Kindermusik in Winter Haven – A survey for you

I am thrilled at the level of interest from families to have Kindermusik programs offered in Winter Haven.  More and more families are recognizing the value of music in the lives of their children and families, and want to have it more accessible. 
 
I am excited to once again work with the wonderful families around Winter Haven, but I want to make sure to plan effectively for those families who are interested.  This survey will help me determine what times and programs are best for families, as well as a few other details.
 
There are several options that I mention in the survey that will be easier for you to review before you take the survey.
 
Kindermusik Playdate – This is a one-time event, up to an hour of fun musical activities, and includes music and 1 prop or instrument so parents can continue the fun and learning at home. These are currently scheduled on the 2nd Sat. of each month in the Lakeland location.  The next event is on October 8.  See the details on my blog:  Party with the Pumpkins 
 
WINTER HAVEN Options: 
  • A Playdate can be scheduled at a location of your choice, at a time that works for you and your group of friends.  (as it fits in my schedule)  (If interested, add it to your comments)
  • A Playdate can be scheduled by me at a central location at a time that many families find convenient.  (That’s why I need your feedback.)
Kindermusik Adventures –  Includes 5 weekly classes, up to an hour of fun musical activities based on a theme, and includes music, props, instruments, and materials so parents can continue the fun and learning at home.  The musical process is greatly enhanced for children when they have the opportunity to get familiar with the music, and have a chance to get accostomed to the routines of regularly structured music classes.  We can set this up so the cost can be divided into 2 monthly payments.  I’d like to offer the following programs in October/November at a central location at a time that many families find convenient.  
 
For Babies (2 – 18 months):  Peek-A-Boo, I LOVE You !
Babies and mommies (or daddies, or grandmas) simply LOVE this semester full of traditional songs and activities that babies and their loving adults play to connect with each other.  These unique songs may come from all over the world, but the result is the same – building strong family bonds and laying a strong foundation for learning in Baby’s brain.
 
For Families (1 – 4 years – flexible):  Creatures in My Back Yard
I’d love to offer this semester of delightfully engaging songs and activities about the birds, bugs, pets, and wild critters that may be found in your yard or nearby park. Children have a natural connection with these creatures, and these songs and activities build and expand on this knowledge base.  But what you see is a happy child exploring the world around them in new and unique musical ways.
 
So PLEASE respond, and complete this survey right away !!!!
so I can use your feedback to schedule programs that work for as many families as possible.  
 
 

In the Spring, we may look at the option of 10 week semesters, so we can consider the Family Time program.  In this case, we can extend the fun and learning, and are able to lower the average cost per class.

THANK you for participating in the survey.  I look forward to hearing from you, and being able to determine the best way to bring Kindermusik to Winter Haven.

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Peekaboo, I Love You ! Connecting with babies

Peekaboo scarvesThe game “peekaboo” is the most basic of parent-baby games, yet one of the richest.  In one simple gesture, baby’s beloved adult magically appears in response to baby’s desire – smiling, looking only at baby, telling baby with face and eyes alight, “I am here just for you, whenever you need me; you are adorable, and I love you so much!”  No wonder babies have a seemingly unending appetite for this game!

This game is played in every country and every home that has children.  In our newest semester of Village, specific to babies, we learn to say “I See You” in many languages.  And there are many other such songs and games that have been gathered from homes around the world, and shared in the upcoming summer semester of 

Peek-a-booPeek-A-Boo, I Love You !

This program is specifically designed for families that want to offer their baby (2 – 18 months) and opportunity to freely explore music in a variety of ways, creatively interacting with a parent (or grandparent), and with other babies and their parents.  Ooooh, I just LOVE this baby time !

Peekaboo, I Love You!  Is a semester full of activities that celebrate the games that help develop relationship between a baby and her most important teachers – mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, and close friends.   The included activities are inspired by songs and baby games from many countries around the world and the special love between a parent and child.   These activities become personal rituals which strengthen the family bonds, and make the daily routines more special.  These activities stand up to the test of time because babies learn so much from them.

Includes FIVE  45 min. classes.  Each day focuses on a different theme:

  • I See You !
  • I Will Be Happy
  • Love Somebody
  • Good Old Summertime
  • I Love You !

A  FABULOUS set of home materials makes sure the learning continues ALL summer long:

  • Peekaboo kitQuality CD that includes all the music and rhymes from class, and more
  • a color poster with developmental thoughts and activity ideas
  • a duck puppet/bath mitt
  • a Ducky Gertie Ball (soft and spongy – way fun!)
  • and a variety of handouts full of ideas and resources

 There are TWO WAYS to participate in this semester.

  • Once a week for 5 weeks:  FRIDAYS:  June 19, 26, and July 3, 17, and 24.   
    • 9:30 am
  • Every 3rd SATURDAY for 5 months:  June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19,  Oct. 17.  
    • 9:30 am.

Enroll soon to save your place in this fun summer camp for babies! 

 

What baby song/activity most interests YOUR child?

We have a discussion group about these routines and rituals on my

Music Connections Facebook Page.

Please visit, become a FAN and join in the sharing.

Kindermusik Saturdays keep Families Swinging and Singing

Kindermusik Saturdays

ONE Saturday a month, we will offer individual events based on FUN themes that relate to the month.  ALL of these events are listed on my website, and you can register ONLINE (or by contacting me).  Please register so you can reserve your place in class (participation is limited), and so I know how many people to plan for.  Fun crafts will be involved some months, and other surprises are in store for all who attend.  These Saturday Events are facilitated by DEBBIE MONDALE,   and usually on the 3rd Sat. of each month in Lakeland. 

