications skills.
What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class:
Instrument exploration and ensemble skill development —
Children will explore the physical characteristics and sounds of
age-appropriate instruments which will eventually lead them to discover
their potential for beat, rhythm, melody, and ensemble playing.
Vocal play — Through vocal play, toddlers learn to
form vowels and consonants, say words and phrases, and imitate rhythm
and vocal inflection. In Kindermusik Our Time, vocal play is presented within the context of songs, chants, and activities done in class.
Exploration Time — Children will love discovering specially designed instruments, textures, sounds, and movements.
Story time and early literacy — Listening to
stories enhances language and speech development and fosters awareness
of sounds, teaches use of language, and sends the message that words and
symbols have meaning. The same experiences that help toddlers learn to
read a book also help them learn to read music.
Movement Activities — Each class provides various
opportunities for movement such as synchronized movement, group dances
and circle games, and even expressive movement.
Together Time — Kindermusik is the essence of
quality time, allowing parents to make the most of the fleeting toddler
years, giving them the time and the tools to make music and memories
together in class and at home.
Expert advice — A Kindermusik educator explains how the musically based activities enhance a toddler’s complete development.
"My daughter loves music. Kindermusik teaches us both so much, has
been great bonding time since my husband and I both work full-time, and
has been great socially for both of us as well. I highly recommend this
to all parents!" Elizabeth
FALL SESSION 2017
Age Range: 18 months to 3 1/2 years old
Class Structure: 15 classes in a session
Class Length: 45 minute class each week beginning August 14
Register to save your spot for only $10 registration fee then four
equal payments of $60 (due at your first class, Sept 1, Oct. 1, Nov. 1)
Wiggles & Giggles
— The more than 30 songs, 15 dances, and 8 different instruments create
these unique music activities, designed to reflect the importance of
movement in the life of a toddler.
Lessons 1-4: Above the Sea: We’re on the sea in
boats and under the sea pretending to be fish! We’re splishing and
splashing to help us explore steady beat – the underlying, regular pulse
in music. Friendly water activities will bring the learning home from
hand washing to bath time, Kindermusik lasts all week long
Lessons 5-8: Down in the Meadow: We’re moving fast –
we’re moving slow! We explore tempo with our friends frog and squirrel
down in the meadow, hopping, singing, dancing, and playing.
Lessons 9-12: Riding Here and There: Whoa Horsey!
We are riding all around the countryside with lap bounces, instrument
play along, dances and quiet snuggles. Join us as we explore tempos and
patterns in music and everywhere!
Lessons 13-15: Love Somebody: We affirm how our
love for our children along with movement and play nurture their
learning in a profound way. In every Kindermusik class, there is lots of
cozy face to face time, singing, rhyming, dance and play.
Take a sneak peek into the classroom here!
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