Come check out a free demo class!! During the last week of August we are offering numerous demo classes! Wondering what a baby class is like? Come and see for yourself! Wondering if your child is ready for Wiggle & Grow? Come see. This 30 minute class will give you a taste of some of the fun that Kindermusik offers. You’ll see a class in action. Have fun singing, dancing, playing instruments, giggling, and learning while you see just what makes Kindermusik soooo special. Come play with us!

Register for fall before the end of the month and receive a free set of rhythm sticks!!!

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We have some exciting classes lined up for this school year! If you have never checked out a class, now’s the perfect time!

What is a Kindermusik Class? Well, simply put, they are the best early childhood music and movement classes for kids ages 0-6! Trusted. Proven. Educational. And of course, fun! Kindermusik International is the world’s leading provider of music and movement programs for young children, enjoyed by over 1 million families in more than 70 countries. And our mission? It’s simple. Music is the best vehicle for early childhood learning. We want to instill a lifelong love of music and learning in children. Our program is based on research demonstrating the benefits of music at each stage of a child’s development. We start from where your child is, regardless of his age, and provide activities that stimulate his mind, body, and sense of play.


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Every stage, or “season,” of early childhood has its triumphs and its challenges.  At Kindermusik, we believe that music and movement should be a huge part of both the celebrations and the everyday moments of each stage of childhood.

That’s why Kindermusik classes are not just filled with happy music and delightful activities for kids, but are also full of practical tips and musical helps for parents.  And it all comes packaged in such a way as to also give you invaluable insights into the way your child will grow and develop into the special individual he/she is meant to be. Read more

In our Kindermusik classes, each month has a specific theme (or unit). All of our songs and activities revolve around these themes. Here are the units and descriptions for the Summer Session.

Sing & Play (birth to 2 year olds)


Big Back Yard:
 Parks, playgrounds, and yards of all shapes and sizes were made for play, play, play! Our bodies get a gross-motor “goose” when we go on a pretend adventure in our Big Back Yard.





Hello Day: 
What do you do in the morning? In Hello, Day!, you’ll greet the day with all of your senses and say good morning to the sunshine, you’ll blow away the morning dew, you’ll stretch your bodies high and low, explore and exercise fine-motor skills, and even play bath time and laundry games. Read more

Kindermusik isn’t just for kids – it’s for parents too!
You’ll love the support and friendship you find amongst the other adults in the class.  The class activities are just as much fun for you as they are for your child – and no one cares how well you sing or dance.  It’s all about the kids!  Plus you’ll take home what you learn so that along with your Home Materials, you’ll have the tools and resources at your fingertips to extend the fun, music, and learning at home.

Kindermusik classes will become the highlight of your week.
Kindermusik isn’t just one more thing for your busy schedule, it’s the one thing that allows you time to slow down and savor those precious, fleeting years from newborn to age 7 years. Kindermusik classes give you uninterrupted quality time with your child and unique insights into your child’s development.  And there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that you (and Kindermusik!) just put that big smile on your child’s face and a happy song in his/her heart. Read more

At Kindermusik, we’re all about great ideas and helpful tips that make parenting just a little bit easier and a whole lot more musical.  And now that Spring is just around the corner, we thought we’d share some music and movement ideas for celebrating spring… and creating some very happy memories!

Cute child in puddle1. Go for a listening walk. There are all kinds of sounds to be discovered outside, especially in the Spring time.  Listen for, imitate, and then talk about the sounds that are all around.

2.  Take advantage of springtime showers. Those brief, light spring showers do more than bring May flowers… they also leave perfectly sized puddles that are great for jumping, stomping, splashing, and giggling!

3.  Blow bubbles on the porch. There’s nothing more delightful than bubbles.  But bubbles aren’t just for fun, they also help little eyes learn to track and follow moving objects and little eyes and hands to improve eye-hand coordination.

4.  Do a happy dance in the house. Turn on your favorite music and float like a cloud, sway like a tree, fly like a bird, or wiggle like a worm.  (This would be a great follow up to your Listening Walk, and it’s a fun thing for the whole family to enjoy!)

5.  Work on some spring cleaning together. We think music makes everything better, and that includes spring cleaning.  Give your child a soft cloth or small duster and let them help.  Sing and dance the chores away!

And for more fun ways to celebrate Spring and all things new…

Blog post by mindsonmusic.kindermusik.com.

Curious what our Digital Home Materials are like? Each unit includes the following:

  • Free download of 15-20 new songs per month
  • An ebook, which is the same as the book in class (both interactive online and a printable download)
  • Age-appropriate and unit specific activities that enhance music experiences in class

The digital home materials are meant as a way to bring music into the home and to extend all of the wonderful benefits of Kindermusik into children’s daily lives. You, the parent, are the child’s first and best teacher! 

Here are two free units for you to check out: 

Family All Around Me. From the Sing & Play Class (ages 1-2)
How do you feel? From the Wiggle & Grow Class (ages 2-3)

Kindermusik’s Official Stance on Screentime

“Kindermusik International knows and respects that each family gets to decide what’s best for them when it comes to the issue of screen time or the use of technology and young children.  In creating our new digital tools and parenting resources, Kindermusik has read about and researched this topic thoroughly.  We have aligned our stance with that of the highly respected NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning, recognizing that children can benefit from a responsible and age-appropriate use of technology in combination with hands-on experiences and in partnership with an actively involved caregiver.  We are proud to bring these high-quality educational materials to your family in hopes we can 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.”

Wondering if piano lessons are right for your child? Here is a list of some of the amazing, non-musical benefits that Music for Little Mozarts provides.

  • Patience: The process of learning effective practice skills aids the child in developing patience.
  • Confidence and Poise: Frequent performance helps the child develop confidence and poise that will be useful in dealing with many situations in life.
  • Perseverance and Commitment: The demands of piano study teach children to develop a commitment to projects and follow them through to completion.
  • Coordination: The coordination of both small and large muscles is strengthened through piano playing.
  • Self-Esteem and Satisfaction: As musical skills are developed, students feel a strong sense of satisfaction in their progress and develop a feeling of self-esteem that transfers to other situations in life.
  • Creativity and Self-Expression: Music study provides a forum for communicating feelings and using imagination for creative endeavors. Read more

Check out Kindermusik in the News! Here is the press release from the Fall! Isn’t music simply amazing!!

Study Proves ABC Music & Me Program Boosts Literacy Development

GREENSBORO, NC – October 15, 2013 – SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, conducted a national study of nearly 300 preschool children, aged three years through five years, to test the ability of Kindermusik International’s curriculum ABC Music & Me to affect students’ literacy development.

During the study, students in both the treatment and control groups were tested with the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) Pre-K Assessment at both the beginning and end of the school year. Results indicated that students in the treatment group showed a 32% higher gain in PALS scores over the control group, indicating greater gains in student’s literacy as a result of the curriculum.

“Students using Kindermusik showed significantly greater improvement in literacy and language skills than students who did not use Kindermusik,” said Scott Elliot, president of SEG Measurement.

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My Little Conservatory is offering a Free Kindermusik Demo Class for our Family Time Class. Here are the details:

The Demo is THIS Wednesday, February 26, 2014
9:30-10:15am
St. Francis Episcopal Church in the Willow Glen Area (1205 Pine Ave. San Jose)

 

See you there!