Cuddle & Bounce with your Baby – Kindermusik Mini-Term

Come and sing, dance, play and learn with us at a Cuddle & Bounce mini-term in Cooroy or Noosa, commencing the week of Monday 21st August. This 4-week Kindermusik class for you and your baby (newborn – 13 months) is a rich community of sharing with emphasis placed on sensory exploration, beat rhythm, movement, listening and bonding.

Cuddle & Bounce Mini-Term Class Dates:

COOROY: Tuesdays (Cooroy Library) 11.45am-12.30pm: 22nd Aug -12th Sep (4 weeks)

NOOSA: Wednesdays (The J) 11.00am – 11.45am: 23rd Aug – 13th Sep (4 weeks)

Special Introductory Price: $50*

Enrolment includes 4 x 45 minute classes, a Kindermusik CD, a baby-bell instrument or scarf and  Kindermusik@Home, your very own online resource with high-quality recordings of songs rhymes and listening excerpts from class, a beautifully illustrated, downloadable e-book, activities to do at home and parent information – all created to support the Kindermusik classroom experience and help you to bring the learning and fun home.

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Did you know? Musical diversity builds strong neural connections in your baby’s forming mind. Babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents smile more, communicate better, are easier to soothe and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music.

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Our Mini-Term Class Theme: Nighty Night!

The loving interactions that define your baby’s bedtime rituals are the inspiration for this unit. Enter the musical world of dreams and lullabies as we explore a variety of dreamy and playful activities with a special focus on your baby’s visual development. You and your baby will explore a wide variety of baby-safe instruments including baby bells, shakers, chime balls, clackers, scarves and drums. So slip off your shoes, take a deep breath and and share the ‘I love you’ of Nighty Night! by saying, playing, listening and singing with your little one. Class story: Nighty Night!

“The time I spend with my son in class each week is invaluable time spent one on one enjoying a playful and relaxed adventure in musical discovery together. It also provides my son Olivier with an opportunity to experience new ways of interacting in a group situation both with the adults and other children present.”- Jacasta B., Music2Grow Parent

What to expect at a Cuddle & Bounce class:

You and your baby will engage in a unique blend of musical learning activities that engage all the senses and stimulate your baby’s developing brain – promoting language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth. Our small-group classes provide a warm, personal experience where your baby’s unique responses and development are acknowledged and your role as your child’s most important teacher is supported and nurtured.

Kindermusik Cuddle & Bounce is a place where friendships and community are built and where the joys and challenges of parenting are shared and celebrated every week!

Have an older child or wish to enrol more than one child? To find out information for other age groups offered and to see our current Kindermusik timetable at all locations, click here.

Have questions? Contact us for more information.

* Special introductory price is for new enrolments only. Completed online enrolment form and pre-payment of full fee is required to secure your place in class. Min-Term fee is non-refundable. Make-up classes are available in Buderim should you need to miss a scheduled class for any reason. Minimum 4/Maximum 10 per class.

Music2Grow Term 3 2017: Announcing our Class Themes

We’re getting ready for a new term of music & movement fun at Music2Grow! Classes are held in Cooroy (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!

In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with your Kindermusik@Home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each unit’s story.

Music2Grow: Term 3 Class Dates
Tuesdays (Cooroy): 18th July – 12th September (9-week Term)
Wednesdays (Noosa): 19th July – 13th September (9-week Term)
Fridays (Buderim): 21st July –  15th September (9-week Term)

To see class fees and information on how to enrol, click the “Class Fees” tab. Enrol Nowgraphic_classes_wiggleinwinter2017-girl2_Australia_Kindermusik_Twitter_1024x512

 

Unit Themes: Music2Grow
Kindermusik Term 3, 2017

Kindermusik Cuddle & Bounce for Babies (0 – 12 months)
Cuddle & Bounce is a joyful music experience – a rich community of sharing and learning for you and your little one, with emphasis placed on sensory exploration, beat, rhythm, movement, vocal play, listening and bonding. Each week you and your baby will enjoy a unique blend of musical learning activities that engage all the senses and stimulate your baby’s developing brain – promoting language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth.

