So, my new passion…Kindermusik!! Let me tell you about Kindermusik.
Kindermusik is a music and movement class for children 0-7 years old. In each class children and their parents get to play, dance and listen to music in a fun way, while targeting many areas of their development.
I recently became a Kindermusik Educator, and now I am able to, not only work with children with special needs, but I also get to work with children who are typically developing using music to contribute to their development.
I chose to be a Kindermusik eductor because I see the value and of this program. I am honored to be part of a community of families and educators passionately committed to bringing music to children’s lives through developmentally appropriate curricula, CDs, books, instruments, and activities.
Kindermusik’s philosophy is founded upon rigorous research and our fundamental beliefs:
- A parent or loving caregiver is a child’s first and most important teacher.
- All children are musical.
- The home is the most important learning environment.
- Music nurtures a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, language, and physical development.
- Children flourish in a child-centered environment where activities are developmentally appropriate.
- Educators value the learning process—not the performance—of music making.
- Every child should experience the joy, fun, and learning that music brings to life.
And this is why I chose to be a Kindermusik educator!!
Village is for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers. It incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement.
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.
Imagine That is designed for active, energetic, enthusiastic, and imaginative children ages 3 to 5. Imagine That! classes encourage socialization, sharing, and participating in group activities.
Young Child prepares the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument.
Family Time brings adults and children of all ages together, providing a dynamic and integrated musical learning experience for everyone.
Sign & Sing classes (developed by Signing Smart™) give parents the tools and knowledge to communicate with their babies using American Sign Language through songs and play.
Adventures summer camp series—every activity, from the songs to the snacks, helps children learn how they learn best—by inspiring their natural sense of wonder and imagination in a developmentally appropriate, musical way.
ABC Music & Me an award-winning enrichment program for 2 to 6 year olds, was designed for early childhood learning centers, but can also be taught in a Kindermusik classroom.