KM Curricula

What happens in a Kindermusik class?
“Class activities vary depending on your child’s age. But most classes involve a mix of
singing, instrument play, dancing and movement, storytime, and other activities.
Activities are designed to develop and strengthen your child’s physical and neural
functions, social-emotional skills, early literacy and early math, and much more.”

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Village: Infants, Birth – 18 months & parent / care-giver

For lap babies, crawlers and walkers!
Class Length: 30-45 minutes, 16-week semester (two 8-week units) or 1, 8-week unit
“Village” classes are all about those special bonding experiences between you and your baby. Stimulate and engage all of baby’s senses with vocal play, object exploration, various age-appropriate instruments, and creative movement. You will learn over 30 lullabies and nursery rhymes, and experience more than 200 different activities to do with baby, by the end of the semester. The curriculum uses a wide variety of music, with many different styles, sounds and genres to help develop a keen awareness of the unique qualities of different sounds, enhance their sense of rhythm and beat, and encourage creativity. Our expert advice compliments each activity, explaining how the exercise strengthens baby’s overall development.

Wiggle & Grow:  Toddlers & Early Preschoolers, 2 – 3 years

For the Pre- Preschoolers!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 4-week units; monthly rotations
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week you child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new friends and you’ll love helping them practice a wide variety of abilities such as, gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning) continue with the Kindermusik@Home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each month’s story.

Our Time: Toddlers, 18 months – 3 years & parent / care-giver

For the Older Toddlers!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 15-week semester (on average)
“Our Time” classes focus on encouraging toddlers’ creative exploration, self-confidence, independence, and self-control, while they still have the comfort and security of a parent by their side. Parents will help encourage their toddler to initiate his or her own ideas, respond in his or her own ways, and take the lead in instrument exploration and vocal play, continuing to actively participate to give them the security they need. Toddlers begin to experiment with ensemble instrument play, group dances, expressive movement, vocal play and much more, in order to foster new developmental skills such as early literacy, melodic ensemble play and language acquisition. As in the “Village” curriculum, each activity comes with explanations about the developmental and educational benefits of the exercise.

Laugh & Learn:  Younger Preschoolers, 3 – 4 years

For the Younger Preschoolers!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 4-week units; monthly rotations
Each week in class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. Parents join class for the final activities in each class. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning–and the fun!

Imagine That!: Preschoolers, 3 – 5 years

For the Preschoolers!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 15-week semester (on average)
“Imagine That!” classes tap into the endless amounts of energy and creative potential that all preschoolers possess. “Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, listening, movement and literacy aspects of each class. When based upon a child’s real life experiences, pretend play helps develop language, sensory, motor and cognitive skills.” (http://www.kindermusik.com/classes/imagine-that-details.aspx) All classroom activities are designed to encourage socialization, sharing, and participating in group activities.

Move & Groove:  Kindergartners, 4 – 5 years

For the Kindergartners!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 4-week units; monthly rotations
From the moment you became a parent, you wanted the best for your child. In class, we engage your child in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more. Plus, your child will learn basic music vocabulary and notation–all setting the stage for future school success and formal music lessons. Parents join the fun for the final activities in each class. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials extend the benefits all week long with music from class, activities for the whole family, and each month’s story.

Kindermusik for the Young Child: Early Elementary, 5 – 7 years

For the Young Musician!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 15-week semester (on average)
Young Child prepares children who are eager for first experiences with musical theory and instrument discovery but are not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument.

Family Time: All Ages, Birth – 7 years

For the Whole Family!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 10-week sessions (on average)
Bring sisters and brothers together and celebrate your family! We’ll help each child discover his own voice and method of expression while they share their creativity and joy with one another. Family Time brings adults and children of all ages together, providing a dynamic and integrated musical learning experience for everyone.

Sign & Sing: Ages, 6 months – 3 years

Class Length: 45 minutes, 5-week sessions (on average)
Sign & Sing classes (developed by Signing Smart™) give parents the tools and knowledge to communicate with their babies using American Sign Language through songs and play.  You will learn more than 50 signs to use with your little one.  In just 5 classes, learn how you can speed up language development in your hearing child, ease frustrations and enhance long-term learning abilities!

ABC Music & Me: Ages, 2 – 4 years and 4 – 6 years

Class Length: 45 minutes, 4 or 5-week sessions (on average)
ABC Music & Me an award-winning enrichment program for 2 to 6 year olds, was designed for early childhood learning centers, but can also be taught in a Kindermusik classroom.

Adventures: All Ages, Birth – 7 years (standard age divisions, see above)

A Class for Each Age Group!
Class Length: 45 minutes, 4 or 5-week sessions (on average)
Adventures summer camp series—every activity, from the songs to the snacks, helps children learn how they learn best—by inspiring their natural sense of wonder and imagination in a developmentally appropriate, musical way.

Playdates


A Class for Each Age Group!
Class Length: minutes (on average), Paid Single Sessions
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