It is exciting when you realize your baby is responding to music naturally. You will LOVE the creative ideas that will have you and your baby interacting in new ways, drawing on the best in each of you. Our class times are structured enough for baby to become familiar with the patterns of creative engagement, AND flexible enough to let their individual personality shine in their own way.
This first year of life is the perfect time to stimulate your baby's brain with rich and complex music, let the music blossom within them, building a strong foundation for music and learning
Our Foundations Level provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that includes creative movement, vocal play, lap bounces, tummy time, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, your baby's growth and development are stimulated and all of his senses engaged.
The 2017-18 Kindermusik session include five unique themes and sets of materials:
"Do Si Do" - It's all about that MOVEMENT! We move to learn, so we can learn to move. Babies will discover which instrument make sounds when they shake, roll, tap and rub them. In this unit... Dancing with your baby is taken to a whole new level !
"Feathers" - The rich textures of Fall is deeply rooted in this music celebrating migrating birds, falling leaves, and our Native American heritage. Your baby will fly, flutter and nest... and pound her own beat with a variety of drums.
"Peas & Carrots" - This shorter unit in January is a quick dive into the musical world of foods with babies ! Mama Paquita will soon become your favorite dance with Baby, and you'll have several songs that make meal times more upbeat and joyful... Yes... even while nursing. This fresh Kindermusik unit comes with access to your materials on your mobile device or computer, full of researched development tips and activity ideas for you... (not tech for baby.)
"Cock-a-Doodle Moo" - Nursery Rhymes, farm animals, and the busy nature of the farmyard spring to musical life ! How does each animal sing "Good Morning!". OH... the delightful lap bounces will have you laughing, and baby will want to do them again and again !
"Dew Drops" - With the beautiful sounds of rain and wind, and the beauty of the blossoming flowers, you and your baby will find this music activities will have you feeling that you are strolling through the grand gardens of England and Ireland.
Our Foundations Level, for children newborn up to competent walkers, incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement.
Of course, Baby participates WITH their favorite adult partner(s), which may be mom, dad, a grandparent, or even a favorite aunt or nanny. We LOVE family involvement, so no charge for extra adults !
This article on my Musiconnx.com website, Village for Babies, includes a wonderful video about this program, as well as more details about the materials, and the themes coming up.