3 Months ish! - 4 Years
It's Family Time: We're a Musical Family!
This class is perfect for sibling groups but children without siblings are very welcome too.
The mixed age provides a dynamic and integrated learning experience for everyone where the older children share their skills and successes and new learning and the younger ones are inspired.
In class our emphasis is on the building of confidence. Vocabulary is growing and we now focus more on musical concepts using signs as a guide and a memory trigger for the older children and as a starting place for the little ones.
Can you sound like an elephant or hop like a bunny? We encourage your child to discover an enchanting musical world building confidence, self-control & communication. Singing, rhyming & object identification foster language skills, supported by signing. Creative movement to various musical “moods” develops balance, timing & spatial awareness. Listening & turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills.
Each class lasts about 45 minutes. The hall is booked for 1 hour per class to encourage social time together.
What Families Experience in Class:
Singing -- From the first “Hello” song to the last “Goodbye,” exploring a variety of musical styles and genres leads children to find their own voice. Plus singing helps with memory and recall, physical development, creativity, and socialization.
Assorted Movement -- Whether moving as a family, as a class, or as individuals, Family Time movement activities enhance coordination skills, create opportunities for imitation and exploration, and give everyone something to smile, rock, bounce, or dance about.
Story Time -- Reading aloud to children stimulates their curiosity, expands their knowledge, and broadens their understanding of language.
Family Jam -- Children as well as adults will love selecting a unique instrument and joining in one big class jam instrument play along session each week.
Musical Concepts -- Fun engaging activities bring out the musicality in everyone, from the youngest member of the family to the oldest. Families learn more about music as they learn more about each other.
Expert advice -- Your teacher explains how the musically based activities enhance each child’s complete development.