Do-Si-Do is a rich community experience of sharing and learning for you and your baby (newborn – 1.5 years) with extra emphasis placed on rhythm and movement. Central to this unit is the weekly use of your baby’s board book, This is My Dance, a move-to-it book featuring cumulative, colourful and rhythmically-driven bears who serve as playful models as we explore movement with Baby.
Your baby will hear, see and feel musical patterns as he dances with you to the Tango Cha-Cha!, Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin), Kerry’s Ten-Penny Wash (Virginia Reel), Mayo Nafwa and Can Ye Sew Cushions.
We’ll also explore a huge range of baby safe instruments including chime balls, scarves and baby bells and listen and move to a diverse collection of music including songs from Apalachia, South Carolina, Zambia, South Africa, Scotland, South East Asia and classical music such as Johannes Brahms’ Waltz in A-Flat as well as traditional nursery rhymes.
Classes commence on Tuesday 23rd April at Cooroy Library.
Click here for a class information sheet or email Verna to register and for more information.
What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class:
- Variety of Music – Musical diversity builds strong neural connections in a baby’s forming mind, which is why each Kindermusik term 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!