Children are naturally drawn to music, which will make your time in Musikgarten classes both fun and beneficial. Activities include bouncing songs and rocking songs, finger plays and body awareness games, dances and instrumental play, all of which stimulates the brain, fosters physical development, and cultivates listening skills. And only Musikgarten can offer you coordinated, sequential curricula to grow with your child.
Listening is the cornerstone of all learning. While most children are born with the ability to hear, all children have to be taught to listen well. Family Music for Babies and Toddlers class is the perfect environment for nurturing this critical skill. Our focused listening activities direct the children to listen to short examples of familiar sounds that tie in with the activities. They hear the sound of a cat after singing Three Little Kittens, or the sound of hammering, sawing, and drilling after doing The Workshop. In our noisy world, it is necessary to teach children to focus on sounds which they already know, as well as filter out peripheral sounds. This is so important given the barrage of sounds that fill our malls, restaurants and even classrooms!
Sensory -motor exploration is the pathway to learning. The Cycle of Seasons for children ages 3-5 years is developed to build attention and self-expression. Activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context.
All children are innate singers! In fact, the cooing of a child is very light, high, and musical. By keeping the child in a singing-rich environment your child will retain his/her singing voice and gain control of it in an ever-expanding range. And singing songs, playing instruments, dancing, and rocking with you elevates these experiences so they live on in the mind of the child forever.
Musikgarten involves the whole family! In addition to attending classes with your child, you will receive a wonderful CD full of fun songs to sing, beautiful lullabies to rock with, lively melodies for bouncing your child, and instrumental pieces for playing rhythm instruments or dancing to. Additionally, you will receive a set of instruments and a book to help support you as you continue the music-making at home.
Summer Online Session is 6 weeks long. Fall and Winter Semesters are 12 weeks long. The spring semester is 8 weeks long.
This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of toddlers and preschoolers.
Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment.
Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.
Home materials (2-3 packets throughout year) including a CD, songbook, and manipulatives allow the learning and fun to continue at home.
For our online classes, we will still use instruments like drums, rhythm sticks and shakers, and families will be provided with easy ways to find or make them using household items they already have. Before each class, an email will be sent letting families know which ones to have handy for that week's class.
|Tuition:||Summer: $75.00 (Tuition includes materials and registration fee.)|
|Total:||$75.0 (There is a sibling discount. Please contact us for more information.)|