October Events – Changed to 4th Saturday – Oct. 25th

Location:  In Tune Studios

10:00 am – I LOVE you to the MOON – (for families with BABIES up to 18 months)  There are SO many wonders of the night that are celebrated with beautiful and fun music, as well as dancing and pretend play. Lots of fun with flashlights.

11:00 am. – PUMPKIN PARTY – (for FAMILIES with one or more children from babies up to 7 years old.)  In our pretend garden, we grow the BIGGEST pumpkins and enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and circle dances that celebrate this unique vegetable.  And we’ll even decorate our own pumpkins with fun materials.

 

Speaking of Pumpkins and Moons, I recently recieved THIS Picture !  I HOPE that it is not taken offensively, since it is just pumpkins after all.  I think it is quite creative and is an amazing feat of defying gravity.  I don’t know about you, but I see the same grin from my 4 year old daughter as she streaks around after her bath.  If ANYONE feels this is offensive, please email me and I will take it off right away.

November 15, 2008

10:00 am. – 12:00 pm  – Native American PowWow  – At Explorations V – Ancestors & Heroes Day

If you walked into my house, you would really wonder if my background is purely Native American.  I’m actually Polish, but I LOVE so many of the aspects of the Native American people, their philosophies about man and their interactive place in nature, and their traditions that hold them together as a supportive family group.  Their art and their music help me find peace in this very busy world.  I will bring my PowWow Drum, my bamboo flute, and the music and songs I have gathered to help share the world of these people with the children and families who attend.

 

Kindermusik Saturdays are for Families

Saturdays are a special time for Kindermusik Families ! 

Every month, Spring through Summer

Family Classes will be held the 3rd Sat. of each month.

10:00 am. Kindermusik Family Time Semester (5 classes)

11:15 am.  “Best of Kindermusik” Family Events (single class)

Happy wigglers

“Best of Kindermusik” Family Events   

  • Families can register for one 45 min. class.  Repeat as often as desired.   

  • $20 for the whole family, includes “Best of Kindermusik” CD.  
  • Families new to Kindermusik can use their FREE COUPON, (request one)
  • Register for a semester of Kindermusik, you can get a free CD. 

Families walking down the street

Kindermusik Family Time

  • Families enroll for a full semester:  60 min. class each month for 5 months.  
  • Excellent option for working or busy families, or even for full familes that enjoy doing things all together. 
  • Includes a full set of materials – 2 CDs, 2 Children’s books, a Home Activity Book, 2 puppets, 2 instruments & a game.

 

New Semester “Moving & Grooving”

 

The newest unit:  “Moving & Grooving” is a “romping, rolling, stretching good time for the whole family. This ten-lesson unit of Family Time will explore lots of different ways to move—high and low, fast and slow, zigzag, curvy, and more. Family members will chug around the classroom like trains, clip-clop like horses, and roll over like puppy dogs. They’ll hear a story about playing tag together in Can You Catch Me?, and read about a jungle hokey-pokey in Put Your Left Paw In.   Show your best groovin’ moves—it’s time for Movin’ & Groovin’.” 

As with all Family Time classes, there is a lot of singing, dancing, exploring instruments, and playing with fun props like scarves, balls, parachutes, and lots more.  Come and enjoy the musical fun together with your children.  It will build beautiful memories within you and your children, and you will be amazed at how musical your lives will become.

 

PLEASE register in advance, as space is limited.

For EACH Family Event:  Contact Debbie: 816-8835 musiconnx@att.net 

To enroll in a Family Time semester, contact me, or register directly on my website: http://musiconnx.kindermusik.com

Kindermusik Saturdays are for Families – 2007

Saturdays are a special time for Kindermusik,

esp. since it is offered just once a month.

Coming up THIS Saturday, Oct. 13th.

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Fam Event 4-07Family Events  – Families can register for 1 class  (at 10 am. for 45 min.)  

$20 for the whole family, includes Best of Kindermusik CD.  

FREE to families new to Kindermusik, and the CD is free if you enroll in a semester of Kindermusik.  Also FREE as make up class for current students.

OR

Peterson family drumsFamily Time – Families can enroll in a full semester  (11 am. for 1 hour)

Includes a full set of materials – 2 CDs, 2 Children’s books, a Home Activity Book, 2 puppets, 2 instruments & a game.

Excellent option for working or busy families, or even full familes that enjoy doing things all together.

The following dates apply for both classes.  The theme relates specifically to Family Time:

Oct. 13 – On the Farm

Nov. 3 – Visit Family/Friends

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PLEASE register in advance, as space is limited.

For ONE Event:  Contact Debbie: 816-8835 musiconnx@att.net 

To enroll in a semester, contact me, or go to my website: http://musiconnx.kindermusik.com

Saturday Kindermusik

Saturdays are a special time for Kindermusik,

esp. since it is offered just once a month. 

 .  

Fam Event 4-07Family Events  – Families can register for 1 class  (at 10 am. for 45 min.)  

$20 for the whole family, includes Best of Kindermusik CD.  

FREE to families new to Kindermusik, and the CD is free if you enroll in a semester of Kindermusik.

OR

Peterson family drumsFamily Time – Families can enroll in a full semester of 5 classes (11 am.)

Includes a full set of materials – 2 CDs, 2 Children’s books, a Home Activity Book, 2 puppets, 2 instruments & a game.

Excellent option for working or busy families, or even full familes that enjoy doing things all together.

The following dates apply for both classes.  The theme relates specifically to Family Time:

July 28 – A Day at the Park

Aug. 11 – A Trip to the City

Sept. 15 – Aquarium Fun

Oct. 13 – On the Farm

Nov. 3 – Visit Family/Friends

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PLEASE register in advance, as space is limited.

For ONE Event:  Contact Debbie: 816-8835 musiconnx@att.net 

To enroll in a semester, contact me, or go to my website: http://musiconnx.kindermusik.com