This video is such a great illustration of so many wonderful learning components that take place in our multi-age level Kindermusik class. It begins with learning about what dogs do by watching Miss Mandi with a stuffed dog. Then takes the families through the same physical movements as the dog. In this activity, it is obvious that we are practicing active listening skills and gross motor skills, which are both incredibly important skills in life, learning and school readiness. But there are many other skills at play here as well. The children are learning about working together as a group, practicing spatial relations as they traverse throughout the room being mindful of the other bodies that are also moving, learning body awareness and inhibitory control as they discover or practice mastering different types of movements and also move to specific cues. All the while, these parents are extremely supportive as they all get right in there rolling on the floor alongside the children! Engaged parents set the stage for success! Children are more apt to participate and learn when parents actively support that learning! Take a look! New classes begin this September!
We've had our three year old enrolled in Kindermusik level 3 (3-4 yr olds) for several months. Each unit is 4 sessions and follows a unique theme (farm, garden). She is learning sing-along songs, musical elements of songs, and using a variety of simple percussion instruments. Included is access to Kindermusik electronic resources (song downloads, crafts and activities geared to the class material). The instructor we had (Nicole) is always attentive, energetic, and patient with the young ones. The program coordinator (Mandi) is communicative and accommodating. I was impressed with the speed that she was able adapt to virtual classes once the covid pandemic began. Looking forward to going back to the classroom.
Dan Coffin, Kindermusik Dad