Kindermusik Imagine That for Preschoolers

IT logo Kindermusik Imagine That!

designed for children from 3 to 5 years old.

Each day in Imagine That! is an imaginative journey filled with music, movement, and exploration leading to whole child development, music development, and learning through play and self-discovery. If you have a child in this age range, you KNOW that their imaginations are in overdrive. This wonderful program allows us to delve into their imagination with them, shaping and reshaping worlds where learning occurs as naturally as breathing, where singing comes as naturally as talking, and where children can explore being other people or animals, as easy as exploring being themselves. In the process, children gain valuable music skills, such as developing their singing voice, playing a steady beat, ensemble development, and much more that prepares them for success in further music opportunities, as well as for life.

Sessions are 45 min. a week for 15 weeks. Students attend independently for 30 minutes, then parents join for the last 15 min.

Each Imagine That! class is focused on creating a stimulating musical environment that integrates music, pretend play, story telling, movement, and more. Because Kindermusik so strongly believes that all children learn the most from their home experiences and interactions with their parents and siblings, each semester comes with a full set of home materials that provide high-quality tools for continuing the learning at home. Each set contains:

  • 2 CDs of high quality music featuring a variety of voices, instruments, and styles
  • 2 Children’s literature books with interesting characters, story lines, and word plays
  • A Home Activity Book which includes the words & melodies of the songs, as well as “homework” assignments after each class to help bring the learning home
  • A Play Set based on the theme of the semester – where the imagination can more fully process the learning that takes place
  • an instrument – designed for durability and a high quality sound that will encourage a love of music making, and provide opportunities to learn steady beat and ensemble development.
  • During the first semester, each Imagine That! student also recieves a turquoise Kindermusik backpack to carry their instruments and projects back and forth to class.

There are four units of the Imagine That! program, each with a unique theme that interests children this age.

Fall 2009

See What I Saw is a whole semester of what can happen in a park – playing on the play ground, searching for “nature” treasures, having a picnic in the park, and so much more. Josh and Katie are the featured characters in our storytelling, and in their Park Play Set, where the panoramic scenario and punch out play pieces offer hours of fun re-creating our fun adventures in the park. Our song about sliding down the slide is a wonderful way to learn and practice our glissandos, and it’s even more fun when we use our graceful slide whistles that come with the home materials.

Spring 2010
 
 

 

 
Toys logoToys I Make, Trips I Take” introduces the musical environment of a remarkable toy shop, with our imaginary friend, a very creative toy maker. Students help “build” the toys, “BE” the toys, and expand on where each toy can take a child and their imagination. We fill this magical toy shop with classic toys such as boats, trains, balls, jack-in-the-box and many others that bring a glimmer into a child’s eyes.

toys materialsIncluded in this semester’s materials is a high quality drum that your child will enjoy, and this drum allows us to focus on exploring the different timbres of sound one can make, as well as developing a strong steady beat, and being introduced to rhythmic patterns. The play set is a durable Toy Shop scenario, with punch out toys, as well as a paper toy bear with interchangeable clothes, to act out the songs, stories, and activities featured in class. The two children’s books are as follows:

  • “Tippity Tippity Too” – a wonderful rhyming wordplay book, about a mouse that is determined to find out the name of all the stuffed animal characters in the house. You’ll find yourselves asking everything “Who are YOU?” and trying to make rhymes!
  • “If I Had a Big Blue Boat” – a beautiful open ended book that launches us into our imaginations of where we might go, and what we might do, in our big blue boat. Each page plays around with sounds so marvalously, children are drawn to add these fun sound effects, thereby developing their speech and articulation skills.

 

Fall 2010

Hello Weather, Let’s Play Together” introduces children to the world of weather. We begin with the sun rising, and waking up to the crowing of a Rooster (in Spanish), and make our merry way through windy weather, rainfall, scary stormy weather, and even end off the semester by playing in snow and ice skating. Honest! You can do amazing things in the world of the imagination! Our weather play is enhanced by the instruments that come with the materials. We enjoy wearing our ANKLE BELLS as we join the Native Americans in their dance to honor the sun, and call forth the rain. And the various sounds that are made with the WOODEN RAIN SHAKER accent the songs we use about rain and thunderstorms. The play set includes a Game Cube, with surfaces that allow

Spring 2011

Cities! Busy Places, Friendly Faces” allows children to musically explore and celebrate many of the aspects of living in a city, all of the wonderful sights and sounds, including silent statues as well as the complexities of the wonderful timbres that can be heard on the busy thoroughfares. In our story telling, we follow the adventures of a little boy and his dog, as they take walks through the city, and even what happens when the dog gets lost. Many types of people are found in the city, artists, musicians, and even mime artists, and we enjoy taking “photos” of all the people we meet. The children use their beautiful sounding resonator bars to reflect the sounds they hear from Steeple Bells, and practice steady beat and ensemble development. And the very creative cards and puzzle board can be used to play an incredible amount of different games and activities.

