Newborn - 18 Months

 

The Kindermusik Village class provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all senses engaged. 

Kindermusik Village is for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers. It 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.

Village Curriculum Description

Age Range: newborn to 18 months
Class Structure: 16 classes in a semester with two different, eight week themes
Class Length: 45 minute class each week
Class Size: Class with no more than 12 babies with parents

What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class:

  • Variety of Music -- Musical diversity builds strong neural in a baby’s forming mind, which is why each Kindermusik semester contains an array of styles, sounds, and genres.
  • Instrument Play -- Age-appropriate experiences with child-safe instruments enhance a sense of rhythm and steady beat, develops a keen awareness of the distinguishing qualities of sound, and encourages spontaneity and creativity.
  • Dance -- A classroom full of baby and adult pairs dancing together helps a little body develop the muscle strength needed to crawl and walk and helps a little heart to fall in love with the sheer joy of responding to music.
  • Together Time -- A Kindermusik class is truly the essence of “quality time,” offering the parent a place to create special memories with their child, gain new insights into their child’s development, and nurture their child’s natural love of music.
  • Expert Advice -- A Kindermusik Educator explains “what-to-watch-for” every step of the way and how each activity enhances a child’s complete development.
  • Learning Continues at Home -- With the home materials, the learning continues at home with the child’s best teacher—the parent!

 

 

AUGUST-DECEMBER 

 

45 Minute Class

 

Do-Si-Do -- Pick up your baby and dance. Dance the Charleston, the Tango, and the Cha-Cha and learn why dancing with your baby helps develop vital learning skills—from head-to-toe. In this class, play a variety of baby appropriate instruments, a dance with fun props.

Home Materials: CD with songs from class, an instrument—Kindermusik eggshaker and scarf, a picture board book—Do-Si-Do—with lilting move-to-it rhyming text, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.

Download the Do-Si-Do journal free by clicking here Do-Si-Do Monthly Mini Themes:

  • Lessons 1-4: This is My Dance: Inspired by the Do-Si-Do storybook, we explore how steady beat and rhythm fosters your baby’s developing mind. A variety of classical and folk music opens the door to an engaging world of dance and movement for you and your baby.
  • Lessons 5-8: Toodala: It’s all about dance! We discover the tango, cha-cha, waltz, and others as we nurture our babies’ exploration through their ever-widening sense of the world.

 

 

 


 

45 Minute Class

Feathers -- The musical poems of Woody Guthrie, bird songs, and the naturally occurring sounds in nature help babies develop an early appreciation—and accelerated aptitude—for language, movement, and music in this class.

Home Materials: CD with over 25 specially-selected recordings from class, Kindermusik chimeball, a colorful picture book of birds—Feathers, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.

Download the Feathers journal free by clicking here Feathers Monthly Mini Themes:

  • Lessons 1-4: Up Up in the Sky: Flying high and swooping low, we enjoy imagining feathered friends as your baby discovers that high and low are about both sound and movement. Our bird friends also accompany us as we explore steady beat in music, dance, and poetry.
  • Lessons 5-8: Who’s Making All that Noise? Our feathery, flying journey is an opportunity to explore the long, smooth swooping sounds of flight and the short, sharp sounds of birds hopping and pecking. We also move and groove to the syncopated rhythms of jazz and discover the delights of moving fast and slow.

 

 

JANUARY-MAY

45 Minute Class

Cock-a-doodle-Moo! -- Hop on the hayride—it’s time to head for the farm! In this class, you will sing songs about the farm, including “Old MacDonald,” “Hayride,” and “Clever Cows.” You’ll engage in rituals and playful activities with your baby, including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time.

Home Materials: A picture board book with charming farm animals and the sounds they make—Cock-a-doodle-Moo, a CD of the songs heard in class, a Sunshine Jingle instrument for music-making at home, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall.

Download the Cock-a-doodle Moo journal free by clicking here Cock-a-Doodle-Moo! Monthly Mini Themes:

  • Lessons 1-4: You Are My Sunshine: We swoop up and we glide down; we stop and we go. Singing and moving to some childhood favorites as well as enjoying some new songs, we encourage and enjoy our little sunshines’ learning and development.
  • Lessons 5-8: Goin’ on a Hayride: We’re goin’ on a hayride visiting all kinds of places and animals on the farm. We listen for unique animals sounds, instrument sounds, and the sparkle and wonder of our children’s voices as they explore making their own of music.

 


 

45 Minute Class

 DewDrops -- Stop and smell the roses—and lily of the valley, and tulips, and pansies. In this class, parents and babies will play and move together to songs about flowers, such as “Jasmine Flower,” “How Does Your Garden Grow?,” and “White Coral Bells.” You’ll also hear traditional Irish music, dance a jig and move to the “Irish Trot.”

Home Materials: CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, a board book of colorful flowers—DewDrops, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall, and a Flower Bells instrument for music-making at home.

Download the DewDrops journal free by clicking here

Dewdrops Monthly Mini Themes:

  • Lessons 1-4: Down the Irish Trot: Dancing and singing to the songs of Ireland and England, we move and sing to teach our babies about high and low in pitch and movement. Hand-in-hand, we continue our travels through far off lands discovering steady beat - the underlying, regular pulse in music.
  • Lessons 5-8: All the Way to Galway: Follow-the-leader, partner dance, playing with instruments, and hide-and-go-seek all the way to Galway! We find all kinds of ways to experience duration (long and short), and tempo (slow and fast). When these babies are in Imagine That classes in a few years, these words become the musical terms of legato and staccato, lento and allegro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindermusik is much more than a weekly class and the At Home Materials you receive are just the tools you need to continue that one-of-a-kind experience together as a family. While we plant the seeds of learning through music in the classroom, you will use the At Home Materials in your home to cultivate lifelong learning.

Family involvement in your child’s learning is a fundamental cornerstone of the Kindermusik philosophy because we believe the parent is the child’s most important teacher and the home is the most important place for a child’s learning to take root and grow. 

What is included in the Village At Home Materials?

• Home CD – Feature all of the songs and chants from class plus more!

• Art Banners (two) – Aid baby’s visual and language development.

• Baby's Literature Book with delightful, colorful artwork.

What if I already have these materials?

$20 each  Sibling Kit:

Available to families whose older children have previously completed the exact unit. Please contact us with any questions you have prior to paying. When you pay the full materials fee, you will receive the full materials kit.

What’s in the Sibling Kit?

A sibling kit has an extra CD (different from the CD in home kit and a baby instrument)