Kindermusik Fall Themes

Here’s what your child can look forward to in Kindermusik this Fall.

 

Village 0-18 months: Feathers and Do-Si-DoDoSiDo

The musical poems of Woody Guthrie, bird songs, and the naturally occurring sounds in nature help babies develop an early appreciation-and accelerated aptitude-for language, movement, and music in this class. A CD with over 25 specially-selected recordings from class, Kindermusik chimeball, a colorful picture book of birds-Feathers, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.

Then pick up your baby and dance: the Charleston, the feathersTango, and the Cha-Cha. Learn why dancing with your babyhelps develop vital learning skills-from head-to-toe. In this class, play a variety of baby appropriate instruments, a dance with fun props. A CD with songs from class, an instrument-Kindermusik eggshaker and scarf, a picture board book-Do-Si-Do-with lilting move-to-it rhyming text, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.     

 

Our Time 1.5-3 Years: Wiggles & Giggles   wiggles & giggles

It’s all about movement (wiggles!) and fun (giggles!). Activities are designed to reflect the importance of movement in the life of a toddler. The songs and activities are about humor, laughter, silly sounds and words, and movement surrounding the ever-exciting themes of taking a bath, animal movements, and love for family and friends. Your double CD features 50 songs, sounds, and recordings of favorite activities from class; two story books-Watch Me! and Pete and P.J., to develop early literacy skills; Home Activity Book; and specially-made pair of zigzag blocks-instrument to develop rhythm and hand-eye coordination-all conveniently stored in a Wiggles & Giggles carry bag.

Imagine That 3-5 Years: See What I SawSee What I Saw

Books, storytelling, language, drama, puppets–these are all essential ingredients to the Imagine That! curriculum.  Each acts as a dramatic catalyst for integrating thematic songs, activities, events, and feelings.  In See What I Saw, your preschooler will use real experience playing in the park to create imaginative, story-telling scenarios with music. Each week provides your child one uninterrupted session of imaginative play that’s guided in a very specific, sequential way-with a special Family Sharing Time with you in the last 15 minutes of class. The music represents a variety of different cultures with songs from Ghana, Latin America, Greece, and France.  The At Home materials then invite the children to continue the fun and learning at home through the use of a Kindermusik clatter pillar, “Grasshopper Park” game set, two literature books, a Family Activity Book, and two CDs.

 

Young Child 5-7 YearYC2

Semester 2: Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first session-the glockenspiel-is a central focus this semester. While learning to sing a melody, and then play the pattern on the glockenspiel, we’ll delve deeper into the understanding of musical concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra-style music such as the William Tell Overture and Peter and the Wolf. Music appreciation and understanding continues with a complete introduction to the instruments-and the families in which they’re grouped-of the orchestra. Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, and Home CD of music from class.