Even newborns can follow a rhythm, article by Robin Nixon

January 29, 2009 at 12:08 am | Posted in Babies, Brain Development, Children's Music, enroll, Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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Here is another study pointing to the importance of recognizing babies are musical. It is my opinion what we cultivate from the earliest ages and stages is what lasts into childhood and later adulthood. That is why something like Kindermusik is so valuable to both parent and child. The parent is given the tools to cultivate a sophisticated understanding and desire to express in a musical way. Even if they are not musical as an adult, Kindermusik CD’s and activity books, literature books and instruments allow the parent to lead the way. It is such an exciting and productive process. Read the article here.  Robin Nixon calls attention to a quote from the article,  by Henkjan Honing of the University of Amsterdam assistant researcher in the study.  “While spoken language can take more than a year to develop, “music is one of the earliest things parents have with their children,” Honing said.” Nixon surmises “scientists have shown, at birth we already have sophisticated methods for interpreting the world.” Rhythm, steady beat, musical interpretation; all impact how successfully your child learns. Won’t you help your child reach their musical, intellectual and athletic potential and sign up for Kindermusik today?!

Open House Saturday!

January 24, 2009 at 9:29 am | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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Kindermusik & Voice of Clayton at Riverwood OPEN HOUSE

Kindermusik & Voice of Clayton at Riverwood OPEN HOUSE

Enrolling for Winter/Spring Kindermusik!

January 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment

We are enrolling now for Winter/Spring Kindermusik classes. The semester starts February, 2nd, 2009. Link Here to see our full schedule and register online. Check out just some of what we’re offering below!

Village – Ages Newborn to 18 months

Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce

Hickory Dickory Tickle & Bounce HM

Hickory Dickory Tickle & Bounce HM

Research shows the more you expose your baby to nursery rhymes and songs, the stronger those emerging language-learning skills will be. That’s why these Mother Goose-like stories and rhymes are the main theme of this class. Plus, you’ll develop research-proven communication strategies with your child through listening activities, speaking “parentese,” and sign language.

Home Materials: CD of beautifully arranged nursery rhyme and songs from class, a rhyming picture board book—Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce, a set of Art Banners, and an instrument for music-making at home.

The Rhythm of My Day

The Rhythm of My Day HM

The Rhythm of My Day HM

This class will help you bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your daily routines.

Home Materials:CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, The Rhythm of My Day—a colorful picture board book with class themes, a set of Art Banners, and an instrument for music-making at home.

Our Time – Ages 18 months to 3.5 years

Fiddle Dee Dee

Fiddle Dee Dee Home Materials

Fiddle Dee Dee Home Materials

We’ll meet many animal characters in our books, activities, and songs—each specifically chosen for a toddler’s emerging interests and physical skills. With silly, bumpy lap bounces, we’ll help toddlers develop rhythm while further developing their ever-emerging language skills. With a special stringed instrument emphasis in the music from class, parents can bring home the violin, cello, and orchestra sounds to help their toddlers stay happy and engaged learners at home, too.

Home Materials: Two Books—This Little Piggy Played the Fiddle and Animal Serenade, Two Home CDs, Kindermusik-exclusive fiddle sticks, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a cute, play-storage box that is environmentally safe and recyclable.

Imagine That – ages 3 – 5 years

Cities! Busy Places ~ Friendly Face HM

Cities! Busy Places ~ Friendly Face HM

Cities! Busy Places ~ Friendly Faces —In this unit, sidewalks, elevators, skyscrapers, and world-traveling photographers are the theme. Learning through the pretend play that preschoolers adore, we’ll be rhythmically busy playing storytelling games and handcrafting city “buildings” from wax paper at home so we can make a cityscape in class! Plus every activity has some at-home adaptations so the parent can take part in the learning. With a pair of resonator bars as a featured instrument, and a multicultural, jazzy collection of music, preschoolers will develop the social and intellectual skills they’ll need in school.

Home Materials:

Two books—Razupazu Toto and Down Our Street, Cities! Game Board Set, Two Home CDs—collection of multicultural and jazzy music heard in class, Family Activity Book, and a pair of Kindermusik resonator bars with mallets as the featured instrument.

Kindermusik means More one-on-one time for Mommy and baby!

January 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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Happy New Year to You and Yours!

January 1, 2009 at 9:00 am | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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