Kindermusik Music Programs for Babies and Young Children2022-10-07T07:41:53-04:00

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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.) – Fridays at 11:30 am – running month-to-month, year-round

    Next 4-week theme: Peekaboo

    Oct. 7 to 28, OUTSIDE and distanced at Sunnidale Park Arboretum (rain or shine), sheltering in the pavilion as needed.   **FULL – ask  about registering for November’s class, which will be inside.

    (Babies 6 months or older are also welcome in a mixed-ages class.)

    *Note: as of November all classes will be indoors.

    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, engages 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 the digital home resources (stories, recorded music, suggested home activities and parenting tips). Optional add-ons for each theme include a hard copy of the story, and an age-appropriate instrument or movement prop.

    Monthly themes repeat annually.

    Foundations Themes

    • Peekaboo

      A house with a baby is a house full of love. (And fun…and toys…and noise!) Peekaboo! peeks into the “1, 2, 3, punch” patterns of repetition, anticipation, and surprise. Have fun with vocal play, sensory exploration, and learning through play.

    • Busy Days

      Who says babies have it easy?  These sure are Busy Days–all around town, with errands here and adventures there, and fun and movement ’til the day is done.

    Level 2 Themes

    • Family and Friends (mixed-ages version)

      Is there anything better than spending time with our Family & Friends? Sing, dance, move, and play your way through this celebration of why family and friends matter so much. We’ll have lots of fun (and get to develop our social skills, too) as we listen to Grandma and Grandpa calling on the phone, shake hands with everyone, play instruments with our playmates, and more. Everyone’s invited to make music with our Family & Friends!

    • Silly All Over

      Catch a case of the giggles! Tap into the joy of laughter as we wiggle, boing, and jiggle through this unit full of silly sounds and silly moves. Wound through the silliness is a firm base of developmentally appropriate activities, where we’ll practice stop-and-go motion, experience up and down, use our fine-motor skills, incorporate vocal play, and tickle our sense of humor all at the same time. Hold onto your funny bones – we’re about to get Silly All Over!

    Level 2 (mixed-ages version)

    Parents with children 6 months to 4.5 years (approx) – Tuesdays or Saturdays at 10am – running month-to-month, year-round

    Next 4-week theme: Silly All Over

    Tuesdays, Oct. 4 to 25, OUTSIDE and distanced at Sunnidale Park Arboretum (rain or shine), sheltering in the pavilion as needed.   **FULL – consider registering for November’s class. It will be inside.

    Saturdays, Oct. 8 to 29, INSIDE and distanced at Bethel Community Church. Masks are highly encouraged for adults, but not mandatory.

    *Note: as of November all classes will be indoors.

    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 digital home resources. They includes recorded music, suggested home activities, and stories. Optional add-ons for each theme are: a hard copy of the family story/activity book, and an age-appropriate rhythm instrument or movement prop.

    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) – Tuesdays or Saturdays at 10am – running month-to-month, year-round

    Next 4-week theme: Silly All Over

    Tuesdays, Oct. 4 to 25, OUTSIDE and distanced at Sunnidale Park Arboretum (rain or shine), sheltering in the pavilion as needed.  **FULL – consider registering for November’s class. It will be inside.     

    Saturdays, Oct. 8 to 29, INSIDE and distanced at Bethel Community Church. Masks are highly encouraged for adults, but not mandatory.

    *Note: as of November all classes will be indoors.

    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 digital home resources. They include recorded music, suggested home activities, and stories.  Optional add-ons for each theme are: a hard copy of the family story/activity book, and an age-appropriate rhythm instrument or movement prop.

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

    Level 2 Themes

    • Family and Friends (mixed-ages version)

      Is there anything better than spending time with our Family & Friends? Sing, dance, move, and play your way through this celebration of why family and friends matter so much. We’ll have lots of fun (and get to develop our social skills, too) as we listen to Grandma and Grandpa calling on the phone, shake hands with everyone, play instruments with our playmates, and more. Everyone’s invited to make music with our Family & Friends!

    • Silly All Over

      Catch a case of the giggles! Tap into the joy of laughter as we wiggle, boing, and jiggle through this unit full of silly sounds and silly moves. Wound through the silliness is a firm base of developmentally appropriate activities, where we’ll practice stop-and-go motion, experience up and down, use our fine-motor skills, incorporate vocal play, and tickle our sense of humor all at the same time. Hold onto your funny bones – we’re about to get Silly All Over!

    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 digital home kits give you ready access to the music, suggested activities, and story for each theme. Optional add-ons include a hard copy of the activity/story book and a rhythm instrument or movement prop. 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.

    September 4-week Program

    $4800
    • Tuition for 1 Child (plus $18 for each sibling), $30 for infants under 1 year in a mixed ages class, or under 4 months in a baby class.
    • Includes live-stream access to all digital resources for that age group, plus download of the current theme’s “Best of” album
    • Optional add-ons: Baby Class – story/activity book & movement scarf*, $20, Mix-ages Class – story/activity book and squeeze monkey*, $20
    *get in touch to order a second instrument or movement prop for a sibling or to choose a substitute one.

    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 Kindermusik digital home resources? Can I register without them?2022-08-19T16:24:29-04:00

    The digital resources are required for registration because they’re important part of the program. They give you access to the recorded music and stories from all the themes in each level so you can continue the classroom experience at home. There are also parenting tips and stimulating suggested home activities. Parents who want their child to have a more tactile Kindermusik experience at home have the option to purchase the book and instrument (or substitute) that goes with each theme.

    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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