Class Notes: Summer Part 2

Village (0-18 months): Busy Days Set your baby’s day to classical music. Each lesson features new activities and songs you can sing for all the places you go together–the store, the playground, the doctor, and more.    Our Time (1.5-3.5 years): Zoo Train Hop aboard the Allee-Allee O! Music, instruments, and stories will take us to polar bears, kangaroos, elephants, monkeys,… Continue reading →

Nursery Rhymes to Readers

How can Kindermusik teach my child to read? Simple answer: Nursery rhymes + rhyming songs + finger plays now = readers later. Long answer (for those who like research and detail): “…There is a strong relation between early knowledge of nursery rhymes and success in reading and spelling over the next three years…Knowledge of nursery rhymes… Continue reading →

What’s Happening in Kindermusik Our Time

April 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! AWAY WE GO There’s a little drum a beating…it’s my heart! Our entire lives, our heartbeat provides a constant sense of rhythm. It’s no wonder that we are all drawn to drums. Research shows that the act of drumming actually changes the chemicals in our brains, relieving stress and creating… Continue reading →


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What’s Happening In Kindermusik Imagine That

April 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! TOYS I MAKE By role playing with our stuffed animals to give them voices, movements and more, your child got a chance to develop her empathy skills. Preschoolers tend to see the world only from their own point of view. They can have trouble recognizing… Continue reading →


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What’s Happening in Kindermusik Imagine That

March 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! TOYS I MAKE, TRIPS I TAKE Here’s a fun word. Accelerando! It means “getting faster” and in music indicates a change in tempo or speed. This change can take place gradually or in certain parts of the music. Noticing the difference in these tempos hones listening skills as well as… Continue reading →


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What’s Happening in Kindermusik Our Time

March 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! AWAY WE GO Get out that yellow and green Activity Book and have some fun: Wheel Hunt Game, p. 20 Field Trip, p. 23 Follow the Chalk Road, p. 24 Listen to your 2nd Home CD and play together: Floating Down the River, Follow My Leader to… Continue reading →


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What’s Happening in Kindermusik Village

March 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! DEW DROPS REPETITION Repetition of experiences causes the connections between brain cells, the synapses, to strengthen, become stable and build Baby’s brain. TRUST The hello ritual develops emotional stability and a feeling of trust and well being between adults and babies. The first year f life is a “crucial… Continue reading →


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What’s Happening in “Village” Classes!

February 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! COCK-A-DOODLE MOO Youngsters always enjoy the opportunity for hands-on play with household items. As you make homemade instruments, remember that it is important for little ones to explore the texture, shape, and even taste of items, so be sure the items are safe and clean.… Continue reading →


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What’s Happening in “Imagine That” Classes!

February 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! TOYS I MAKE Open a book and open a new world. Our new book, If I Had a Big Blue Boat, not only helps us explore the sights and sounds of the sea, it helps our language and thinking skills. By reading together, your child… Continue reading →


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What’s Happening in “Our Time” Classes!

February 2014: What we’re doing and why we do it! AWAY WE GO Conversation Skills The echoing in vocal play begins as imitation, but can develop through improvisation on the part of the teacher or the children.  The exchange, whether imitative or improvised, allows children to experience the give and take of conversation.  This is… Continue reading →


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