“Early in life, music has tremendous power to support the
developing child in all their growing capacities. In addition to being
enjoyable for its own sake, it forges unique connections in the brain,
integrating mind, body, and emotions. It enhances a child’s language,
cognitive, emotional, social, physical development as well as their learning
habits and dispositions.” –
Both of our daughters took music and movement classes at
Music Forever Music Together. They started when they were 9 months and 2 months
old and went on until they were 3 years old. The classes were mixed-age parent-child classes
which was great for the girls since a) they could observe and learn from older
kids in the class and b) our younger one felt more comfortable having her
sister around. For me, as a Mom, it was also very convenient since I had
both of my girls in the same class which saved me time and money not having to
run from one class and location to another.
The classes were fun. We sang and danced, did finger plays
and rhythm games, and played with instruments like tambourines, maracas, egg
shakers, jingle bells, and rattles (always a favorite; the louder the better). For
individual and group movement we used scarfs, balls, stuffed animals, a
stretchy band or a parachute.
The teachers were great and made both kids and adults feel comfortable
singing out loud, showing off their dance moves, and letting their sillies out. They
also explained what and why we’re doing certain things and how these can help
our kids progress in their musical and general development.
Music Forever Music Together is offering two 5-week classes
this summer. Registration for free sample classes as well as summer classes is now open.
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