Kindermusik Music Programs for Babies and Young Children2021-01-06T22:31:32-05:00

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.

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    “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

    Newborn to 14 months (approx.), with parent or caregiver

    COVID-19: due to physical distancing requirements and in-door singing restrictions, Kindermusik classes will be conducted by live-stream. Fees have been reduced to reflect the less social aspect of virtual classes, and because families provide their own props and rhythm instruments (or household substitutes).

    Thursdays at 11:15 am – no class is currently available for this age range. Please consider attending a level 2 class instead. You would qualify for a 50% under-age tuition discount.

    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, will guide you in real time over Zoom as you engage 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, CD and age-appropriate instrument or prop) for each theme.

    Themes change each semester and repeat 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

      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

    • Rhyme Around Town

      It’s time to take the bus and visit all around town! In this fun-filled unit, we’ll go down to the baker’s shop, see the cobbler down the street, and stop at the corner grocery store as we move through our busy day. All along the way, we’ll sing, dance, play instruments, and listen to the sounds of traffic and tolling bells. get ready to see what the city has to offer as we Rhyme Around Town!

    • Go, Go, Go

      Ready? Set? Go, Go, Go! It’s time to get in the car, row the boat, and ride the rails as we explore all kinds of movement in this transportation-themed unit. We’ll delve into the concept of up and down, have fun with tempo changes, and enjoy bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games. We’ll also have a boatload of fun – and learning – as we sing, dance, play instruments, chug like trains and beep like cars. So buckle up, here we go!

    KINDERMUSIK Level 2

    14 months to 3.5 years (approx.), with parent or caregiver

    COVID-19: due to physical distancing requirements and in-door singing restrictions, Kindermusik classes will be conducted by live-stream. Fees have been reduced to reflect the less social aspect of virtual classes, and because families provide their own props and rhythm instrument (or household substitutes).

    Thursdays at 10am Jan. 7 – Feb. 25 (two themes)      

    Saturdays at 10am Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 (two themes)                                                                  

    This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Our licensed educator will guide you in real time as you engage your child with each lesson’s activities. They’ll love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new on-line 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 semester and repeat every two years.

    KINDERMUSIK Level 2

    14 months to 3.5 years (approx.), with parent or caregiver

    COVID-19: due to physical distancing requirements and in-door singing restrictions, Kindermusik classes will be conducted by live-stream. Fees have been reduced to reflect the less social aspect of virtual classes, and because families provide their own props and rhythm instruments (or household substitutes).

    Thursdays at 10am, Jan. 7 – Feb. 25 (two themes)                  

    Saturdays at 10am, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27 (two themes)                                                            

    This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Our licensed educator will guide you in real time as you engage your child with each lesson’s activities. They’ll love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new on-line 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 semester repeat every two years.

    Level 2 Themes

    • Rhyme Around Town

      It’s time to take the bus and visit all around town! In this fun-filled unit, we’ll go down to the baker’s shop, see the cobbler down the street, and stop at the corner grocery store as we move through our busy day. All along the way, we’ll sing, dance, play instruments, and listen to the sounds of traffic and tolling bells. get ready to see what the city has to offer as we Rhyme Around Town!

    • Go, Go, Go

      Ready? Set? Go, Go, Go! It’s time to get in the car, row the boat, and ride the rails as we explore all kinds of movement in this transportation-themed unit. We’ll delve into the concept of up and down, have fun with tempo changes, and enjoy bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games. We’ll also have a boatload of fun – and learning – as we sing, dance, play instruments, chug like trains and beep like cars. So buckle up, here we go!

    KINDERMUSIK Level 3

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

    COVID-19: due to physical distancing requirements and in-door singing restrictions, Kindermusik classes will be conducted by live-stream. Fees have been reduced to reflect the less social aspect of virtual classes, and because families provide their own props and rhythm instruments (or household substitutes).

    Saturdays at 11am – no class is currently available for this age group. Please consider level 2 instead.  

    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 semester and repeat every two years.

    Level 3 Themes

    • Home Sweet Home

      Get ready to spruce up the house in this home-themed unit. We’ll turn tasks such as cooking, cleaning, sawing, painting, and hammering into fun, pretend-play activities that make us move more creatively and use our imaginations. At the same time, we’ll explore the relationship between sounds and symbols, and build community as we sing and play together. Whether it’s a great big house (or a den, nest, or burrow!), there’s no place like Home Sweet Home!

    • Outside My Window

      What’s the weather like today? Look outside the window and see! Is it raining with plenty of drip-drop, splashy sounds to imitate? Or is it a cold, snowy morning just right to make some pretend snowballs? In this weather-themed nit, we’ll move to the music, explore rhythms and patterns, categorize sounds, and highlight the musical concepts of crescendo and decrescendo. Prepare to create a rainstorm symphony of sounds and move like leaves in the wind – the sun, rain, wind, and snow are all waiting right Outside My Window.

    Due to COVID-19, Kindermusik classes usually held at
    Bethel Community Church128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie

    will be live-streamed on Zoom!

    SEMESTER PRICING

    Now reduced due to COVID-19!

    Semester with Digital Home Kits

    $8600
    • Tuition for 1 Child
    • 2 DIGITAL home kits – 1 for each theme
    • $28 for each registered sibling
    • $58 for babies 4 months or younger
    • $0 for infants attending an older sibling’s class or vice versa.

    Semester with Physical Home Kits

    $11600
    • Tuition for 1 Child
    • 2 PHYSICAL home kits – 1 for each theme
    • $38 for each registered sibling (including extra home kit instruments)
    • $88 for babies 4 months or younger
    • $0 for infants attending an older sibling’s class or vice versa.
    *Fees include the tuition and home kits for the entire semester (2 or 3 themes, depending on the semester).

    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.