Family Time is a wonderful opportunity for families with one or more children aged newborn – 5 years to attend a Kindermusik class together. This is a class where each child is welcomed and valued and family “together time” is celebrated and cherished. Activities are conducted in an open-ended, playful atmosphere designed to maintain each child’s interest and offer a variety of ways to explore each week’s theme with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Family Time classes create a foundation for musical growth and development as well as an opportunity for family growth and learning.
Classes are held on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am.
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Age Range: newborn through 5 years
Class Structure: 16-week semester
Class Length: 45 minutes each week
Class Size: 6-10 families with at least one caregiver per family
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 A Kindermusik educator explains how the musically based activities enhance each child’s complete development.
Learning continues at home With the home materials, the learning and bonding continues at home with the child’s best teacher—the parent!