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Babies and Music

Musical awareness is observable very early in life. [Howard Gardner,educational theorist who developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences] states that it emerges the earliest of all the different kinds of intelligence. The Papouseks, highly respected developmental researchers from West Germany, report that infants as young as two months can match the pitch, intensity, and melodic contour of the mother’s songs, and at four months infants can match the rhythmic structures as well. These researchers feel that infants are even more predisposed to these aspects of music than to speech (Papousek, 1982).” —“Theories of Child Development and Musical Ability,” by Sally Rogers from Music and Child Development, ed. Franz L. Roehmann and Frank R. Wilson, pp. 2-3.

Your Baby’s Musical Life

You may have already noticed that your baby is listening attentively to music. He may react to different types of music in different ways. He may become alert, move excitedly, relax, or even doze off depending on the nature of the music. By filling the spaces of Baby’s day with music we are teaching him the many roles that music can play throughout his life. Music can help him relax, cope with feelings, celebrate, create, and express beyond verbal capabilities.

Musical Variety in

 Kindermusik Village

Kindermusik Village

introduces a great variety of music, representing diverse cultures, styles, and tonalities, as well as varied instrumentation and voice types. Cock-a-doodle-MOO! features Cantonese Lullaby, a soothing, traditional Chinese song; Hey Diddle Diddle, a simple, traditional English rhyme and song; Ritsch, Ratsch, a lively Swedish folk song, and Armenian Lullaby, a relaxing song in the minor mode. Not only will your baby enjoy reacting to these different styles of music emotionally and physically, but intellectually it is important that your baby experience this music. We tend to appreciate and enjoy listening to music that is familiar.By exposing your baby to a broad selection of music at an early age, you will help him have a rich “repertoire” of familiar sounds and styles that will make more music accessible and interesting to him throughout his life.

A Musical Treasure Hunt

Explore everyday objects with Baby to see what sounds they make when you strike them with a spoon or shake them. Does there seem to be an object or sound that Baby is particularly interested in or finds humorous? Did you find something that you never expected to be musical?

“Children must receive musical instruction as naturally as food, and with as much pleasure as they derive from a ball game… and this must happen from the beginning of their lives.” —Leonard Bernstein

Coming soon….

Parent Perspectives for your TODDLER!

Growing (and singing) downtown!

Hi everyone!

We have some VERY exciting news! By popular demand, and also due to perfect timing, we will be bringing our Kindermusik classes downtown to the very special Misty Forest Enrichment Center! This will be our 3rd location! This location is in downtown Orlando, on N. Hyer Road, right near Mills and Colonial (50). Three classes will be offered on Fridays, starting on Friday, February 29, 2008. You can learn more about these new classes on our website, specifically our classes page. Here’s the new Friday schedule!

9:30am – 10:15am – Kindermusik Village (Newborn – Age 18 months)
$140 for 10 weeks

10:30am – 11:15am – Kindermusik Family Time for Toddlers – (18 months – 3.5 years old)
11:30am – 12:15am – Kindermusik Family Time for Homeschoolers/Multi-age/Siblings. Bring one child or more to this class! (Newborn – 7 years old)
1 child: $165 for 10 weeks
2 children: $245 for 10 weeks
3 children: $305 for 10 weeks

A Good Beginning Never Ends

REGISTER NOW!! SPACE IS QUITE LIMITED TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY EXPERIENCE!

Any questions? Email Holly Lesnick at  or call 407-970-2774. See you soon!

Best,

Holly

A great beginning…

I wanted to share a few pictures that were taken this week as we began our new session. So many magical moments as we all got to know each other and create beautiful rituals that can be used in class and at home!

Enjoying some Family Time At Home Materials!

Puppets

Village class enjoying some rhythm on our big drum.

Enjoying an Our Time story of “Shiny Dinah”

Have a perfect weekend!

All the best,

Holly

SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 CALENDAR


FALL/WINTER
15 weeks of weekly classes
School Year classes begin (Week 1) – Sept. 9 – 13, 2019
OFF
Thanksgiving Holiday – Nov. 25 – 29, 2019
Classes continue
 – Dec. 2- 6, 2019
OFF 
Holiday/New Year’s Break – Dec. 23 – Jan. – 10, 2019
Classes resume after holidays (Week 15)
 – Jan. 13 – 17, 2020

Jingle Jam Holiday Party for registrants – Dec. 14, 2019

SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 CALENDAR


SPRING
15 weeks of weekly classes
School Year/Spring classes begin (Week 16) – Jan. 20 – 24, 2020
OFF Spring Break – March 16 – 20, 2020
School Year/Spring classes end (Week 30) – May 4 – 8, 2020

Annual Easter Egg Hunt for registrants – April 11, 2020

Central FL:  407-970-2774

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