Our Virtual Kindermusik Foundations class for parents of babies under 6 months is coming up! Here’s an important list of 5 things to know before you arrive:
Baby can be easily fed on demand privately without missing any of the in-class experience by simply turning off the camera or turning away the camera while feeding.
Join us while baby is awake and alert or crib-side while baby sleeps. You will gain plenty of invaluable information in this class whether baby is awake or asleep.
If you have older children, they can easily join in with their own doll or play on their own. No need to get a sitter during class time.
Sweats, no make-up… no problem! Be comfortable and join as you are.
We recommend purchasing the baby instrument set (includes mirror, ball, shaker, bell, scarf) from the www.kindermusik.com store. Or alternately having similar items (that can be homemade) on hand during the class.
We always include child development and parenting tips sprinkled throughout our Kindermusik classes but this class will delve in much deeper. New parents can expect much needed everyday parenting resources, more conversation on whole-child and brain development and so much more though our musical approach!
Here are 8 things you didn’t know about our Virtual Infant Class
Baby does not need to be awake to attend.
You can attend from anywhere in the world and anywhere in your home, even crib-side with a sleeping baby!
Grandparents and relatives can tune in for some much needed baby time
You get access to 2 sets of Kindermusik Online that include all the music from class, ASL videos, additional activities, additional benefit information, stories and more!
You can easily use household items to participate: light scarves or blankets, shakers made out of an empty container filled with beans or pasta, empty boxes or containers to bang like drums. Creativity is welcomed!
You can turn off or turn away your camera while feeding and still remain connected and reap the benefits of class.
You can download the free Kindermusik App and access tons of free music at anytime. Once your class begins and your Kindermusik Online access has been granted, you can also listen to your class music in the app with your class registration login!
This class includes access to a private Facebook group with all sorts of great parenting resources!
Bonus for everyone who enrolls: receive a free baby bib!
Bonus for those who enroll before March 31st: receive a $10 Tim’s card!
We are so excited to announce this fabulous and informative new virtual Kindermusik class! This specialty class for new parents of babies up to 6 months provides a sense of community, resources and support right from the comfort of your own home. Discover musical ways to support your baby’s development and foster bonding during this crucial time.
Here is a sneak peek into our new virtual infant class content on day one:
Class greeting ritual
Vocal play and signing
Kindermusik Online introduction
Be on the look out for bonuses and exciting announcements about this new virtual Kindermusik class in the coming weeks!
In particular, musical experiences can help a baby develop linguistic skills ahead of their peers. The University of Washington conducted a study on 9 month old children, and the takeaways included enhanced brain recognition of new speech patterns. In short, the rhythmic patterns presented in baby music classes helped young children recognize speech patterns, because language has inherent rhythm. Researchers chose tunes in triple meter for the purposes of their study.
Music classes can also help young children develop socially. In this case, children will be making music and dabbling with rhythms alongside their parents and sibling, which has immense benefits for their emotional and social development. Students joining us for Kindermusik classes at our studio in Mississauga have the benefit of interacting with peers in a communal sense.
There’s also the fact that when children are engaging with rhythm instruments and other purposeful toys, their motor skills will develop more quickly. It’s a great opportunity for your child to expend some of his or her bottomless energy supply in a wholesome and practical way.
Will Music Really Make Your Baby Smarter?
Many studies have been done to this end, and all are either inconclusive or poorly conducted. If your primary reason for enrolling your child in music lessons is to make the child smarter, you could accomplish this goal through other means.
Music classes do have cognitive benefits, but the more important result is that it prods their musical curiosity. You may encourage a lifetime of enjoyment in piano, guitar, violin, or another instrument in your child, and that is certainly worth the early investment.
Self esteem is another overlooked aspect of musical training, and that is perhaps because it is hard to quantify “confidence.” Children who can play and enjoy instruments at an advanced level will have more self-confidence, and this will continue into your child’s adulthood (where it will be even more pronounced).
For more information about lessons and classes at Sing Music Studio, please get in touch.