Kindermusik Music Programs for Babies and Young Children2022-05-16T16:55:44-04:00

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    Kindermusik

    Kindermusik is the world’s leading music program for babies and young children that is offered in a fun, educational and social environment. This nationally recognized music program offers lessons that incorporate singing, dancing, movement and rhythm instruments.

    Since 1978, Kindermusik has helped children around the world build a strong foundation for a lifetime love of learning. A positive way to introduce your baby, toddler, or preschooler to the joy of music while enjoying quality time.

    “As a child care provider for over 3 decades, I understand the need for high quality, children’s learning programs. The children at my daycare have enjoyed Kindermusik with Lynn Thompson for years.

    Lynn allows children to learn at their own pace in a fun and interactive program. She has customized her programs to suit the needs of our autistic students, incorporating sign language that allows the children the freedom to explore music in their own way.

    Her Kindermusik programs are beneficial to growth and development. Both parents and children love her, and thats why we continue to come back year after year.”

    — Gail, Child Care Provider, Barrie

    KINDERMUSIK Foundations

    Parents with babies newborn to 12 months (approx.)

    Thursdays at 11:15am – June 5 to 23 (4 lessons), OUTSIDE and distanced at Sunnidale Park Arboretum (rain or shine; virtual if it’s stormy). 

    Cuddle, bounce, and bop with your baby in Kindermusik’s newest curriculum. Whether your baby is five weeks or five months, this class will be perfect for you! Each activity is adaptable for lap babies, crawlers and new walkers. Our licensed educator, Lynn, engage you and your baby through instrument play-alongs, singing, chanting, dance, object exploration and relaxation time.  Along the way you’ll get expert advice based on the most recent research in baby development.

    Continue the Kindermusik experience between lessons with your choice of the digital home kit (story, recorded music, suggested home activities and parenting tips) or the physical version (board book, digital recorded music and age-appropriate instrument or prop) for each theme.

    Themes change each month, repeating every 12 months.

    Foundations Themes

    • Mama Goose

      Nursery rhymes endure for a reason. They’re quirky, rhymey, and memorable–and are also magical for speech and language development, as they work to “wire” the brain for communication before speech even begins! What bliss to share something with your child that your parents shared with you–or better yet, to learn and share one for the very first time! Welcome to Mama Goose.

    • Old MacDonald

      Time to tune up baby’s listening ears, because we’re off to the farm! With a hee-haw here and a cock-a-doodle there–when Old MacDonald gets involved, you never know whom you might run into.

    Level 2 Themes

    • Pet Parade (mixed-ages version)

      Gather your critters! It’s time for some pet-themed fun as we sing, dance, play instruments, and share our experiences of the animals that bring love and laughter into our lives. We’ll gallop like horses, scamper like mice, and fly like birds as we develop our motor skills, vocabulary, recall, imagination, and so much more. Get ready to meow, neigh, woof, and squeak along as we all join in the Pet Parade!

    • On the Farm (mixed-ages version)

      Get on your tractor and drive down to the barn – it’s time to encounter a farmyard of fun! In this unit, we’ll explore some of the colors, shapes, and sounds found on the farm as we walk in the green grass, go ’round and ’round the haystack, and listen to roosters crowing and pigs oinking. On the Farm is loaded with songs, dances, instrument play-alongs, as well as listening activities that provide lots of play and lots of learning. So come on down to the farm!

    Level 2 (mixed-ages version)

    Parents with children 6 months to 4.5 years (approx). Baby classes are also available for 12 months and under.

    Thursdays at 10am – May 5 to June 23 (8 lessons), OUTSIDE and distanced at Sunnidale Park Arboretum (rain or shine; virtual if it’s stormy).            *FULL

    Saturdays at 10am – June 4 to 25 (4 lessons), INSIDE and distanced at Bethel Community Church (masks are highly encouraged but not mandatory)

    This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Our licensed educator will engage you and your child with each lesson’s activities. They’ll love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new friends, and you’ll help them practice a wide variety of abilities, such as gross motor skills, fine motor skills, turn-taking, language development, and active listening. You’ll also hear tips on how to enhance child development between lessons facilitated by the Kindermusik home kits. Both versions of the home kits (digital or physical) provide you with recorded music, suggested home activities, and the class story for each theme. In addition, all physical kits now contain an age-appropriate rhythm instrument or music and movement prop.

    Note that the themes change each month and repeat about every two years.

    Level 2 (mixed-ages version)

    Parents with children 6 months to 4.5 years (approx). Baby classes are also available for 12 months and under.

    Thursdays at 10am – May 5 to June 23 (8 lessons), OUTSIDE and distanced at Sunnidale Park Arboretum (rain or shine; virtual if it’s stormy).       *FULL

    Saturdays at 10am – June 4 to 25 (4 lessons), INSIDE and distanced at Bethel Community Church (masks are highly encouraged but not mandatory)

    This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Our licensed educator will engage you and your child with each lesson’s activities. They’ll love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new friends, and you’ll help them practice a wide variety of abilities, such as gross motor skills, fine motor skills, turn-taking, language development, and active listening. You’ll also hear tips on how to enhance child development between lessons facilitated by the Kindermusik home kits. Both versions of the home kits (digital or physical) provide you with recorded music, suggested home activities, and the class story for each theme. In addition, all physical kits now contain an age-appropriate rhythm instrument or music and movement prop.

