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Toddlers & Young Preschoolers

The Kindermusik Our Time®
nurtures your toddler’s energy, confidence and creativity in a Kindermusik class designed for your child on:

This music-filled classes celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share 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 month’s story.(find descriptions of these different programs at the bottom of the page)

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What you’ll experience in the Kindermusik™ Music classes for Toddlers

  • Instrument exploration and ensemble skill development Children will explore the physical characteristics and sounds of age-appropriate instruments which will eventually lead them to discover their potential for beat, rhythm, melody, and ensemble playing.
  • Vocal playThrough vocal play, toddlers learn to form vowels and consonants, say words and phrases, and imitate rhythm and vocal inflection. In KindermusikWiggle & Grow, vocal play is presented within the context of songs, chants, and activities done in class.
  • Exploration Time   Children will love discovering specially designed instruments, textures, sounds, and movements in the Our Time classes.
  • Story time and early literacy   Listening to stories enhances language and speech development and fosters awareness of sounds, teaches use of language, and sends the message that words and symbols have meaning. The same experiences that help toddlers learn to read a book also help them learn to read music!
  • Movement Activities Each class provides various opportunities for movement such as synchronized movement, group dances and circle games, and even expressive movement.
  • Together Time Kindermusik™ is the essence of quality time, allowing parents to make the most of the fleeting toddler years, giving them the time and the tools to make music and memories together in class and at home.
  • Expert advice A Kindermusik™educator explains how the musically based activities enhance a toddler’s complete development.

We understand that toddlers want to do it all, but really thrive most with your guidance and helping hand. So, we allow plenty of room for busy toddlers to explore and discover, to initiate their own ideas, and to respond in their own ways, while your active participation provides the security your child needs. As you play instruments, sing, and dance, you’ll uncover an engaging musical world while building your toddler’s confidence, self-control, and early language skills.
Up until about age 3, toddlers are mostly learning by observing and imitating others. That’s why the magical combination of parent and child with other adults in a Kindermusik™ class becomes one of the best kinds of opportunities for using music to fuel a child’s learning and development.

 

 

 

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Language Development – You’ll hear lots of sweet coo’s and goo’s before your baby’s first words, and Kindermusik activities will help you develop your baby’s language skills through vocalization in response to music, hearing his name in songs, and exploring sounds with his own voice.

Vocal Development –Your child is on the edge of a verbal explosion, and Kindermusik™gives her lots of opportunities to practice and develop those budding language skills. Singing and vocal play along with Story Time, chants, and finger plays all help stimulate language development in a fun and pressure-free way.

Vocal Development – Your child is on the edge of a verbal explosion, and Kindermusik™gives her lots of opportunities to practice and develop those budding language skills. Singing and vocal play along with Story Time, chants, and finger plays all help stimulate language development in a fun and pressure-free way.

Cognitive Development – You’ll be able to enhance your child’s growing comprehension and cognitive skills through happy classroom routines like coming to get instruments and putting them away, musical activities that invite clapping and tapping to music, and themes that engage the toddler’s delightful sense of curiosity and imagination.

Gross Motor Skills – Toddlers on the go love all their Kindermusik™classes – we’re never still for very long! From holding and shaking instruments to running and jumping to stopping and going, you will enjoy being part of helping your child’s skills blossom through a wide variety of creative movement.

Fine Motor Skills – At a child when your child is becoming more and more independent, a little practice with smaller-sized instruments, finger plays, and turning pages in a book means that the hand muscles learn to cooperate more and more with the brain.

Social Emotional Development – There’s no doubt that your toddler is becoming his own little person, but he still needs you as his anchor of security. Kindermusik™ensures your child’s healthy social and emotional development through predictable routines and special rituals, being around other children, practice with sharing, and best of all, play time with you.

Musical Development – Toddlers are delighted by music, and there’s no better time than in these early years to inspire what will become a lifelong love for music. From drumming to singing to dancing together, you’ll love how Kindermusik™inspires your daily routines and strengthens the bond you share.

 

The different programs of Kindermusik™ for Toddlers & Young Pre-schoolers

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For 18 months to 3 year olds 
Our Time reflects the emotional foundations of school readiness and the latest research on music and early childhood development.Our Time is a unique opportunity for parent and child to interact and learn together in an unhurried and joyful manner.
 

Home Materials from the program Our Time Milk & Cookies

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For 0 and 1 year olds
Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for very young children. This new Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child’s beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your young toddler needs to walk, run, and climb; and on vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice. With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you’ll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your young toddler learns on his or her own. Embark on Kindermusik’s fun new exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing through Sing & Play, a just-right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together time, and music and movement activities!
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For 1 and 2 year olds
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share 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 month’s story.
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http://www.microtonemusic.net/Developmental_Details_by_Class.pdf Click here to download a chart detailing the developmental benefits of the Kindermusik toddler curriculum: Our Time.

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