Village – Themes

Themes and home materials for spring 2017

rhythm-materialsThe Rhythm of My Day highlights the concept of a family’s daily rituals and delightful songs and activities are designed to help you incorporate more rhythm and routine into bath time, meal time, bed time, etc. where music becomes your guide. In addition to addressing the issue of daily rituals, we’ll focus on diversity of sound, inhibitory control, syncopation and listening. Bring home these stress-free play and relaxation techniques and incorporate them into your daily routines knowing you are developing your babies’ brain while having so much fun!

hickory-materialsHickory Dickory Tickle & Bounce — Research shows the more you expose your baby to nursery rhymes and songs, the stronger her emerging language-learning skills will be. The Mother Goose-like stories and rhymes in this unit help develop communication strategies through listening activities, speaking “parentese,” and sign language. The literature book will inspire creative movement activities while your baby discovers the related movement concepts.

Themes and home materials for fall 2016

Zoom Buggy! How many ways can Baby and Parent zoom? Hop in the Zoom Buggy and find out! Familiar tunes and old favorites such as “Little Red Caboose,” “Lightly Row” and “Canoe Song” are interspersed with new songs used in activities designed to help Baby move down that fascinating road of development. Baby’s board book focuses on six ways to “go zoom” and are complemented on the art banner. Baby will enjoy exploring scarves, chime balls, baby bells, egg shakers and more while learning about fast and slow, stop and start and long and short. We will rock to favorite lullabies, dance together and relax to beautiful classics in every class. Learn about the latest developmental research, all while introducing your child to a wide variety of music, sounds, and timbres.

Dream Pillow Lullaby — Baby is the star in Dream Pillow. You are invited to enjoy bedtime closeness at any time of day by exploring and extending the musicality of Baby’s environment. Our Kindermusik class activities are easily woven into your family’s daily routines. You will find many upbeat and playful activities as well as an array of stimulating and age-appropriate things and instruments for Baby to explore. Swirl in the dream cloud and dance to “Skinnamarink,” and “Maypole Dance.” Baby will handle humongous scarves, drums, clackers and mirrors plus hear the sound of the slide whistle and resonator bars. Each of the musical activities in Dream Pillow stimulates development in your baby’s growing brain, promoting physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and language development.

Themes and home materials for spring 2016

mooCock-A-doodle-MOO! Hop on the hayride — it’s time to head for the farm! In the Cock-a-doodle-MOO! unit of Kindermusik Village, families will sing songs about the farm, including “Old MacDonald,” “Hayride,” and “Clever Cows.” They’ll engage in rituals and playful activities for baby and caregiver, including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time. During the week, families will enjoy their At Home Materials, looking through a playful picture book of animals and the sounds they make, as well as access to download all of the songs heard in class and an instrument for music making at home all while introducing your child to a wide variety of international musical styles.

dewDropsDew Drops — Stop and smell the roses — and lily of the valley, and tulips, and pansies . . . in the DewDrops GARDEN THEME unit of Kindermusik Village, families will play and move together to songs about flowers, such as “Jasmine Flower,” “How Does Your Garden Grow?” and “White Coral Bells.” They’ll also explore traditional Irish & Scottish music: they’ll dance a jig, move to the “Irish Trot,” and exercise to “Did You Ever See a Lassie.” In the At Home Materials, families will receive access to download beautifully arranged songs from class, a board book of flowers, and an instrument for music-making at home as well as receive weekly PDF home journal information filled with activities.

Home Materials:

    Cock-a-doodle-Moo

  • Baby’s Literature Book – Board book with delightful, colorful artwork.
  • Download 2 Home CDs
  • 2 Theme Related Instruments: Cagebell and Rainbowshaker
  • 2 PDF Home Journals: Song Lyrics, Brain Development and Ways-To-Hold-Baby Charts
  • 2 Baby’s Literature Books
  • 4 Art Banners
  • Activity Packet Download: play.kindermusik.com

Dew Drops

Themes and home materials for fall 2015

FeathersFeathers introduces you and your baby to a delightful range of songs, movement activities, object play and vocal play relating to our feathered friends. The Australian Kookaburra, the African Ostrich and many more birds from across the world are featured in songs, dances and poems. A Yiddish folk song, a Muskogean melody, and Mother Goose rhymes set to music are just a few of the colorful and exciting pieces introduced in this curriculum.

Home Materials:

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  • Baby’s Literature Book – Board book with delightful, colorful artwork.
  • Baby’s Home Journal PDF File – Scrapbook-like book that includes home activity cards.
  • Home CD – Features all songs and chants from class plus more!
  • Chime Ball
  • Art Banners (two) – Aids baby’s visual and language development.
  • Storage/Carry Bag
  • Weekly Newsletter filled with Parent Info

DosidoDo-Si-Do stimulates a wonderfully unique experience of rhythm and movement for Baby and Parent/Caregiver. Movement highlights include a Virginia Reel, a combination Tango, Cha-Cha! and our “move-to-it” poem. Other activities range from chime ball play to instrument exploration and more. Music selections draw from many traditions, including African American, Mexican, Scottish, South African and Southeast Asian.

Do-Si-DoHome Materials:

  • Baby’s Literature Book – Board book with delightful, colorful artwork.
  • Baby’s Home Journal PDF File– Scrapbook-like book that includes home activity cards.
  • Home CD – Features all songs and chants from class plus more!
  • Yellow Egg Shaker Instrument & Kindermusik Scarf
  • Art Banners (two) – Aids baby’s visual and language development.
  • Storage/Carry Bag
  • Weekly Newsletter filled with Parent Info