Child development researchers recommend mixed-age groups because it fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating the older ones in a Music Together ® class, older children learn by leading the younger ones, and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to classes together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. The class provides for a variety of adult-child activities that are fun and offer new ways to play musically at home.
This class has been adapted especially for pre-crawling babies (up to 8 months old)! We will sing, dance and chant in a relaxed environment where parents, care givers and babies strengthen their emotional bond through music. We at Music Together ® believe that all babies are musical. This class will give you tips on how to respond to their musical expressions, how to engage, soothe and energize your baby through singing, even if you think you can't sing! You will find out how music can help with difficult transitions. Moreover, by the end of the 8 week session, you will have built an impressive repertoire of songs to sing for and with your baby!
4 and 5 year olds
This class is designed for children who have a lot of Music Together ® experience. A minimum of three collections (e.g. Bongos, Fiddle, Maracas) is recommended. If your child has already experienced the current collection, great! This class will take songs to the next level and build on your child’s early musical learning to strengthen and expand music competence. This is not a drop-off class. The participation of a cherished adult is still important to your child’s musical development.Every activity will be planned with the experienced four and five-year-old in mind.