2013 Summer – Full of Beach Days for Families

I LIKE the Beach !!!  

Really, I do.  I spent most every weekend of my childhood with my family at the beach, and I have such wonderful memories.   We try to take our children to the beach as often as possible, but it isn’t always easy or cheap to get in a full day of fun, driving from Lakeland, although there are plenty of beaches to choose from.

I also have fond memories of teaching the Creatures at the Ocean program.  This is the program that I have taught most repeatedly.  There are many children in Lakeland over the years that have enjoyed our story cards and shouting “I LIKE the BEACH!”

Kindermusik is now retiring this program and it is our last opportunity to get these physical materials and enjoy these weekly themes.  But in light of the new exciting Digital Home Materials option, we are mixing it up and having some fun with BOTH.   So Ms. Debbie is extending her creativity to combine these programs in a fascinating way, offering flexible options for participation and home materials.

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Music Connections is proud to offer the Creatures at the Ocean / Beach Days Adventures to the families of Lakeland, Florida, and the surrounding communities, offered during the week, and one Saturday a month.

This six week session includes themes on the beach, at the shore, and in the ocean.  We get to have fun playing with sand, jumping over the waves, going for boat rides, and swimming with the whales and dolphins through musical movement and imaginative play activities.

  • Families with one or more children 1 – 5 yrs. (or so) participate together during the 45 min. class:
  • Class times include:     Tues. 10:30 or 11:30;  Thurs. 9:30 or 10:30 am
  • 6 weeks of classes offered twice a week starting June 18.
  • Attend once a week, twice a week, or pick the dates that work for you.
  • Choose the right plan for your family, from 4 classes, to all 12.
  • Choose the type of home materials: physical or digital.

Family Plans:

  • $60 for 4 classes and digital home materials.  Add class dates @$12 each.
  • $100 for 6 classes and physical home materials.  Add class dates @ $12 each.
  • $120 ($60/month) for 10 classes and DIGITAL materials
  • SPECIAL:  $160 includes both types of home materials, and your place in every class is saved.

Saturday Family Option continues the Beach Theme

  • Classes offered once a month:
  1. June 8 –  Sand, Shore activities and creatures
  2. July 13 – Water, Waves, Bubbles & creatures
  3. Aug. 3  - Boating and Deep Water creatures

Creatures at the Ocean Dates and Themes:

  • Keep in mind, these are general topics.
  • Everyday will be different, with some familiar, and some new songs & activities.

Tuesday                                                       Thursday

June 18:     Sandy Shores                      June 20:    Shore Creatures

June 25:    Watery Shores                    June 27:    Water Creatures

July 1 – 5:   NO CLASSES   Happy Independence Day !

July 9:        Boating & Fishing              July 11:      Deep Water Creatures

July 16:     Shore Creatures                 July 18:      Sandy Shores

July 23:     Water Creatures                July 25:      Watery Shores

July 30:    Deep Water Creatures      Aug. 1:        Boating & Fishing


Creatures at the Ocean physical home materials include:

  • a great CD you are sure to love, (a Kindermusik favorite)
  • colorful music folders with pictures, song text, and ideas for fun follow up at home,
  • a set of storytelling cards “I LIKE THE BEACH”,
  • a set of seashell castanets
  • additional Sharing Sheets I have developed on the themes
  • a few craft materials for unique handmade projects for you to enjoy at home.

 Beach Days Digital home Materials include online and mobile access to:

  • fabulous music recordings,
  • online book about the beach
  • interactive games for parents and children to enjoy together,
  • videos of virtual field trips, or unique demonstrations of activities
  • printable downloads, etc.
  • ability to purchase book and/or instruments from Kindermusik
  • These will be accessible on July 1

This is truly one of my favorite semesters, and I have taught it more times than any other Kindermusik program.  I have also developed unique crafts, and gathered wonderful stories to enhance the fun of this program.  I am excited about adding the Digital element, so families can access fun interactive activities at home or on the go.

There’s something for everyone in this unique Kindermusik semester, even those who don’t like sand between the toes.

There is limited space in each class (no more than 12 students), so complete this form to get started in developing the plan that works best for your family.  The different plans with options is described in detail on the enrollment form.  No payment is taken until we have clarified availability in the classes of your choice, family total, and payment plan that works for you.  Once clear and a payment is provided, your enrollment is complete, space saved, and materials ordered.

Enroll in Summer 2013 Session in Lakeland 

Contact Debbie for personalized customer service: click the Contact US button on the right.  But at least look at the enrollment form first!

I hope to see you as we enjoy our Beach Days together this summer!

If you aren’t located nearby, the Kindermusik website features the Educator Locator, a great tool to search for an educator near you who may be teaching this program, or other fun summer programs.




  1. Unlike most other music programs for young children, Kindermusik is designed as an everyday musical experience. That’s why Kindermusik puts so much energy into creating high quality At Home materials that are second to none. Thoughtfully crafted sets of materials are purposefully incorporated to provide the most complete and the best possible musical learning experience available for the entire family.

  2. Through the grant, ABC Music & Me provided all the classroom teaching materials, a one-day training session for teachers and staff, and take-home kits for families to use together. Since 40% of the children enrolled in the O.C.E.A.N. Inc Head Start program speak Spanish as their first language, take-home kits were provided in English and Spanish. Language-specific family engagement will encourage more parent participation and give them confidence as their child’s first teacher.

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