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

Dream Pillow— This title alone brings images of rocking, cuddling, singing, and lulling to sleep.  But leading up to sleepy time are many upbeat and playful activities.  Babies and Adults will swirl to a dreamy cloud dance “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” They’ll also play baby appropriate instruments to “Aiken Drum,” and “Sarasponda.” Favorite nursery rhymes like “Wee Willie Winkie,” and “Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling,” are sprinkled throughout the classes. It’s easy to weave many of the class songs and activities into your families’ daily routines.

Home Materials:A board book that calms and relaxes—Dream Pillow Lullaby, a CD of the 30 songs heard in class, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy, and a baby bell for music-making at home.

Download the Dream Pillow journal free by clicking here

Dream Pillow Monthly Mini Themes:

  • Lessons 1-4: Meet Me in Dreamland:Dance, play instruments, manipulate humongous scarves, and rock with your baby to discover the delightful contrast between sound and silence. Familiar tunes and rhymes, as well as some new songs, will help your baby discover his or her very own musical instrument – the voice.
  • Lessons 5-8: Dance Little Baby!:Join in a musical ensemble of singing, movement, and instrument play as we sing, speak and dance to favorite nursery rhymes and other songs, from the lively to the dreamy. Our ensemble will range from one part (unison) to several parts (harmony), all sure to open your baby’s eyes, ears, and mind to the many contrasts and moods of music.

 

 

 

 

45 Minute Class

Zoom Buggy!Swoosh, vroom, and clickety-clack your way through this delightful unit. Babies and adults will dance, sing, and play instruments to the theme of being on the go. Chug around the room to the song “Little Red Caboose,” hold on tightly while “Riding in the Buggy,” and dance your way to “Zoom-e-oh!”  Engage in rituals and playful activities such as infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time.

Home Materials:Colorful board book of different vehicles—Zoom Buggy, a CD of the 27 songs heard in class, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens visions and promotes early literacy, and a set of shape shakers for music-making at home.

Download the Zoom Buggy journal free by clicking here

Zoom Buggy Monthly Mini Themes:

  • Lessons 1-4: Rumble-Squeak-Bump!:Chug along in a train, glide on a rocking horse, zoom in a fire engine, and bump along in a stroller to help your baby experience fast and slow movement and music. Through playful songs and activities, your baby will find delight in stopping suddenly and the anticipation of starting up again.
  • Lessons 5-8: Trav’lin ‘Round:Introduce your baby to the music of many cultures from Russia, to Indonesia, to Israel and more. Dances, lap bounces, and instrument play focus on the long and short sounds of music as well as the thrill of riding in a rocket ship and a canoe.

 

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.  You and your child will also discover plenty of implied movement activities throughout the semester with many additional movement concepts - like up and down - incorporated into the literature book. Favorite songs and activities from Hickory, Dickory, Tickle and Bounce include “Peek-a-boo,” “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” “Beat the Drum,” “Roll That Ball,” “Sulla Lulla,” and “The Blackbird.” 

All units in Village contain hallmark Kindermusik variety, including upbeat activities and an array of stimulating and age-appropriate objects and instruments for Baby to explore.  All activities, from the most intimate to the most rambunctious, are designed to help Baby move down that fascinating road of development.

 

 

 45 Minute Class

The Rhythm of My Day — This class will help you bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your daily routines.

Home Materials: CD of 27 beautifully arranged songs from class, The Rhythm of My Day—a  colorful picture board book with class themes, a set of Art Banners, and a young maestro tambourine instrument for music-making at home.

Download the Rhythm of My Day journal free by clicking here.


Download the DewDrops journal free by clicking here

With an introduction to sign language and highlighted by the concept of a family's daily rituals and routines, The Rhythm of My Day is designed to help parents incorporate music into many of the regular routines found throughout their daily life. Lesson focuses also highlight several other key concepts like diversity of sound, stop and go, syncopation, and singing.  Favorite activities and songs featured in The Rhythm of My Day include “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Golden Slumbers,” “Walk All Around,” and “Ally Bally.”

All units in Village contain hallmark Kindermusik variety, including upbeat activities and an array of stimulating and age-appropriate objects and instruments for Baby to explore.  All activities, from the most intimate to the most rambunctious, are designed to help Baby move down that fascinating road of development.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)