Unit Theme 1) Nighty Night!
The loving interactions that define your baby’s bedtime rituals are the inspiration for this unit. Enter the musical world of dreams and lullabies as we explore a variety of dreamy and playful activities with a special focus on your baby’s visual development. We’ll explore a huge range of baby safe instruments including baby bells, shakers, chime balls, scarves and drums. So, slip off your shoes, take a deep breath and share the ‘I love you’ of Nighty Night! by saying, playing, listening and singing with your little one.
Class story: Nighty Night!

Unit Theme 2) Mama Goose
Share the gift of language, song, play and movement with your baby in this playful unit based on the Nursery Rhymes of Mother Goose. You and your baby will enjoy a variety of songs, rhymes and dances that will help you establish an engaging, joyful, language-rich environment for your baby at home.
Class Story: Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Kindermusik Sing & Play for Young Todders (1-2 years)
Sing & Play provides a warm and welcoming introduction to music, immersing your young toddler in rhythm, song, rhymes, instrument play, movement and steady beat activities to nurture his growth and development. Class activities encourage your toddler to explore and experience music with their whole bodies and to respond in their own ways, while your active participation gives them the security they need to join in all the musical fun.

Unit Theme 1) Family All Around Me
For toddlers, ‘family’ is everyone who loves them – family, friends, and other loving caregivers who look after them and shape their days. Family All Around Me celebrates these bonds and offers lots of opportunities for fun, connection, movement and instrument play.
Class Story: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Unit Theme 2) I Can Do That!
There’s so much your little one still needs help with, but so many new things within their grasp! This delightful unit will help you to boost your child’s skills and confidence through a range of fun, musical, language enhancing activities. We’ll explore a range of age appropriate instruments including bells, drums, mini rainboshakers and scarves and introduce you to activities to support your young toddler’s growing body and mind network.
Class Story: Watch Me!

Kindermusik Wiggle & Grow for Toddlers (2 – 3 years)
For your toddler, every day brings new opportunities to explore the world – Wiggle & Grow recognises your child’s need for both the freedom to try and the assurance of your support. Class activities invite your toddler to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, social and communication skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills, while creative movement develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness.

Unit Theme 1) Family & Friends
Family, friends and music, three of the things that bring joy to our lives come together in this delightful unit. Listening to Grandma and Grandpa on the phone, feeling the energy of the market with Mama Paquita and playing along with classic strains of Handel’s Rigaudon are just some of the activities leading us to explore social development and pattern recognition in this delightful unit theme.
Class Story: Flip-Flap Sugar Snap

Unit Theme 2) Marvellous Me
At this amazing developmental moment, your child is basking in the comfort and security of your care but also testing the boundaries of his/her independence. Suddenly able to do so many new things on their own, they are still dependent on you for so many others. In Marvelous Me, we’ll move our bodies, use our senses, explore friendship, favourite things, and feeling good about all the amazing things your toddler can do.
Class Story: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Kindermusik Laugh & Learn for Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Laugh & Learn combines 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. Each week provides your preschooler with one uninterrupted session of imaginative, musical play that is guided in a very specific, sequential way. Musical concepts and skills needed to succeed in learning and instrument are gradually developed and reinforced.

Unit Theme 1) Let’s Play
Let’s Play mixes favourite toys of childhood with the magic of music and pretend play. A pretend walk to the park develops into problem solving, cooperation, and instrument play. Familiar childhood toys like teddy bears, Jack-in-the-boxes, balls, and spinning tops are nestled into this unit along with luscious vocal play with silly words and rhymes. Happy times are ahead as we take a ride on a train to help us learn about accelerando and about slowing to a stop. Lesson foci of pretend play, cause and effect and prediction, and learning in a group help you to learn about the ways children learn to create, assemble, and understand their world as they go about their play.
Class Story: Golden Bear

Unit Theme 2) Carnival of Music
Step right up to A Carnival of Music! Children are compulsive music makers – they hum while they play, sing along with the music in the car and love the opportunity to use wooden spoons and pots from the kitchen as drums. The music and activities in this unit will invite children to play and become comfortable with a variety of instruments; to expand their natural tendency to sing and move and support the development of a strong musical foundation for future enjoyment and pursuit.
Class Story: Shoofly Pie

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Kindermusik for the Young Child (5-7 years): Semester 3 continues on from Semesters 1 & 2. Appalachian music is a featured musical style this semester. First, you and your child will build a two-stringed dulcimer instrument with materials that we’ll provide. Then in class we’ll learn to play chords and simple melodies on the instrument you built together. We’ll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances. Your Home Materials include dulcimer-making materials, activity cards, and music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.

