Making, listening to and creating music teaches, nurtures and nourishes our children as they grow! Groovy Big Kid classes are perfect for the imaginative minds and active bodies of pre-schoolers. Using songs, rhythms and play as our guide, we tap into your Big Kid's creativity and growing musicality.
Using our VOICES We sing many favorite songs and learn new ones together. We will sing in a variety of tempos, rhythms, and pitches. We practice call and response. We tell musical stories and make-up our own songs. When your child sings along, it helps to develop his/her rhyming, counting, memory and social skills.
Using our BODIES We explore many different types of rhythms and ways to move our bodies both with and without music! We move like many different animals and objects in many different ways. These activities help your child to define his/her personal space, maintain focus and improve gross motor skills.
Learning through PLAY Fundamentals of music such as tempo (fast/slow), pitch (high/low), and dynamics (loud/soft) are introduced through movement, rhythm and melodic play. These concepts help your child develop listening, verbal and cognitive skills.
Discovering INSTRUMENTS Eyes, ears and hands! Your child listens to and play a variety of non-pitched (rhythmic) and melodic instruments while discovering different rhythms, melodies, tempos and dynamics. These activities help your child develop fine motor skills and keen listening skills.
Responding to MUSIC Different types of music evoke many different feelings. Children show and tell their feelings in response to diverse musical genres and cultures. This helps promotes social and emotional awareness.
Making CONNECTIONS Through song, dance and play, we celebrate holidays, birthdays, seasons, numbers, letters, parts of the body, favorite foods, new babies, new friends and family time, etc. Music becomes a part of everyday life!