We’re getting ready for a new term of music & movement fun at Music2Grow! Classes are held in Cooroy (Mondays & Tuesdays), Noosa (Wednesdays) & Buderim (Fridays). Click here for our class schedule.
Each age-appropriate unit (for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and big kids, 0-7 years) is packed with music, stories and activities to stimulate language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and inspire a lifetime love of music and learning!
Music2Grow: Term 3 Class Dates
Tuesdays (Cooroy): 12th July – 29th August (8-week Term)
Wednesdays (Noosa): 13th July – 30th August (8-week Term)
Fridays (Buderim): 15th July – 2nd September (8-week Term)
Unit Themes: Music2Grow
Kindermusik Term 3, 2016
Kindermusik Cuddle & Bounce for Babies (0 – 12 months)
Cuddle, bounce, and bop with your baby in our newest Kindermusik curriculum for young babies. Whether your baby is five weeks or five months, this class will be perfect for you! With age-appropriate activities for newborns, crawlers and walkers, this parent-child music and movement class will help you strengthen those early parent-child bonds, understand your baby’s development, and focuses on communication with your baby. You and your baby will enjoy instrument play, dance, exploration time, and together time—and you’ll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development.
Unit Theme 1) Old MacDonald
Hop on the hayride—it’s time to head for the farm! Old Mac Donald takes us there with songs and activities such as This Little Cow Eats Grass, Hop Up My Baby and Old MacDonald. We’ll engage in rituals and playful activities including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time as we focus on your baby’s developing listening skills.
Class story: Cocka-doodle-MOO!
Unit Theme 2) Nature Walk
Let’s explore the wonders and sensations of the outdoors! We’ll use our eyes to look all around, and our ears to listen to all of the sounds we hear. Plus, we’ll touch, and smell, and move, and play! There’s no feast for the senses quite like a Nature Walk.
Class Story: Nighty Night!
Kindermusik Sing & Play for Young Todders (1-2 years)
Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this music class designed to be just right for your young toddler. This Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child’s beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your young toddler needs to walk, run, and climb; and on vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice. With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you’ll be able to join right in with all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your young toddler learns on his or her own. Explore all the fun of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing with your little one with just the right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together time, and music and movement activities!
Unit Theme 1) Big Red Barn
An enduring favourite theme, farms (and all the moos, quacks, and neighs that come with them) are a reliable toddler hit! Packed with classic songs and rhymes such as ‘Little Boy Blue’ and ‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep’, Big Red Barn is a delightfully active unit. We’ll enjoy moving like animals, making animal sounds, playing instruments and exploring the opposing concepts of loud/quiet and fast/slow.
Class Story: I Went ot Visit a Farm
Unit Theme 2) Big Back Yard
Dedicated to the great outdoors, the environment, and our many animal friends, Big Back Yard is full of songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, musical stories & dances that will inspire you to discover, wonder and explore in your own backyard. We will enjoy pretend play as we become a growing tree, move like snails and grasshoppers, fly kites and wiggle our toes in the sand, all while developing your toddler’s gross-motor skills.
Class Story: In My Sandbox
Kindermusik Wiggle & Grow for Toddlers (2 – 3 years)
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each unit’s story.
Unit Theme 1) Colours & Shapes on the Farm
Everyone loves singing and dancing, but when you add a splash of colour and a farmyard of fun, it gets even better! Join us as we explore haystacks and hayrides, tractors, barns, and lots (and lots) of farm animals. This unit is loaded with delightful tunes and lots of learning. Find all the shapes on the farm; a round tractor wheel, triangle roof, rectangle barn door and more. There are dancing circles, old farm favourites like Old MacDonald and new favourites like Jenny Jenkins and Happy Pig.
Class Story: Jenny Jenkins
Unit Theme 2) Down on the Ground
In this unit, we’ll roll up our sleeves, get right Down on the Ground and take a good look around. We’ll engage your child’s natural curiosity as we hop like bunnies, scoot like caterpillars, scurry like squirrels, and even do a certain, familiar spider fingerplay. We’ll focus on the opposing concepts of High & Low, imitative play and your child’s emerging loco-motor skills.
Class Story: Listening Walk
Kindermusik Laugh & Learn for Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Each week in class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. Parents join class for the final activities. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning—and the fun!
Unit Theme 1) Around the Farm
Put on your overalls and grab your wellies! We are driving on down to Grampa’s farm as well as galloping, waddling, rolling, and scurrying to explore the movements and sounds of farm animals and life on the farm. While singing beloved songs and learning through both fine and large motor movements, we find out how our bodies can stop and go and keep a steady beat. We immerse ourselves in farm life through finger-play, rhymes, listening, and instrument play. We indulge a child’s natural love for animals by using our imaginations to connect with our furry, fuzzy, and feathered farm friends.
Class Story: Cows in the Kitchen
Unit Theme 2) In My Garden
The sun is shining, birds are singing, insects are buzzing and critters are sniffing, wriggling, chirping, hopping, and burrowing. We’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds to discover the hidden delights of our backyards through listening, singing, movement, and pretend play. Lesson activities will focus on developing your child’s musicality and creative expression. Come along—it’s a beautiful day In My Garden!
Class Story: Sweet Pea
Kindermusik for the Young Child (4.5-7 years): Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 begins with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we’ll learn a keyboard instrument—the glockenspiel—which will be used throughout all the Young Child classes. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities you’ll hear about from class, so your child—and you!—can learn where you’re most comfortable: at home.
Semester 1 Monthly Mini Themes:
Lessons 1-4: Music is Everywhere: We live in a world of sound. As students listen, learn and explore the sounds that are all around us, they are developing important skills that can enhance all later learning.
Lessons 5-8: Ready Steady Go! Musical beats can be fast or slow. They make our toes feel like tapping and our feet feel like marching. A steady beat is the underlying pulse of music and of life. Mixing up the steady beat into smaller and longer pieces give us music! We will listen to the rhythm of weather in the rain and wind and even a musical storm composed by Beethoven in his Pastoral Symphony.
Lessons 9-12: The Melody of Nature: Birds sing to us with many voices and songs. Melody is the part of music that we want to sing. The language of melody starts with games about high and low. Join us for songs, imaginative play and instrument exploration, all exploring MELODY.
Lessons 13-15: Glockenspiels – Pre Keyboard Skills! Musical learning for kids who are 4-7 is all about experiencing music through play and HANDS ON exploration. In this unit we use the pre-keyboard instrument called a Glockenspiel to organize and expand learning about steady beat, melody, and rhythm.