Village

For ages 0 to 18 months

Village is for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers. It incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement.

Available Session(s):


  • Fall 2017
    Sep 19, 2017 through Jan 17, 2018

    Feathers — The musical poems of Woody Guthrie, bird songs, and the naturally occurring sounds in nature help babies develop an early appreciation—and accelerated aptitude—for language, movement, and music in this class.

    Feathers Monthly Mini Themes:

    • Lessons 1-4: Up Up in the Sky: Flying high and swooping low, we enjoy imagining feathered friends as your baby discovers that high and low are about both sound and movement. Our bird friends also accompany us as we explore steady beat in music, dance, and poetry.
    • Lessons 5-8: Who’s Making All that Noise? Our feathery, flying journey is an opportunity to explore the long, smooth swooping sounds of flight and the short, sharp sounds of birds hopping and pecking. We also move and groove to the syncopated rhythms of jazz and discover the delights of moving fast and slow.

     

    Do-Si-Do — Pick up your baby and dance. Dance the Charleston, the Tango, and the Cha-Cha and learn why dancing with your baby helps develop vital learning skills—from head-to-toe. In this class, play a variety of baby appropriate instruments, a dance with fun props.

    Do-Si-Do Monthly Mini Themes:

    • Lessons 1-4: This is My Dance: Inspired by the Do-Si-Do storybook, we explore how steady beat and rhythm fosters your baby’s developing mind. A variety of classical and folk music opens the door to an engaging world of dance and movement for you and your baby.
    • Lessons 5-8: Toodala: It’s all about dance! We discover the tango, cha-cha, waltz, and others as we nurture our babies’ exploration through their ever-widening sense of the world.


    Session Includes:

    Home Materials: CD with over 25 specially-selected recordings from class, Kindermusik chimeball, a colorful picture book of birds—Feathers, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.

    Home Materials: CD with songs from class, an instrument—Kindermusik eggshaker and scarf, a picture board book—Do-Si-Do—with lilting move-to-it rhyming text, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.

     

    Days & Times: Tuesday 9:30, Thursday 11:30
    Session Length: 45 minutes per week, 15 weeks
    Session Costs: $295 for 15 weeks of tuition and two sets of materials.
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