I’m very excited to announce that Music2Grow will be commencing Kindermusik classes at the Nambour Civic Centre in 2014.
Thursday 23rd January: 10.00am – 10.45am or
Thursday 30th January: 10.00am – 10.45am
Open to all families with children aged 0 – 5 years. Bookings essential. Places are limited so please book early.
Kindermusik classes will commence at Nambour Civic Centre (Top Level, Centenary Square/Currie St, Nambour – opposite the new Coles) in the week beginning 3rd February 2014. Click here to view our Class Timetable and fees. Click here for an Enrolment Form 2014 and Registration Policy 2014.
Contact Verna to book your free preview or for more information.
Music & movement for early learning & development
Kindermusik is child centred, age-appropriate and fosters a love of music, rhythm and self-expression in children aged newborn – 7 years. Small-group music & movement classes create a musical learning environment that is active, engaging and developmentally appropriate.
Music is one of the few activities that activates, stimulates and uses the entire brain. Music is scientifically proven to stimulate language-learning, including listening skills essential to early school success. Early literacy skills, such as phonological awareness, are improved with musical instruction. Early musical experiences are proven to advance memory, attention and brain development and have shown positive outcomes in the learning of early mathematics skills. Combining music with movement creates new learning pathways in the brain while also enhancing motor skills and physical development.
The advantages of small-group learning
Group learning helps children develop important social skills such as cooperation, focused listening, sharing, turn-taking and inhibitory control that will make the transition to school life easier. Gathering in a group to sing and learn is a positive way to lower inhibitions, build self-esteem and to foster a sense of inclusion.
A recent study conducted to assess whether structured group music activities have an effect, either positive or negative, on toddlers between 12 and 24 months old, found that: “…participation in four to seven music sessions significantly increased higher level developmental skills. Significantly more children in the music group demonstrated higher level music and cognitive skills than did those in the control group.”*
* “Effects of Parent/Child Group Music Activities on Toddler Development: A Pilot Study”, Jayne M Standley; Darcy Walworth; Judy Nguyen, Music Therapy Perpsectives;2009; 27, 1; ProQuest Direct Complete p.11