Does your house in the summer sometimes feel like a ZOO? Does your child love to pretend to be a big cat, on the prowl, ready to leap, pounce and ROAR? We have a song to accompany and tame that lion.
Do you call your two year old a MONKEY… for a reason? We have a song that your monkey will love and will help them direct their energy, and perhaps even your whole FAMILY of monkeys.
If you have a little “parrot”, we have a song that will be your favorite new way to connect with the heart.
Exploring the world of wild animals is fascinating to children of all ages. A trip to the zoo or an animal park to see the live animals takes families into a whole new world they don’t typically see. But the fun and magic of this experience can come alive everyday for you and your family with the songs and activities from the Kindermusik Summer Adventure.
ZOO TRAIN was designed to capture these delightful experiences at the zoo, drawing on the movements, sights, and sounds of the zoo animals to inspire musical experiences and the beginnings of imaginary play. Our happy Kindermusik studio in Lakeland is a safe and cool place for our little animals to be engaged and connected through musical play WITH you, and some friends.
In our 2018 summer camps, there are six different ecosystems, developed in the context of the animals you will meet that day. These weekly lessons are designed to offer just the right balance of structure and spontaneity, of group play and individual exploration and to offer the stability and gentle guidance needed to nurture creativity in the very young.
Your family will be immersed in different ecosystems along with their native animals through our classes together:
- Zoo Train Grand Parade: The Alley Allee O (Zoo Train) and All Animal Parade
- Jungle Jam: Giraffes, Zebras, Lions & Elephants
- Close Encounters of the Wild Kind: Petting Animals, Pony rides, The Aviary
- Dancing Down Under: Kangaroos, Kookaburras, Dingos
- Rockin’ Rain Forest: Monkeys & Parrots; Tree frogs & Sloths
- Polar Paradise: Polar Bears, Seals & Penguins
These lessons are scheduled at a variety of times throughout the week, offered on
- Tues, 10:30 am – 2s & early 3s with parents
- Wed. 10:30 am – Family style
- Thur. 10:30 am – 2s & early 3s with parents
- Thur. 6:00 pm – evening Family style
Your family is encouraged to schedule a consistent day and time so you catch each unique theme, and generally have consistency with the families also enrolled in that class time. Flexible schedules allows you to fit the lessons into your family’s unique summer plans.
Zoo Train is a special summer unit designed specifically for children from 1 1/2 – 3 1/2 years old, but also works great for families enrolling with siblings a bit younger and/ or older.
Summer enrollment includes 8 lessons and a hard back Zoo Train Book, a high quality CD full of music your family will LOVE, an animal shaped shaker, and some craft supplies for a few projects to help your little one with their pretend play.
The 8 class package means you can choose to attend once a week for 8 weeks, or twice a week for 4 weeks, or however it fits into your schedule. It is easy to reschedule dates as things come up.
BE AWARE that if you are quite sure you cannot attend 8 lessons, you are welcome to talk with me about a different enrollment package that will work for you. Any prorating must be arranged for in advance.
Make sure to check the dates and class times on our 2018 Summer Schedule:
Music for Celebrating Seasons
- One Saturday each month
- Register for one or more
9:30 – Babies up to 20 months
10:30 – Mixed ages: 1 – 5 years
This could be your first Kindermusik experience to enjoy together, or… This could become an anticipated monthly family ritual.
"One of my goals as a parent was surrounding my children with as many role models of people pursuing their passions as I could. I wanted them to see people doing and teaching things they love and enjoy so that they would learn to pursue their own passions as they grow. I was very fortunate to find Mrs. Debbie Mondale from Kindermusik when my first child was around 14 months and we started our Kindermusik journey as a family. Mrs. Debbie was passionate about music and passionate about making sure children love and enjoy music. She was *always* upbeat, caring, and enthusiastic in class, doing everything she could to connect to the kids on their level and meet them where they needed. If you are looking for a class that will celebrate the uniqueness of your child then you will find it with Mrs. Debbie. She also cares about our family as a whole and worked with me many times with my often difficult schedule to provide us enough flexibility to allow us to attend our classes. When my first child got older I thought she was doing so well with music that we should start piano lessons. She did do very well initially with her piano lessons and I credit Mrs. Debbie with that because I know she introduced many musical concepts in our classes that helped her excel at first in her lessons. While she did very well in her traditional piano lessons and I believe that she would've continued to do well (and eventually be quite proficient at the piano), I noticed a change in her approach to music. She was memorizing pieces for recitals (which she happened to enjoy at first) and practice was very robotic. It wasn't until I started back in Kindemusik classes with my second child did I realize the difference. My first child no longer had the joy and excitement with discovering music like my younger child was now doing in his own classes. She could play the notes, but the passion was gone. I asked Mrs. Debbie if it were possible for her to join the Young Child class for her age group and she graciously agreed. I took my older child to a class and let her decide which she would prefer to do- piano or kindermusik. There was no hesitation- she loved the class and we were back in kindermusik. Now I get to watch both of my children learn and discover musical concepts (sometimes without even realizing that's what they are doing) and I get to see my older child excel at multiple instruments. They are being exposed to music and culture from all around the world and learn musical history. I knew I had made the right choice to return to kindermusik when I saw my older child (without prompting) play one of her kindermusik songs on our piano (with no sheet music) for her younger brother to learn just because they both enjoyed it. I know that kindermusik has helped my children become well-rounded in their appreciation of music. I would highly recommend kindermusik and Mrs. Debbie to any family.!"Karen Strickland - 2018