Make Way for Kindermusik in Winter Haven

Kindermusik Family Time

Spring Semester in Winter Haven

February 11-12 through April 2008

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  • Family Time classes are 1 hour, once a week, for 10 weeks. 

  • Class Times offered:  Monday Nights at 6 pm.  and Tues. Mornings at 10:30 am.

  • Bernadette Murray  facilitates these fabulous family moments

Make Way For Music 

In the fourth semester of Family Time, Make Way for Music, our Jelly Bean Band becomes complete, as Rex, the lion (puppets), join the parade.    Families will sing, dance, and move their way through an exploration of several elements of music:

  1. beat and rhythm (instrument play and dancing to steady and different rhythms)
  2. concepts and contrasts (such as staccato and legato, high and low, the major scale, and arpeggios),
  3. the human voice (exploring vocal sounds, and playing with nonsense words)
  4. instrument families (listening, exploring sounds, & songs about instruments)
  5. ensemble development  (explore ideas such as SOUND EFFECTS in story telling, playing the instrument at the right time in the music, etc.)

 

 

As in all the Family Time programs, families engage in developmentally appropriate activities that all ages can enjoy together, including fingerplays, songs, circle dances, story time, and family jam.   The teacher provides a variety of options for children to participate in their own way, and provides developmental information for parents to understand the underlying benefits of these creative activities using music.  Music is a very powerful learning tool – Come see the many ways it can enhance your family life.

Make Way for MusicIn the At Home Materials, families will receive:

  • two fingerdrums,

  • one Sing, Play, & Grow home activity guide,

  • two children’s storybooks (Drum Circle and Animals on Parade),

  • a hand puppet and finger puppet of Rex (the lion member of the Jellybean Band),

  • and an instrument-matching board game.

 

Get the family band together, and Make Way for Music!  Enroll NOW to save a place in this class for your family.  

To find out more, or register for a class, go to http://musiconnx.kindermusik.net .  Or contact Debbie at  musiconnx@att.net  or  816-8835.

Babies LOVE Farm Animals and Frolicking in Flowers

Village Logo Kindermusik “Village“  is designed for babies up to 18 months old.

The Village program is the perfect “Village” atmosphere, where moms and babies come to spend quality fun time together, away from regular routines and responsibilities.  Yet they find a comfortable place to explore the social world of a group setting, while singing, dancing, and exploring instruments and props, such as scarves, balls, parachutes, and more.  Parents also learn how music truly influences the development of the whole child through everyday interactions with their babies.

 

Spring Semester Village classes are offered on Wed. 9:30 am., or Thurs. 12:30 pm. at Explorations V Children’s Museum in Lakeland.  Parents (or grandparents, or Nannies) attend with their baby for a 45 min. class once a week for 15 weeks (An 8 week semester, followed by a 7 week semester).

CDM logo Cock-A-doodle-MOO! Hop on the hayride—it’s time to head for the farm! In this 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, all centered on farm life and the unique animals found there.  

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CDM materialsDuring the week, families will enjoy their At Home Materials, looking through a playful picturebook of animals and the sounds they make, with matching posters for the wall, as well as a CD of the songs heard in class and an instrument for music-making at home.   We even take a picture of baby that you can paste into the book to make it look like they are driving the tractor.  Now it is their OWN personalized farm book.  “Oh, MY baby had a farm, E-I-E-I-O”

DD logo Dew Drops—Stop and smell the roses—and lily of the valley, and tulips, and pansies . . . in the DewDrops 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 hear traditional Irish music: they’ll dance a jig, move to the “Irish Trot,” and exercise to “Did You Ever See a Lassie.”

 

In their At Home Materials, families will receive a CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, a board book of flowers, and an instrument for music-making at home.

 

CDM instrumentDD instrumentTake a look at these wonderful new instruments that now come with your Home Kits.  

The Cock-a-doodle-MOO! Sunshine Jingle will brighten those little Village eyes. 

And Dew Drops Flower Bells will fascinate and engage those little ears and hands. .ENROLL NOW to ensure your space in class.  Find out more, and register online at http://musiconnx.kindermusik.net , or email Debbie at musiconnx@att.net .

Imagine That! A Toy Shop for preschoolers to musically explore

IT Logo  Kindermusik Imagine That!  is for children from 3 1/2 to 5 years old. 

Spring semester classes are offered on:  Wed. 1:30 pm.    or   Thurs. 11:30 am.    at Explorations V Childrens Museum in Lakeland.  Sessions are 45 min. a week for 15 weeks.  Students attend independently for 30 minutes, then parents join for the last 15 min.  Each day is an imaginative journey filled with music, movement, and exploration leading to whole child development, music development, and learning through play and self-discovery.

Toys logo “Toys I Make, Trips I Take”  introduces the musical environment of a remarkable toy shop, with our imaginary friend, a very creative toy maker.   Students help “build” the toys, “BE” the toys, and expand on where each toy can take a child and their imagination.  We fill this magical toy shop with classic toys such as boats, trains, balls, jack-in-the-box and many others that bring a glimmer into a child’s eyes.