    Note that the themes change each month and repeat about every two years.

    Level 2 Themes

    • Pet Parade (mixed-ages version)

      Gather your critters! It’s time for some pet-themed fun as we sing, dance, play instruments, and share our experiences of the animals that bring love and laughter into our lives. We’ll gallop like horses, scamper like mice, and fly like birds as we develop our motor skills, vocabulary, recall, imagination, and so much more. Get ready to meow, neigh, woof, and squeak along as we all join in the Pet Parade!

    • On the Farm (mixed-ages version)

      Get on your tractor and drive down to the barn – it’s time to encounter a farmyard of fun! In this unit, we’ll explore some of the colors, shapes, and sounds found on the farm as we walk in the green grass, go ’round and ’round the haystack, and listen to roosters crowing and pigs oinking. On the Farm is loaded with songs, dances, instrument play-alongs, as well as listening activities that provide lots of play and lots of learning. So come on down to the farm!

    Level 3 Themes

    Level 3

    Children 3.5 to 5 Years (approx.) *Parents involved at the beginning and end.

    No class is currently available for this age group. Consider a Level 2 mixed ages class or private lessons (for children 4 or older).

    Each week in class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. Parents are included in the hello song and the final activities of each lesson. Kindermusik home kits (digital or physical) give you ready access to the music, suggested activities, and story for each theme. The repetition enhances the learning—and the fun!

    Themes change each month and repeat every two years.

    Indoor classes are held at
    Bethel Community Church128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie

    Outdoor classes are at the

    Sunnidale Park Arboretum – 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie

    PROGRAM PRICING

    Payment is by e-transfer.

    To register, simply contact Patience Piano Studio.

    4-week Program with Digital Home Kit

    $5100
    • Tuition for 1 Child (plus $18 for each sibling)
    • 1 DIGITAL home kit
    • $33 infants under 1 year registered for a mixed ages class, or for those 4 mon. or less registered for a baby class.

    4-week Program with Physical Home Kit

    $6600
    • Tuition for 1 Child (plus $23 for each sibling)
    • 1 PHYSICAL home kit including instrument
    • $48 for infants under 1 year registered for a mixed ages class, or for those 4 mon. or less registered for a baby class.
    *Fees include the tuition and home kits for the entire program (1 to 3 themes, depending on the season).

    FAQ

    Would a virtual Kindermusik class still engage my child? How do they work?2021-01-11T11:42:41-05:00

    With the virtual sessions (over Zoom), our licensed educator guides parents as they engage their children with the activities, since babies and very young children aren’t inclined to watch the screen themselves. With the exception of the 3-5 year-olds class, participants are muted during the lesson to minimize background noise, but the educator continues to give instructions and feedback, in real time, to parents and children. (There’s an opportunity for two-way conversations before and after the lesson.) It’s okay if your child wanders out of the room periodically; they’re not expected to stay in front of the camera. And, like in any Kindermusik class, however they want to participate in each activity is fine; there’s no element of achievement.  It’s a fun, education opportunity to bond with your child, whether in person or on line.

     

    What do you do in the classes and how long are they?2021-01-11T11:52:51-05:00

    Each class is 45 minutes long, and semesters run for 8 to 12 weeks depending on the time of year. The lessons are a series of brief, age-appropriate activities involving music or rhythm that benefit the children in all areas of their development. Specific activity benefits are shared periodically to give caregivers insight into their child’s developmental needs. Singing, moving to music, chanting, object exploration, rhythm instruments and story-time are regular segments of each lesson.

    What are the home kits? Can I register without them?2021-01-11T11:53:35-05:00

    The home kits (digital or physical; it’s your choice) include the music and story from each theme and various suggested home activities. The physical kits also contain a rhythm instrument or movement prop. Home kits are required for registration because they’re in important part of the Kindermusik program, giving caregivers the tools to continue the classroom experience at home between lessons.

    What’s the difference between level 2 and level 3?2021-01-11T11:58:30-05:00

    Level 2 lesson activities assume caregivers are participating with the children, whereas level 3 (for children learning independence) only includes caregiver participation at the beginning and end of each lesson. They’re encouraged to leave the room after the hello song and will be called back in later. However, if your child wants you to stay, and you’re agreeable to that, you’re welcome to.

    Should my 1-year-old be in Foundations or level 2?2021-01-11T11:59:27-05:00

    They could be in either. Even though level 2 is geared to toddlers who are a little older, if the Foundations class time doesn’t work for them, or you feel they’ve outgrown it, they can switch to level 2 early. They’ll need a little extra help with some activities, but they’ll still enjoy the class and benefit from it.

    How old should babies be to start classes?2021-01-11T12:00:09-05:00

    Each activity of the Foundations curriculum is adaptable and beneficial for newborns, crawlers and early walkers, so as soon as parents are ready, their baby can start. To encourage them to participate, we offer a 50% tuition discount for infants 4 months and under.

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