Kindermusik Music Programs for Babies and Young Children2021-07-28T18:44:31-04:00

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

    Parents with babies newborn to 14 months (approx.)

    COVID-19: Outdoor, distanced classes will be offered for the summer. Bring your own blanket to sit on, and all supplies will be sanitized prior to class. Space is limited to 6 families to facilitate distancing. In the case of bad weather the class will be virtual.

    Thursdays at 11:30 am – July 8 to 29, Aug. 5 to 26 (2 separate 4-week programs)

    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

    • Bluebird, Bluebird

      Bluebird, Bluebird: Chirp! Tweet! Quack! Bluebird, Bluebird is a sound-rich flight (of fancy) into the sky, where you’ll explore birds, feathers, and the outdoors.

    • Nature Walk

      Nature Walk: Let’s explore the wonders and sensations of the outdoors!  We’ll use our eyes to look all around, and our ears to listen to all of the sounds we hear.  Plus, we’ll touch, and smell, and move, and play! There’s no feast for the senses quite like a Nature Walk.

    Level 2 Themes

    • In My Garden (mixed ages version)

      Some of the best learning can happen in your own back yard! In this unit, we’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds as we discover the hidden delights of the garden. We’ll listen, sing, move, and play instruments; we’ll learn to cooperate as we roll balls to music; and we’ll learn to work within a group as we dance in a circle and move with a parachute. And while we’re exploring the great outdoors, we’ll also be exploring musical expression – using tempo, articulation, and dynamics. So get ready for a music-and-nature adventure In My Garden!

    KINDERMUSIK Level 2 (currently a mixed-ages class)

    Parents with children 6 months to 4.5 years (approx.)

    COVID-19: Outdoor, distanced classes will be offered for the summer. Bring your own blanket to sit on, and all supplies will be sanitized prior to class. Space is limited to 6 families to facilitate distancing. In the case of bad weather the class will be virtual. A weekly virtual class is also avaialble.

    Thursdays at 10am – Aug. 5 to 26 (4-week program)    *FULL – get in touch go on a wait list as things may change

    Thursdays at 6:15pm – VIRTUAL class, same dates (22% tuition discount applies)

    Saturdays at 10am – Aug. 7 to 29                                                                                 

    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 about every two years.

    KINDERMUSIK Level 2 (currently a mixed-ages class)

    Parents with children 6 months to 4.5 years (approx.)

    COVID-19: Outdoor, distanced classes will be offered for the summer. Bring your own blanket to sit on, and all supplies will be sanitized prior to class. Space is limited to 6 families to facilitate distancing. In the case of bad weather the class will be virtual. Alternatively, you may choose the weekly virtual class.

    Thursdays at 10am – Aug. 5 to 26 (two 4-week programs)   *FULL – get in touch to go on the wait list; numbers may change

    Thursdays at 6:15pm – VIRTUAL class, same dates (22% tuition discount applies)

    Saturdays at 10am – Aug. 7 to 29                                                  

    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 about every two years.

    Level 2 Themes

    • In My Garden (mixed ages version)

      Some of the best learning can happen in your own back yard! In this unit, we’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds as we discover the hidden delights of the garden. We’ll listen, sing, move, and play instruments; we’ll learn to cooperate as we roll balls to music; and we’ll learn to work within a group as we dance in a circle and move with a parachute. And while we’re exploring the great outdoors, we’ll also be exploring musical expression – using tempo, articulation, and dynamics. So get ready for a music-and-nature adventure In My Garden!

    KINDERMUSIK Level 3

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

    COVID-19: Outdoor, distanced classes will be offered for the summer. Bring your own blanket to sit on in the shade. All supplies will be sanitized prior to class, and space is limited to 4 children to facilitate distancing.  In the case of bad weather the class will be virtual. An alternative is the virtual all-ages class or private lessons for 4 years and up. 

    Saturdays at 11:15am – Aug. 7 to 29 (4 weekly lessons)                 

    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

    • Out and About

      Join us as we trek through the mountains and travel to the beach on a journey that will have us hopping like bunnies, scuttling like crabs, dancing like the wind, and flying like seagulls as we fine-tune our gross-motor and cross-lateral skills. The magical combination of movement and pretend play will guide the fun and bring our adventure to life. Are you ready? Pack your bags – it’s time to go Out & About!

    • In My Garden

      Some of the best learning can happen in your own back yard! In this unit, we’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds as we discover the hidden delights of the garden. We’ll listen, sing, move, and play instruments; we’ll learn to cooperate as we roll balls to music; and we’ll learn to work within a group as we dance in a circle and move with a parachute. And while we’re exploring the great outdoors, we’ll also be exploring musical expression – using tempo, articulation, and dynamics. So get ready for a music-and-nature adventure In My Garden!

    Due to COVID-19 classes will either be outdoors & distanced at
    Bethel Community Church128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie

    or live-streamed on Zoom!

    PROGRAM PRICING

    …including a discount for virtual classes

    Payment by e-transfer, cash or cheque

    4-week Program with Digital Home Kit

    $5100 (43 virtual class)
    • Tuition for 1 Child
    • 1 DIGITAL home kit
    • $18 (14 virtual) for each registered sibling
    • $33 for infants under 4 months registered for a baby class
    • $33 (29 virtual) for infants under 1 year registered for a mixed ages class

    4-week Program with Physical Home Kit

    $6600 (58 virtual class)
    • Tuition for 1 Child
    • 1 PHYSICAL home kit including instrument or prop
    • $23 (19 virtual) for each sibling including extra kit instrument(s)
    • $48 for infants under 4 months registered for a baby class
    • $48 (44 virtual) for infants under 1 year registered for a mixed ages 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.