Tuesday, October 21, 2008

From Village to Family Time to Young Child

Whether your child is a baby in our Village class (0-18 months) or you have opted to do Family Time (6 months to 7 years), you and your child are having fun in a Kindermusik class. Maybe you are doing Our Time (18 months to 3 1/2 years) or Imagine That (3 - 5 years) and your child is loving the music. For those who have a child in Kindergarten or 1st grade we are working on rhythms and learning to read music and play it on our instruments. We are all having fun and learning so much! Here is a slide show that will give you just a peek inside all of our different levels of Kindermusik. Kindermusik parents are giving their children a gift that will last a lifetime! This is what we have been doing in October.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rain Hat Day in Imagine That

Last week was our rain hat day. Our theme for Imagine That this semester is Hello Weather, Let's Play Together! What fun you can have with this theme. We have been making and bringing things from home. This past week the students were to make a rain hat and bring to class. Everyone in my class had a rain hat. As you can see, they were quite the fashionable children! We can even have fun and sing in the rain!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Imagine That!

Yes! Imagine That! This is the name of the class for our 3 - 5 year old children. It is the most amazing time that I have all week. This age child is just that; so full of imagination. So full of stories to tell. And not necessarily all true ones! Having taught Kindermusik now for 11 years sometimes I feel that I have heard everything. But when I enter this class, I am almost always guaranteed that I will hear at least one new idea. One thing that I have never tried. It is often the highlight of my week.

It saddens me that many times this is the time that parents decide to not do Kindermusik any longer. What their child misses developmentally is such a great loss. Only music can help in ALL developmental areas. It is truly a whole child experience. A 3, 4 or 5 year old needs the comfort and familiarity of a Kindermusik class to explore and develop in every area. Making it a priority to find both the time and resources to let your child continue is one of the greatest gifts that a parent will ever give their child.