Spring 2014 Kindermusik Themes

Village 0-18 months: Cock-A-Doodle Moo and Dew Drops

155Cock-A-Doodle-MOO!: This is probably everyone’s favorite collection of children’s songs, with lots of songs about animals and the farm. One big happy sun is the symbol of this unit, because it provides exposure to every musical style under the sun: American, Cantonese, English, and Swedish.

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Dew Drops: Gardens, dew drops, Irish and Scottish music is the theme of this unit, helping you and your baby use music to establish soothing routines and learn the benefits of musical development.
At Home: 2 board books, 2 CDs, 2 sets of art banners, 1 cage bell, 1 mini-rainbowshaker.

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Our Time 1.5-3 Years: Away We Go

Trains, cars, planes, buses…Always on the go, and fascinated by all things that move, we’ll use a toddler’s favorite theme–transportation. and discover the physical coordination and emotional balance he seeks using music, active activities, and of course, his favorite teacher, you the parent.

At Home: Double CD featuring songs from class; Home Activity Book, 2 harmonicas designed for toddlers; 2 interactive story books to develop early literacy skills: Shiny Dinah tells the story of a train, and Giddy-Up! has a horse, speedboat, racecar, and more to help you get where you want to go.

158Imagine That 3-5 Years: Toys I Make, Trips I Take

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.

Trains, balls, dolls, balloons, a jack-in-the-box and more! These are the characters in the Toymakers Workshop. Think of it like taking a course inside your child’s imagination. We’ll use the theme of a toy shop to make our pretend-creations, using rhythm and songs with every imaginary saw, hammer, and nail. The result is building your preschooler’s sense of a sequence of events, which is good for storytelling, as well as making his ideas a reality.

At Home: Two books If I Had a Big Blue Boat and Tippity Tippity Too, Toys I Make, Trips I Take Play Set, Two Home CDs, Family Activity Book, and a nino hand drum.

109Young Child 5-7 Years

YC2 Semester 1 or 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.

At Home: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, and Home CD of music from class.

Please note that Semester 2 has a prerequisite completion of Young Child 1 or advance permission (molly@purplenest.com).