You and your child, and all of your emotions, will find ways to thrive during our January 4 week units in Lakeland, FL, from infants up to 4 years old.
Much of a child’s development will unfold naturally. But one of the main areas of development that needs guidance, starting in infancy, is our emotional intelligence. Our ability to recognize emotions and respond effectively to them is a lifelong pursuit. Consistent long-term research has show these skills have massive impact on so much of what makes a successful life, emotionally, socially, and even academically.
Learn to nurture and guide your child through music:
- to develop a strong sense of self,
- to be proud of the ability to control their actions,
- and to interact well with others
These are not skills that develop without guidance; proactive, persistent, consistent guidance. These skills are best developed through monitored interactions with others. Our Kindermusik programs are designed to nurture the emotional and social growth in each stage of it’s development through structured activities with a group of others the same age.
This January 2019, we are offering unique 4 week units for each Level with a primary focus on the development of our emotional and social selves. Choosing one of these short units best suited for your child’s age and abilities will provide an solid start for your new year in the Lakeland. At just $65 for 4 lessons and access to your music and activities online, it is a worthy investment for you and your child.
Foundations: Infants up to walking
Infants begin their emotional development through strong attachments with their primary caregiver, most often Mom or Dad. It is critical the baby is able to trust that their needs will be met, both physically and emotionally. Most parents quickly gain the skills to meet a child’s physical needs, and strive to help them be happy. But meeting a child’s emotional needs is a little more tricky.
In our Foundations Level for babies before they are actively walking, we will be using the unit Mama Goose, filled with traditional nursery rhymes to create playful rituals that will engage our babies and make strong emotional connections.
Through this unit of online digital home materials, families enjoy a delightful album of quality music, as well as the “Hickory Dickory Dock” story, videos to help you learn new songs and new activities to enjoy with your baby. Moms with babies love the tidbits of information based on research to explain what babies need, and how to create interactions with lasting effects on each area of development.
1: Active Explorers: Toddlers up to 20 months
Being a little kid is complicated. There is so much toddlers still need help with, but so many new things within their grasp! Active exploring toddlers are gaining awareness and abilities at a rapid rate every day, which can be overwhelming for the child, and for the parent.
In this unit’s lessons you’ll help boost their skills and confidence by exploring language-enhancing steady beat activities that will have them saying: I Can Do That!
Through this unit of online digital home materials, families enjoy a delightful album of quality music, as well as the “Watch Me” book, video field trips to experience steady beat, and a variety of games to initiate moving, making emotional faces, and making instruments. PLUS, there are instructions on involving these little ones in chores around the home, and using sign language to promote communication skills.
2: Young Learners: Around 1.5 to 3.5 years old
Everyone has feelings, and children are no exception. Indeed, at this age, they are just starting to recognize their feelings, even though they have been experiencing them for a long time. A young child can go from happy to sad and back again in the blink of an eye. Navigating their changing emotions can be complicated for children, but the music, dances and activities in How Do You Feel? provide a fun way for them to explore and identify different feelings, learn how to express and manage their emotions, and understand themselves better. What better way to develop these important social-emotional skills?
Through this unit of online digital home materials, families enjoy the “Feelings” book, video field trips to explore “Feelings Faces”, and a variety of games to initiate expressive movement to music and drums play. There are activities to recognize emotions in music, start conversations about emotions, and make a Feelings Shaker instrument. PLUS, there are instructions on involving these little ones in sign language for specific emotions to help them communicate their feelings.
3: Preschoolers: 3 – 5 years old
Your young child is still in the early stages of learning to feel and express their emotions. In this unit, we explore how music can be a powerful trigger for a variety of emotions, and emotions can powerfully inspire the creation of music and art. Sometimes, we feel exactly what the composer wanted us to feel in the music. Sometimes, we use our emotions to change the music! Let’s investigate some music techniques and lots of instruments and learn not only to hear the music, but to FEEL THE MUSIC!
We start with the simple concept of facial expressions as they relate to music and build up to listening to and engaging with the music of one of the great masters of emotion, Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Your child will develop comfort with instruments and their ability to play them, increasing their likelihood of playing instruments as they get older. The music and activities in this unit will invite and expand their natural tendency to sing and move with expressive emotions, allowing the development of a strong musical foundation for future enjoyment and pursuit.
Through this unit of digital home materials, your child will revel in the emotions of a story about Beethoven and a musical duel, and the seven online activities can give them a jump start to:
- listen and recognize different sounds of brass instruments,
- connect the music and feelings with their artistic play,
- explore using both the right hand and the left hand in playing instruments (including a piano).
- Sing-a-long with a silly song and play around with creating new non-sense words
- Dance to music that alternates between happy and sneaky.
- Discriminate sounds to know which instrument to play when in this follow the leader game song.
These short units in January offer a unique opportunity to Try one month for $65, which includes 4 lessons in January along with music, story and activities online, and printables for hands-on activities at home.
Then choose to continue February through May, at $65 a month, for 15 weeks of lessons, along with a variety of physical materials, including music albums on CD, with digital options, children’s literature books, home activity books. instruments and more.
“My 2 year old has become so much better at recognizing emotions by the facial expressions of others, even if she sometimes gets it wrong. The amazing part is her empathy for sad feelings has increased her desire to comfort and cheer up other children and adults, AND the family dog. The emotions chart has helped her identify her feelings and choose how to react more effectively… at least a little better now. Sometimes, it’s just tough to be TWO.” – Sarah Jan. 2017