Our Time

Instrument exploration and ensemble skill development

Children will explore the physical characteristics and sounds of age-appropriate instruments which will eventually lead them to discover their potential for beat, rhythm, melody, and ensemble playing.

Vocal play

Through vocal play, toddlers learn to form vowels and consonants, say words and phrases, and imitate rhythm and vocal inflection. In Kindermusik Our Time, vocal play is presented within the context of songs, chants, and activities done in class.

Exploration time

Children will love discovering specially designed instruments, textures, sounds, and movements.

Story time and early literacy

Listening to stories enhances language and speech development and fosters awareness of sounds, teaches use of language, and sends the message that words and symbols have meaning. The same experiences that help toddlers learn to read a book also help them learn to read music.

Movement activities

Each class provides various opportunities for movement such as synchronized movement, group dances and circle games, and even expressive movement.

Together time

Kindermusik is the essence of quality time, allowing parents to make the most of the fleeting toddler years, giving them the time and the tools to make music and memories together in class and at home.

Expert advice

A Kindermusik educator explains how the musically based activities enhance a toddler’s complete development.

Curriculum Description

Age Range

1.5 to 3 years

The learning continues at home

YOU are your child’s most important teacher and Kindermusik gives you the materials to continue the learning at home.

Class Length

45 minute class each week

Class Size

Our classes are kept small to optimize learning and development, but large enough to encourage socialization and emotional development.

Our Time

$125.00 – $260.00
Fiddle-Dee-Dee

Age: 18 months – 3 1/2 yrs
10-week Session
Class meets once a week with parent or caregiver
Classes beginning February 27/28

WEDNESDAY CLASSES ARE FULL  CONTACT TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST

 

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SKU N/A Category

Welcome to Our Time Fiddle-dee-dee where creatures of the animal kingdom, be they furry, web-footed, hoofed, winged or whiskered, are the subject matter. The animal them of Fiddle-dee-dee ties in nicely with the musical themes. Animal sounds, so appealing to children, naturally prompt imitation of provide abundant active listening and vocal play material. And in the context of moving like animals we are easily able to focus on movement concepts such as high, low, smooth, bumpy, fast, and slow. In Fiddle-dee-dee, named after the folk song about the fly who married the bumblebee, families will be treated to an ample and diverse collection of music. In addition to the variety of stringed instruments, many cultures are also represented as well as a variety of genres including classical recordings and traditional folk songs and rhymes.

Our Time encourages toddlers to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, and communication skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills, while creative movement to various musical “moods” develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness. Listening and turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills.

Our Time reflects the emotional foundations of school readiness and the latest research on music and early childhood development. Our Time is a unique opportunity for parent and child to interact and learn together in an unhurried and joyful manner.

If you are doing a Wiggle & Grow class, you will receive Digital @Home Materials. You will find a link in your inbox that will take you to a site where you can download your music, games, your book and all sorts of activities and videos. Lots of fun activities to continue the learning at home!

The Our Time class participants will receive the Physical @Home Materials. Each student receives 2 story books, code to download your music, Home Activity Book and an instrument.

Additional information
Session

Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:45 am, Thursdays 10:00 – 10:45 am

Number of children

One child, One sibling, One child + a sibling, One child + a sibling (with Sibling Kit)