Music2Grow Awarded Kindermusik Maestro 2017

I am very proud to announce that we have been awarded Kindermusik Maestro status for 2017-2018, the highest recognition awarded by Kindermusik International. This places our program in the top 5% of Kindermusik programs worldwide and recognises Music2Grow for exceptional service to our local community.

Music2Grow Maestro Program 2017-2018

Thank you to all the wonderful families who have attended Kindermusik classes with me since our small beginnings in the church hall at Noosa Christian College back in 2009. In that time we have grown from one baby and toddler class held in Cooroy, to more than 10 weekly classes for children aged newborn – 7 years, in three locations across the Sunshine Coast, Buderim, Cooroy and Noosa.

It is my passionate belief that all children are musical and that music is a powerful tool for learning. As some of you know, I first discovered the benefits of music as a teaching tool whilst teaching English in Japan in the early nineties – yes, I have taught a whole generation of kids in country Hiroshima to sing “The Wheels on the Bus” with an Aussie accent!

I love the warmth and community of our small-group classes and the way the Kindermusik curriculum supports parents as their child’s most important teacher. It is what drew me to the Kindermusik program in the first place – that and the professional quality of the materials and curriculum which blends the music-education philosophies of Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodaly and Shinichi Suzuki with the developmental research and pedagogical approaches of Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori.

It is my great privilege to be able to share the joy of music and learning with my Kindermusik families each week – to witness musical skills blossom and learning skills develop and to see life-long friendships form. There is nothing more satisfying for me than seeing babies dancing in their mother’s arms or bouncing and clapping to the beat; hearing a toddler sing in class for the first time or watching a preschooler play their first notes on the glockenspiel. I look forward to many more years continuing to do what I love.

Verna (Owner/Educator, Music2Grow)

Enrol Now for Term 3 Kindermusik Classes!

Registration is now open for Term 3 Kindermusik classes at Music2Grow.

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We are looking forward to a new term starting on Monday 17th July with new units & themes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, newborn – 7 years.  Kindermusik is the perfect winter-time activity for you and your child – come and sing, dance and play with us in Term 3!

All new enrolments receive a Kindermusik CD to compliment the classroom experience!*

Follow the links to our Term 3 CLASS SCHEDULE and FEES and inclusions.

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Click on the links below for more information for your child’s age-group:

Cuddle & Bounce (newborn – 12 months)

Sing & Play (1-2 years)

Wiggle & Grow (2 – 3 years)

Laugh & Learn (3 – 5 years)

Kindermusik for the Young Child (5 -7 years): Second Year (Dulcimer)**

Enrolments will be taken on a first in, first served basis.  Some classes are popular and fill quickly so please register early. Enrolment is confirmed on receipt of a completed enrolment form and deposit.

Kindermusik classes at Music2Grow are hands-on, interactive, intentional time with your child – a place to play, learn & grow together.

“I see the blossoming growth daily in my child with the music and skills she has learnt through Kindermusik and a fabulous teacher.” – Julie M. (Music2Grow Parent).

“Verna is incredible with the children – she explains concepts so well, is very patient, friendly, calm and caring. She just has a beautiful way with them. The program itself is very well designed.” – Alison W. (Music2Grow Parent).

** Kindermusik for the Young Child is a semester-based curriculum.  This class is for continuing students only.

* Conditions apply. One CD per enrolment. Offer applies to new enrolments for Term 3 2017, paying in full for a term of Cuddle & Bounce, Sing & Play, Wiggle & Grow or Laugh & Learn classes at Music2Grow (Buderim, Cooroy or Noosa).

 

Music2Grow Family Class at Cooroy Fusion Festival

Music2Grow will be at the Cooroy Fusion Festival on Saturday 13th May at 10.00am in the Children’s Area. Join me for some free music and movement fun – perfect for families with children aged 0-5 years.

