Welcome to Kindermusik@Home—our robust web app for children available as part of your enrollment! A message from Kindermusik International:
At Kindermusik, we know that music can impact a young child in profound ways and set a child up for early (and ongoing!) academic success. We also know children learn best through repetition, which is why enrollment in Kindermusik has always included materials for families to use together at home. In the past, this meant providing physical home materials, however, we recognize the times—and tools—are changing. Now, children engage in digital learning from an early age.
Age-appropriate & family-friendly use of technology
As the world’s leader in music education programs for young children, we share a commitment to follow, participate in, and integrate the newest research on how children learn best, which also means including the latest technology in fun, age-appropriate, and family-friendly ways. To help support the growing importance of technology fluency, we are proud to bring Kindermusik@Home to your family. These digital home materials truly embody the very best of both worlds—a responsible introduction to technology AND lots of hands-on, movement-rich, in-your-lap, down-on-the-floor learning. This philosophy aligns with the recommendations for screen time set forth by the NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning.
With Kindermusik@Home, you can access your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, music, eBooks, and lyrics any time from your smart phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or computer. With recipes, learning games for kids, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format, we make it easy for parents and caregivers to actively support their children’s learning on-the-go—from the living room to the grocery store to the doctor’s office! Plus, with each new learning theme, Kindermusik adds new content and new music to your family’s growing collection!
See for yourself!
And the best news is all you need to do to access your Kindermusik@Home educational activities is activate your account by creating a profile at My.Kindermusik.com!
If you live in Lakeland, or Polk County, Floriday, see more details about enrolling in a May unit of Kindermusik@Home in my article: May Units with Digital Home Materials.
If you live anywhere else, check out Kindermusik.com and Find A Class Near You !
What do you think of having digitally accessed material, rather than physical home materials at this point? I will be asking again later once we’ve had a chance to explore it.
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning!) continues with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each month’s story.
We believe parents are the best educators. As your child grows, Kindermusik understands the development process taking place. We also want you to understand that process, because when a child’s learning needs are best understood in the classroom and at home, Kindermusik can foster all aspects of your child’s development while developing a natural sense of musical appreciation and capability. Register for a class or attend a FREE preview class .
For 3 & 4 year olds Each week in class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. Parents join class for the final activities. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning—and the fun!
Young children respond when something is fun and enjoyable. Over and over they will repeat an activity, song, or musical game that they like. In Kindermusik, this repetition creates opportunities to build and extend an activity, which leads to the mastery of skills and the learning of concepts. The Kindermusik experience offers families the time and materials for sharing and bonding and respects the need of the parent to be a vital part of their child’s learning experience.
You may think, “Music? Ha! Music isn’t important! It has no effect on life!” But that’s very far from the truth. As experts like Jim Powell, Ed.D, say, “good music (is) invaluable as a teaching tool.” Music education helps cognitive (memory,) social, physical, emotional, language (lingual,) and (of course) musical development in young children. It also can help kids’ self-esteem. Studies show that music enhances the learning process in young minds. Not only does MCF help with learning through music, MCF can help get a child ready for life ahead, and give them a head start in school!
What Happens in Class? Each week in class you’ll sing, play, listen, and dance to music that will impact you and your child in profound ways. That’s because every song, story, and two-step has a carefully chosen musical and developmental purpose in this creative curriculum. We will read stories, say rhymes and do activities that encourages creativity, problem-solving, emotional as well as physical development in your child. You will take home CD’s, books and instruments so you can take the music, fun, and learning with you wherever you go.
Already musical? you will love singing all the songs, the quality of the beautiful musical arrangements of the music downloads, the extensive cultural influence of the musical selection and the wide-range of familiar and unusual instruments/props used in class. PLUS the exciting NEW digital @Home musical learning materials make the learning super portable.