Kindermusik Level One for
Ages Newborn to 17 Months
for New 7 Week Programs beginning
“Miss Susan is energetic, passionate and knowledgeable about
everything music and babies! Our 6 month old loved her music baby camp SO much! We can’t wait to attend again!”
Shannon McQuaker, Iris’ Mom
This is a special place for you and your little one to learn and connect with each other, and other parents and babies, through music and movement. Making
music together enhances all areas of your baby’s
development. Learn more about your Baby as your
Baby learns more about the world! Kindermusik Level
One is for lap babies, crawlers and walkers. There are
as many ways to enjoy each activity as there are little
ones – everyone will have fun!
And because life with babies is a bit unpredictable, you can make up unlimited lessons during your program!
There are eight independent Level One programs, each 7 weeks long, so you never have to repeat a session. Each unit features its own CD, Baby Book, Art Banners for your nursery wall, and instrument especially designed for baby!
Cost: $14.25 per 45 minute class plus Home Materials and HST
“Hickory Dickory Tickle and Bounce!” (Jan.. 28th / 29th – March 18th / 19th; no classes Feb. 18th /19th)
Research shows the more you expose your baby to nursery rhymes and songs, the stronger those emerging language-learning skills will be. That’s why these Mother Goose-like stories and rhymes are the main theme of this class. Plus, you’ll develop research-proven communication strategies with your child through listening activities, speaking “parentese,” and sign language.
Home Materials: CD of 33 beautifully arranged nursery rhymes and songs from class, a rhyming picture board book—Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce, a set of Art Banners, and a baby fish shaker instrument for music-making at home.
“Hickory Dickory Tickle and Bounce” with Seniors (Fridays 11:00 – 11:45 am April 26th to June 14th; no class May 17th) at Roseview Manor, 99 Shuniah Street, is a magical intergenerational
experience! Older siblings may participate free of charge in this class. Afterwards stay to relax and connect with our
Kindermusik families over complimentary refreshments. Families who do the “Hickory Dickory” studio program (January – March) can reuse the “Hickory Dickory” Home Materials and pay only tuition ($113) for the program at Roseview Manor.
“The Rhythm of My Day” (March 25th/26th to May 13th/14; no classes April 22nd /23rd)
This class will help you bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your daily routines.
Home Materials: CD of 27 beautifully arranged songs from class, The Rhythm of My Day—a colourful picture board book with class themes, a set of Art Banners, and a young maestro tambourine instrument for music-making at home.
Fee per Village Program : $170 (Tuition, Home Materials and HST)
($113 if reusing Home Materials “Hickory Dickory!” or “Rhythm of My Day” from a previously enrolled sibling in the same program, or repeating “Hickory Dickory!” at Roseview Manor.)
|“Hickory Dickory Tickle and Bounce”||Mondays 11:00 – 11:45
Jan. 28th – March 18th (no class Feb. 18th)
|“Hickory Dickory Tickle and Bounce”||
Jan. 29th – March 19th (no class Feb. 19th) FULL!
|“Rhythm of My Day”||Mondays 11:00 – 11:45
March 25th – May 13th (no class April 22nd)
|“Rhythm of My Day”||Tuesdays 12:45 – 1:30 pm
March 27th – May 14th (no class April 23rd)
|“Hickory Dickory Tickle and Bounce” intergenerational class at Roseview Manor, 99 Shuniah Street||Fridays 11:00 – 11:45 am
April 26th – June 14th (no class May 17th)
• 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 – Being immersed in a bath of musical sound becomes the precursor to actual singing. Vocal play activities inspire your little one to begin to coo, babble, and hum – the beginning stages of learning to use the voice.
• Cognitive Development – Little minds present a big window of opportunity, a window that’s actually only open for so long. Simple musical play activities increase your baby’s brain development by locating sounds though instrument and object play and feeling a steady beat.
• Gross Motor Skills – One thing will naturally lead to the next as you expand your baby’s movement repertoire through activities that support rolling, crawling, and kicking during music, as well as sitting and standing independently, and later learning to walk, march, and dance.
• Fine Motor Skills – From discovering her hands to learning what her hands can do, your baby will thrive on playful activities with you that give her practice in visually tracking objects and teach her how to reach, grasp, and release those objects as well as to transfer them from hand-to-hand.
• Social Emotional Development – At a time when your child is becoming attached to you and just beginning to make her first connections with other people, Kindermusik helps you strengthen the precious bond with your child through cuddling, playing, humming, and dancing and also heighten the benefits of social interaction with others through side-by-side play and group dances.
• Musical Development – Whether you are bouncing your child to the steady beat or she is doing a fledgling “bouncy” dance on her own, your baby is primed and ready to benefit from an early introduction to music through exploring instruments, listening to sounds, and moving to music.
• Brain Development – “Miss Susan” is also your guide into how each activity contributes to your child’s development. Kindermusik engages in ongoing research about music and brain development that keep us in the forefront of early childhood music education.