Spring 2013 Themes

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 NEW themes begin the weeks of January 19-25

(mid-year makeup/bonus week January 12-18)

Spring 2013 Themes  

VillageVillage 0-18 months: Hickory, Dickory, Tickle and Bounce and The Rhythm of My Day 

Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce: Research shows the more you expose your baby to nursery rhymes and songs, the stronger those emerging language- learning skills will be. Includes CD, board book, picture cards and gripper shaker (shaker on a handle).

The Rhythm of My Day: This unit will help you bring  rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning Village2skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your daily routines.
At Home: 2 board books, 2 CDs, 2 sets of art banners, 1 gripper shaker, 1 mini-bell.

schedule for babies 0-18 months

 

 

 

 

OurTimeOur Time 1.5-3 Years: Fiddle Dee Dee  

Meet Rover the Dog and all his animal friends: cats, piggies, ducks, bumblebees, and every animal on the farm! We’ll meet many animal characters in our books, activities, and songs-each specifically chosen for a toddler’s emerging interests and physical skills. With silly, bumpy lap bounces we’ll help toddlers develop rhythm while further developing their ever-emerging language skills.

At Home: Includes: Double CD, 2 interactive storybooks, Home Activity Book, and a pair of Fiddlestick instruments.

schedule for toddlers 1.5-3 years old

 Imagine That 3-5 Years: Cities! Busy Places, Friendly FacesImagineThat

Sidewalks, elevators, skyscrapers, and world-traveling photographers! Learning through the pretend play that preschoolers adore, we’ll be rhythmically busy playing storytelling games and handcrafting city “buildings”. With a pair of resonator bars as a featured instrument, and a multicultural, jazzy collection of music, preschoolers will develop the social and intellectual skills they’ll need in school.
At Home: Double CD, 2 interactive storybooks, Home Activity Book, Resonator Bars, and a backpack for new students.

schedule for preschoolers 3-5 years old

 YoungChildYoung Child 5-7 Years

Semester 1: Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we’ll learn a keyboard instrument-the glockenspiel-in this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm.
At Home: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag.

Semester 4: This is the culmination of the 7-year Kindermusik experience! As your child is introduced to basicYoungChild2 methods of playing simple melodic patterns and songs on a wind instrument (the recorder), we’ll also incorporate the instruments, concepts, and songs from previous semesters. With a special emphasis on multicultural music, your child will learn to improvise and write music, as well as experience the musical styles of the Pacific Islands, Europe, and Africa; plus play special dances and children’s games from around the world, including Alpine dances, Mexico, and Ecuador.

At Home: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and soprano recorder. Prerequisite classes: Young Child 1-3 or advance permission

schedule for children

Family Time or Music for Aardvarks Mixed Ages 0-7 FamilyTime

Here, There, Everywhere: A visit with a friend, an outing at the park, a trip to the city, an afternoon at the aquarium, and a day on the farm.  Move like animals with this unit’s story Flip-Flap, Sugar Snap!  And follow a girl’s adventure as she loses her jambourine during the day’s outings and then finds it in the story Jingle-Jangle Jambourine.
At Home: 2 Books, 2 Home CDs, Family Guide, board game, and 2 jambourine instruments.

Music For Aardvarks songs uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children growing up today. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. The informal, spirited classes are geared toward children newborn-7 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more. It’s an interactive musical experience that the whole family can genuinely get excited about!

At Home: 2 Aardvarks CDs (vol 1 & 2) per family and 1 instrument per child.

 

 schedule of family classes

 

 

 Sign and Sing: 6 months-2 years

SignandSingSession A: Playtime and everyday items around the house-such as a ball, bubbles, and family members-are learning themes in this introduction to American Sign Language for a child and caregiver. Parents will benefit from the session’s four, research-proven strategies shown to speed language development in hearing children, developed by the child development and sign language experts Signing Smart™. With the DVD’s visual dictionary showing parents and children making over 60 signs, plus a pocket-sized set of flashcards of the pictures and the words of the signs, parents easily incorporate sign language into their daily routines, favorite nursery rhymes and stories.

Session B: This follow-up session to the first introduces more signs using animals and toys as a learning theme, and delves into a deeper understanding of the Four Keys to Signing Smart introduced during Session A. With a special focus on helping children understand signs used in different contexts, the  Home Materials include a children’s DVD called The Treasure Chest: Signs, Songs, and Rhymes, and features mini-music videos of children singing well-loved songs using the signs, as well as showing the printed word across the bottom of the screen-giving children multiple ways to learn the words, the sign, and the language.

Home Materials: 2 Family Activity Guides, 2 DVD Glossaries, and 2 sets clip-on flashcards

schedule for Sign and Sing