Music2Grow and First5Forever – music for young families at Sunshine Coast Libraries

I am very excited to be partnering with Sunshine Coast Libraries to present a series of music and movement sessions for families with children aged 0-5 years at libraries across the Sunshine Coast as part of the First5Forever initiative.

Each session is a one-off Kindermusik class designed to bring families with young children together in a joyful, inclusive, music-making session. You and your little one will delight in singing, dancing, instrument play and together-time as well as take home ideas and resources for including music at home.Kindermusik

Monday 31st October – Caloundra Library

Monday 7th November – Coolum Library

Thursday 10th November – Nambour Library

Thursday 17th November – Kawana Library

Thursday 24th November – Maroochydore Library

Monday 28th November – Maleny Library

Monday 5th December – Beerwah Library

Sessions are provided at no cost to families however bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made at the Sunshine Coast Libraries website.

Did You Know?

Research shows that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years. During this time, 700 new neural connections are formed every second. These connections are formed through the interaction of genes and a baby’s environment and experiences, especially interactions with adults. These connections create the foundation for all the child’s later learning and behaviours. (1)

Music is unique because it is one of the few activities that builds connections across all learning domains. When children are listening to music and participating in music and movement activities, their entire brain is engaged – music stimulates pathways in the brain that are connected to all fields of learning.

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.

“Language and music are tied together in brain processing by pitch, rhythm and by symmetrical phrasing. Music can help familiarize students with connections and provides a fun way to acquire English.”(2)

Kindermusik classes at Music2Grow are a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joy of music and learning; they are an opportunity to share special one-on-one time with your child, to meet other families and to participate in a music-making community together. See our Class Schedule to find a class near you.

  1. Center on the Developing Child (2009). Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development (Brief)
  2. Lake, Bob (2005). Music and Language Learning. ESL: Journal, 22(5), 33-42