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!
My 7 month old daughter loved her time with Miss Mandi during her Village class. She was exposed to song, dance, rhythm and play with other children, and I saw her progressively become more and more outgoing. Miss Mandi is a very talented musician and has a special way with children. I would highly recommend taking classes with Miss Mandi as your child will love his or her exposure to music and will benefit from stellar instruction and important interaction with other children.
Liliana Ripandelli, Baby class mom