Level 2: "Our Time" (18months - 3 Years)
Upcoming Unit: Fiddle-dee-dee (Part 2)
Saturday 9:30am - 10:15am
8 Week Term: 29 Apr - 22 June, 2019
*Class size limited to 4-8 children
A class for you and your toddler, Kindermusik Our Time encourages her to be creative, to initiate her own ideas and to respond in her own ways, while your active participation gives her the security she needs. Through class, you’ll uncover an engaging musical world while building your child’s confidence, self-control and communications skills. Each class will include: instrument exploration and ensemble skill development, singing and vocal play, story time and early literacy, as well as dance and movement activities which all focus on introducing musical awareness.
What to Expect
Instrument exploration and ensemble skill development. Your child will explore the physical characteristics and sounds of age-appropriate instruments which will eventually lead her to discover her potential for beat, rhythm, and melodic 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. Your child will love discovering specially designed instruments, textures, sounds, and movements.
Storytime 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 your child learn to read a book also help her 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 you to make the most of the fleeting toddler years and giving you the time and the tools to make music and memories together in class and at home.
Expert advice. Ms. Becca explains how our musically based activities enhance your child’s complete development.
Fiddle-dee-dee -- We'll meet many animal characters in our books, activities, and songs - each specifically chosen for a toddler's emerging interests and physical skills. With silly, bumpy lap bounces we'll help toddlers develop rhythm while further developing their ever-emerging language skills. With a special stringed instrument emphasis in the music from class, parents can bring home the violin, cello, and orchestra sounds to help their toddlers stay happy and engaged learners at home, too.
Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class; two interactive storybooks - This Little Piggy Played the Fiddle and Animal Serenade - to develop early literacy skills; Home Activity Book, and a pair of Fiddlestick instruments.