Village

Age range: 0 to 2 years
Class structure: Two units per semester
Class size: Up to 10 children and their parents
Class length: 45 minutes for 15 weeks (Parent or caregiver attends the entire class.)

At Musical Pathways, we know that gazing into your baby’s eyes is the most exciting part of your day. We understand how precious this time is with your little one. That’s why we created the Village curriculum to maximize brain development during those precious moments.

In a Kindermusik Village class, we take those special bonding moments between you and your baby and add in a unique blend of musical learning activities that stimulate and engage all of the senses. Your educator will teach you how to encourage your baby’s development through vocal play, object exploration, instruments, and creative movement.

What You’ll Experience in Class

  • Variety of music. Musical diversity builds strong neural networks in a baby’s forming mind, which is why each Kindermusik semester contains an array of styles, sounds, and genres.
  • Instrument play. Age-appropriate experiences with child-safe instruments enhances a sense of rhythm and steady beat, develops a keen awareness of the distinguishing qualities of sound, and encourages spontaneity and creativity.
  • Dance. A classroom full of baby and adult pairs dancing together helps a little body’s vestibular system develop, and helps a little heart to fall in love with the sheer joy of responding to music.
  • Together time. A Kindermusik class is truly the essence of “quality time,” offering you a place to create special memories with your child, gain new insights into your child’s development, and nurture your child’s natural love of music.
  • Expert advice. A Kindermusik educator explains “what-to-watch-for” every step of the way and how each activity enhances your child’s complete development.
  • Learning continues at home. With the home materials, the learning continues at home with your child’s best teacher — you!

Some of the Features and Benefits for You and Your Child

  • Nurtures the bond between parent and child.
  • Educates parents through Kindermusik Foundations of Learning.
  • Form relationships with other young families.
  • One-Stop Shop for all early childhood questions and concerns.
  • Researched Home Materials to keep the fun & learning going all week long!

Kindermusik Foundations of Learning™ insights, shared in class and at home, show you how the activities you share foster your child’s unique development. Village opens new windows — to show your baby more about the world and to show you more about your baby.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and babies, ages newborn to 2 years
  • 15-week semester with two different, eight-week themes
  • Weekly 45-minute class that includes new and unique parent and baby activities
  • You’ll learn over 30 songs, lullabies, and nursery rhymes and do more than 200 activities together by the semester’s end
  • 2 Sets of At Home Materials – one for each mini-theme – each including a CD of music from class, literature board book, age-appropriate instrument, and a set of art banners, Weekly Newsletter, and Full Activity Packet & Music Download

You’ll both love the At-Home Materials:

Enjoy more special moments with more musical play at home. Each of your 2 sets of home materials includes a home journal (scrapbook-like activity book), an illustrated nursery-rhyme book with delightful artwork, 2 Art banners to aid in your baby’s visual and language development, a clear, vinyl storage & carry bag and a Home CD which features all the songs and chants from class plus more! Full Activity Packet Download: play.kindermusik.com

Themes and home materials for fall 2017

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.

DosidoDo-Si-Do Swing with your baby in the Virginia Reel, go cheek to cheek in the Tango, and move your feet to the Cha-Cha in the wonderfully unique experience of rhythm and movement in Do-Si-Do. Mexican, Scottish, South African, Southeast Asian and African American music will inspire you and your little one and instrument exploration adds to the fun.

Home Materials:

  • 2 Home CDs
  • 2 Theme Related Instruments
  • 2 PDF Home Journals; Activities, Song Lyrics, Brain Development and Ways-To-Hold-Baby Charts
  • 2 Baby’s Literature Books
  • 2 Art Banners

Themes and home materials for spring 2018

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.” You will engage in rituals and playful activities for both you and baby, including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time. And during the week, enjoy your At Home Materials.

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.”

Home Materials:

  • 2 Home CDs
  • 2 Theme Related Instruments
  • 2 PDF Home Journals: Song Lyrics, Brain Development and Ways-To-Hold-Baby Charts
  • 2 Baby’s Literature Books
  • 2 Art Banners