Level 3: "Imagine That!" (3 - 5 Years)
10 Week Term: 11 Jan - 27 Mar, 2021
*Class size limited to 3 -10 children
His blanket becomes a superhero’s cape. A cardboard box doubles as her princess castle. Pots and pans become a drum set. And she sings all the time. Sound like someone you know? Every day brings a new discovery as your preschooler slowly opens the doors of individuality and independence.
Using the power of music, Kindermusik’s Imagine That! taps into your little child’s creative spirit and boundless energy and focuses on developing his learning strengths and self-confidence so he’ll be ready for school, prepared for future music lessons…or able to leap tall buildings. Each class will include the introduction to musical concepts (i.e. Staccato, Legato, Forte, Piano, Accelerando, etc.) through pretend play, a variety of music, instrument playing, singing, storytelling, and literacy. Parents are encouraged to attend the last 15 minutes of classes.
What to Expect
Encouraging aural awareness and introducing musical concepts through:
Pretend Play. Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, listening, movement and literacy aspects of each class. When based on a child’s real-life experiences, pretend play helps develop language, sensory, motor and cognitive skills.
Musical Variety and Singing. Activities include a mixture of musical genres and styles and provide a setting for your child to explore his many voices and to use a “singing voice.” Singing helps with memory and recall, physical development, creativity, and socialization.
Storytelling and Literacy. Each class is built on the development of a story, so you’ll hear preschoolers search for the word to say what they mean and try to keep up with their busy minds, emerging wants, needs, likes, and dislikes.
Parent Involvement. Children aged 3-5 are learning to be self-sufficient in a group setting of peers, while many times still needing the emotional security provided by a parent. He’ll experience both in Imagine That! Caregivers participate in the last 15 minutes of class. Plus the At Home Materials ensures the learning continues at home with your child’s best teacher—you!
Cities! Busy Places ~ Friendly Faces -- In this unit, sidewalks, elevators, skyscrapers, and world-traveling photographers are the theme. Learning through the pretend play that preschoolers adore, we'll be rhythmically busy playing storytelling games and handcrafting city "buildings" from wax paper at home so we can make a cityscape in class! This class allows children to musically explore and celebrate many of the aspects of living in a city, all of the wonderful sights and sounds, including silent statues as well as the complexities of the wonderful timbres that can be heard on the busy thoroughfares. In our story telling, we follow the adventures of a little boy and his dog, as they take walks through the city, and even what happens when the dog gets lost. Many types of people are found in the city, artists, musicians, and even mime artists, and we enjoy taking “photos” of all the people we meet.Plus every activity has some at-home adaptations so the parent can take part in the learning. With a pair of resonator bars as a featured instrument, and a multicultural, jazzy collection of music, preschoolers will develop the social and intellectual skills they'll need in school.
Home Materials: Two books - 'Razupazu Toto' and 'Down Our Street', Two Home CDs (a collection of multicultural and jazzy music heard in class), Family Activity Book, and a pair of resonator bars as the featured instrument.