Level 2: "Our Time" (18months - 3 Years)
Upcoming Unit: Milk & Cookies
Saturday 9:30am - 10:15am
14 Week Term: 3 Sept - 15 Dec, 2018
*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.
Milk & Cookies — Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Baking cookies, eating cupcakes, blowing on hot cross buns, wiggling like jelly, going grocery shopping and making tea are all represented in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 1 ½ to 3-year-olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact your toddler.
Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class; two books—At My House and Milk & Cookies; a stir xylophone instrument; and a Home Activity Book; all arriving in a durable, insulated child’s lunch/carry bag.
Milk & Cookies Monthly Mini Themes:
Lessons 1-4: In My House: Engage your little helper in all the fun that can be found doing everyday things around the house – from cleaning to cooking to gardening and more! Music and lively poems add extra incentives to build, dust, and do the laundry together. Experience the highs and lows of music and movement to set the stage for future understanding of pitch in music.
Lessons 5-7: To Market, To Market: Pretend trips to the market in class will surely spice up your real-life shopping excursions, and light the spark of creativity in your young shopper. Songs, rhymes and instrument exploration focus on long and short sounds – musical concepts that will help your child understand musical note values in years to come.
Lessons 8-11: All Around the Kitchen: Your kitchen becomes a musical laboratory of loud and quiet sounds and exploration as we sing about hot cross buns, teapots, milk and cookies, and porridge. Rocking to French and Latin American tunes provide a quiet contrast to the excitement of popping out of a toaster and jiggling on the floor like jelly.
Lessons 12-14: Rise, Sugar, Rise: The more the merrier when it comes to household chores and music making! Celebrate the joy of home, good friends, and family while playing a variety of instruments, snuggling for a story and relaxing rocking time, singing, and coming together for one last rousing community circle dance.