Music for Ages 3 1/2 – 5 Years

J’ai quelque chose de nouveau!
Nous allons apprendre
des chansons en français aussi!

Kindermusik Imagine That:
“Toys I Make, Trips I Take!”true beauty of music quote

Calling all Princesses, Super Heroes and
Princess Super Heroes!

We’re going on magical journeys
to exciting places!  

Your preschooler’s imagination is at its most potent! This music class will harness that
creativity and build a unique environment in which our musical activities will unfold. They won’t even notice how much they’re learning.  “Miss Susan” will help set the stage for future musical success with the most important
fundamentals.

This winter features the Imagine That unit, “Toys I Make, Trips I Take!”  Each lively class invites children into a world of play where musical concepts such as steady beat, tempo (speed), and
dynamics (quiet/loud) are discovered and explored –  singing,
dancing, playing percussion instruments, musical storytelling, and more!  A fun way to develop foundational music skills, and also the social, listening, and pre-literacy skills necessary for school
success!  Families are invited to join us for “Sharing Time”, the last 15 minutes of each forty-five minute class.  Weekly ‘projects’ for
families continue the fun at home throughout the week.   A
wonderful preparation and enrichment experience for children about to start or already in JK or SK at school!

Home Materials include a Niño drum, Toy Theatre Play Set, Home Activity Book, 2 music and movement storybooks, Double CD Pack, and "Imagine That" backpack.
Home Materials include a Niño drum, Toy Theatre Play Set, Home Activity Book, 2 music and movement storybooks, Double CD Pack, and “Imagine That” backpack.  (Backpack is reused in subsequent programs.)
Mondays 5:15 – 6:00 pm  
Jan. 29th – May 14
(no classes Feb. 19th & Apr. 2nd)
Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:00 pm Jan. 29th – May 14
(no classes Feb. 20th & Apr. 3rd)

Fee (including tuition, Home Materials and HST): $315

($300 if reusing the special “Imagine That” packback;  $215 if reusing all “Toys I Make, Trips I Take!” Home Materials incl. backpack from a previously enrolled sibling.)

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Benefits for Preschoolers

Preschoolers are actively expanding their base of knowledge through trial and error, talking, moving, and yes, even being a little silly at times!  There’s no limit as to how far a little imagination, a lot of music, the joy of being with friends, and some Sharing Time with family can take these eager learners who are also on their way to
becoming promising musicians in their  own right.

  • Language Development – The preschooler has a lot to say, and he loves to tell stories and share information.  Kindermusik gives your preschooler an outlet for self-expression by capitalizing on his capacity for imaginary play, his ability to follow 3-step
    directions, and his interest in making up stories and rhymes.
  • Vocal Development – Now that the speaking voice is more fully developed, we’ll turn our attention to finding the song that’s in every heart.  The singing we do in class will expand the children’s song repertoire, help them begin to match pitch, and teach them to use their voices expressively.
  • Cognitive Development – These concrete thinkers are also
    curious learners who have an increasing ability to think about ideas and things that are not immediately visible.  Our
    Kindermusik activities give lots of opportunities for stretching those cognitive abilities through labeling, repetition, sequencing, and participating in pretend play.
  • Gross Motor Skills – Skills like hopping, skipping, running, and walking are refined as we add the challenge of moving to a
    musical cue.  Kindermusik helps your active preschooler become more expressive in his movement, giving her lots of opportunities to benefit from the strong connection between moving and
    learning.
  • Fine Motor Skills – Drawing simple objects on paper or building a tower with blocks show that your child is ready to take on the challenge of using a mallet and playing instruments with greater variety and skill.  Kindermusik provides a critical bridge of
    musical learning and experience.
  • Social Emotional Development – Every child is a contributor in our Kindermusik classes!  Respect for each child and a knowledge of age-appropriate expectations means that your child’s teacher provides a secure environment for each child to explore, learn, grow, and contribute.
  • Musical Development – Kindermusik taps into your child’s
    natural musicianship and developing musical skills.  We’ll help your child find and develop his singing voice and teach him a
    beginning vocabulary of music terms.

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