Music2Grow Kindermusik Class
10.00am at Cooroy Library (Children’s Area)
For parents with children aged 0-5 years. Free – no bookings required.

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The Cooroy Fusion Festival will be held in the Mill Place Precinct along Maple Street and is from 9.30am – 3pm. It promises to be a great family day out with workshops, performers, markets and entertainment as well as a food stalls and artisan market stalls – a great showcase of our local community. Click here to see the programme – http://cooroyfusionfestival.com.au/cooroy-fusion-program/

Look forward to seeing you there!

Enrol Now for Term 2 Kindermusik Classes at Music2Grow

Registration is now open for all Term 2 Kindermusik classes at Music2Grow. Classes are held in Cooroy, Noosa & Buderim. Click here for our updated Term 2 class schedule.

Kindermusik classes provide a warm and welcoming introduction to music, immersing your child in rhythm, song, rhymes, instrument play, movement and steady beat activities to nurture his growth and development. Small-group, weekly classes provide a warm, personal experience where each child’s unique responses and development are acknowledged and your role as your child’s most important teacher is supported and nurtured.

Enrol Now

5“Our educator Verna is terrific – she has a real way with children. I think Kindermusik is the activity my son most enjoys in his week. The way our class is set up I think is great for all kinds of kids – active boys like mine, and also quieter more reserved kids. I’ve recommended it a lot!” – C. Evans

Term 2 commences on Tuesday 18th April 2017, with new units & themes for babies, walkerstoddlers, preschoolers and big kids (newborn – 7 years). Each age-appropriate unit 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.

To see class fees and information on how to enrol, click the “Class Fees” tab.

Enrolment includes Kindermusik@Home, your very own online resource with high-quality recordings of songs rhymes and listening excerpts from class, beautifully illustrated digital children’s books, activities to do at home and parent information – all created to support the Kindermusik classroom experience and help you to bring the learning and fun home. Come and sing, dance and play with us in Term 2!

2017 – Term 2 Dates

Tuesdays (Cooroy): 18th April – 20th June (9-week Term)
Wednesdays (Noosa): 26th April – 21st June (9-week Term)
Fridays (Buderim): 5th May – 23rd June (8-week Term)

(Young Child 5-7 years) Mondays (Cooroy): 24th April – 12th June (continuing class)

No classes will be held on Monday 17th April, Tuesday 25th April or Monday 1st May.

Music2Grow for Preschoolers (3-5 years)

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Laugh & Learn uses songs, movement, instrument play and storytelling to stimulate your child’s joy of musical learning and discovery. Each week provides your preschooler with one uninterrupted session of imaginative, musical play that is guided in a very specific, sequential way. Musical concepts and skills needed to succeed in learning and instrument are gradually developed and reinforced. Parents and siblings join class for the final activities in a ‘sharing time’ where we offer 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 theme’s story. Read more about what we do in a Laugh & Learn class.

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Class Unit Themes for Term 2, 2017

Outside My Window
Look outside your window! There are raindrops to catch and snowmen to build, a rainstorm symphony to create and sunny-day games to play. Our class activities in this delightful weather-themed unit will help your child to explore rhythms and patterns, categorize sounds and highlight the musical concepts of crescendo and decrescendo – a creative environment with the perfect balance of repetition and variety to stimulate your preschooler’s inquisitive mind and strengthen neural pathways for learning.
Class Story: Rain Song

Home Sweet Home
Where do you live? Birds in the nest and ants in the hill, every creature has a home of their own. In this engaging unit theme focusing on the home, your child will be engaged in stories, finger plays, movement activities and pretend play around everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, building and working in the garden. Class activities will focus on singing, expressive movement, creativity, sequencing and building a sense of community. Class Story: A House is a House for Me

Term 2 classes will commence on Tuesday 18th April. See class fees and inclusions.

“Our educator Verna is terrific – she has a real way with children. I think Kindermusik is the activity my son most enjoys in his week. The way our class is set up I think is great for all kinds of kids – active boys like mine, and also quieter more reserved kids. I’ve recommended it a lot!” – Catlin E., Music2Grow Laugh & Learn parent.