Level 2: "Our Time" (18months - 3 Years)
Upcoming Unit: Wiggles & Giggles
Friday @ 10:30am - TBD
Saturday @ 9:15am
*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.
Wiggles & Giggles -- The more than 30 songs, 15 dances, and eight different instruments create these unique music activities, designed to reflect the importance of movement in the life of a toddler.
Home Materials: Double CD features 50 songs, sounds, and recordings of favorite activities from class; two story books—Watch Me! and Pete and P.J., to develop early literacy skills; Home Activity Book; and specially-made pair of zigzag blocks—instrument to develop rhythm and hand-eye coordination-all conveniently stored in a Wiggles & Giggles carry bag.
Wiggles & Giggles Monthly Mini Themes:
- 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 9-11: 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 12-14: 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.