Life with children often seems to revolve around food. Mix in some upbeat music, good manners & creative explorations with these mealtimes, and we have a daily carousel that keeps you and your little ones smiling. You may already know a few songs about food, but these Kindermusik units give you so much more singable songs, and danceable tunes, and so many ways for you and your children to delight each other in the kitchen.
This January, the program units for each age group include:
- FOUR – 45 min. weekly lessons
- Your album of music, story book, video field trips, activities, ideas, and printables – ALL accessible through your personal ONLINE account on phone, computer or mobile device.
Foundations for Tiny To Toddling = Peas & Carrots
Whether you are finding ways to keep baby occupied while food is being prepared, or dancing around in the kitchen, or learning about first foods fed to babies around the world… this unit will provide ample ideas to add spark and special moments to your everyday food routines. PLUS, we use American Sign Language in our communications with our little ones focusing on meal time words, which are HIGHLY motivating.
Level 1: Active Explorers = Yum!
You’ll ‘gobble up’ this unit’s strawberries and pancakes, apples, raisins, and other yummy treats. Then, you’ll move, move, move! Little bodies learn movement, coordination, and body awareness through contrasts—so get ready to move your body in high-and-low, large-and-small, and even energetic-and-calm ways. Our toddlers are now ready to start communicating a bit with some of our American Sign Language focusing on words about FOOD (highly motivating for them), and MANNERS (appreciated by all).
Level 2: Toddlers & Twos – Time for Lunch
Come and get it! There’s nothing that gives us more joy and comfort than sharing good food and good stories with those we love. In this unit, we’ll explore food – from preparing and eating – through songs, vocal play, instruments and focused listening activities. So wash your hands and put on your apron. It’s time to grow some peas, snap the veggies, and mix up some delicious delights with your little ones. Fill your child’s vocabulary and singing voice with songs that you will savor. Adding in some ASL signs will be a delightful way to accentuate our manners at mealtimes. Please… and Thank You !
Level 3-4: Independent Learners – Jazz Kitchen
Throw in a half a cup of movement with a generous cup of beat and divided beat. Next, stir in some vocal play, gently fold in a parachute and some egg shakers, and your well on your way to a Jazzy good time. Jazz music, with its famous instruments, cool improvisation, upbeat tunes, and its roots in southern American history, mixes perfectly with our Kitchen theme to provide a diverse and exciting unit. Your children are sure to delight in singing the jazzy refrain of Noodles from Scratch. New vocabulary abounds with words from the jazz genre as well as from the kitchen. Why, by lesson 4, their singing is sure to be al dente!
Kindermusik@Home delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics – as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each unit, you receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices – ready to use wherever your family wanders. It’s Kindermusik for you!