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

  • Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce — Research shows the more you expose your baby to nursery rhymes and songs, the stronger those emerging language-learning skills will be. That’s why these Mother Goose-like stories and rhymes are the main theme of this class. Plus, you’ll develop research-proven communication strategies with your child through listening activities, speaking “parentese,” and sign language.

    Home Materials: CD of 33 beautifully arranged nursery rhymes and songs from class, a rhyming picture board book—Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce, a set of Art Banners, and a baby fish shaker instrument for music-making at home.

    Download the Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce journal free by clicking here.

    Hickory, Dickory, Tickle and Bounce is focused on further feeding a baby's language development through the rhythmic nature of nursery rhymes.  Y