As in each Imagine That class, this semester is focused on creating a stimulating musical environment that integrates music, pretend play, story telling, movement, and more.   Included in this semester’s materials is a high quality drum that your child will enjoy, and this drum allows us to focus on exploring the different timbres of sound one can make, as well as developing a strong steady beat, and being introduced to rhythmic patterns.Toys materialsMaterials include:

–  2 CDs of high quality music featuring a variety of voices, instruments, and styles

2 Children’s literature books with interesting characters, story lines, and word plays

  • “Tippity Tippity Too” – a wonderful rhyming wordplay book, about a mouse that is determined to find out the name of all the stuffed animal characters in the house.  You’ll find yourselves asking everything “Who are YOU?” and trying to make rhymes!
  • “If I Had a Big Blue Boat” – a beautiful open ended book that launches us into our imaginations of where we might go, and what we might do, in our big blue boat.  Each page plays around with sounds so marvalously, children are drawn to add these fun sound effects, thereby developing their speech and articulation skills.

– A Home Activity Book which includes the words & melodies of the songs, as well as “homework” assignments after each class to help bring the learning home

A Toy Shop Play Set – in this set is a durable Toy Shop scenario, with punch out toys, as well as a stuffed bear with interchangeable clothes,  to act out the songs, stories, and activities featured in class.

– an instrument – a durable purple wooden bodied DRUM, with a high quality drum head,  perfect for playing with hands.

– Each Imagine That! student also recieves a turquoise Kindermusik backpack to carry their instruments and projects back and forth to class.

To find out more, or register for a class, go to http://musiconnx.kindermusik.net .  OR contact Debbie Mondale:  musiconnx@att.net   or  816-8835.

Kindermusik babies find “Feathers” Fun and Frolicsome

Village Logo Kindermusik “Village“  is designed for babies up to 18 months old.

The Village program is the perfect “Village” atmosphere, where moms and babies come to spend quality fun time together, away from regular routines and responsibilities.  Yet they find a comfortable place to explore the social world of a group setting, while singing, dancing, and exploring instruments and props, such as scarves, balls, parachutes, and more.  Parents also learn how music truly influences the development of the whole child through everyday interactions with their babies.

 

Fall Semester classes are offered on Wed. 9:30 am., or Thurs. 12:30 pm. at Explorations V Children’s Museum in Lakeland.  Parents (or grandparents) attend with their baby for a 45 min. class once a week.

Village - FeathersThe first Semester,  Feathers, begins Aug. 22 – 23rd and runs 8 weeks. 

This magical semester features music, rhymes, and activities about all sorts of birds.  A perfect match for the city of Lakeland, with all it’s many feathered creatures, both real and sculpted.  We even travel to Australia for the Kookaburra.  Feathers, eggs, mirrors and scarves, as well as a variety of instruments are explored in our weekly activities.

Feathers materials    with new instrument  Feathers instrument

Village - Do-Si-DoThe second half, featuring the DO-SI-DO semester, starts October 24 – 25 and runs 7 weeks.  Many types of rhythms and dances are heard on the CD and explored through movement and instrument play.  The book and posters feature fun dancing colorful bears, and provide a movement game to play with the babies.

  

Materials included with each class are neatly organized in a clear carrying case. 

*  CD of high quality music that we use in class

*  a Children’s literature book featuring bold characters and word art,

*  matching posters to hang in baby’s room,  

SPECIAL NOTE:  the home activity journal has been replaced by a colorful high-quality safe instrument made specifically for babies.   

Kindermusik Our Time for Toddlers

OT logoKindermusik “Our Time

designed for 1 1/2 to 3 year olds.

This Kindermusik program is a wonderful place for families to experience the social world of children and adults, while children learn to participate in structured group setting. Toddlers learn to balance their need to explore their world independently, and their continued need for the close bond and security of the parent or significant partner (close relative or friend) with whom they attend. All the while learning to love music through rhymes, songs, movement, and exploratory play.

Materials include:

  • 2 CDs of high quality music featuring a variety of voices, instruments, and styles presenting songs and chants based on the unit theme.
  • 2 Children’s literature books with interesting characters, story lines, and word plays
  • Home Activity Book which includes the words & melodies of the songs, as well as ideas, cut out games, and optional resources to help bring the learning home.
  • A Unique Instrument – designed and made durable, specifically for young children to enjoy.
  • A cool carrying container, designed around the theme of the semester or one of the characters in the book. This becomes a wonderful tool for open-ended play throughout the semester, and beyond.

Fall Semester 2009

Wiggles & Giggles – Children love to move in so many ways. Bathtime themes such as bubbles, water, boats and more are introduced by the book “Pete & PJ” Children love the simple story and motive on each page, “Wishy Washy, Wishy Washy, Wishy Wasy, WHEEeeee!” The next book, “Watch Me!” introduces fun new ways that animals move. And the last part of the semester focuses on the love between family and friends. The instrument is a set of blue zig zag blocks, an excellent update on the classic sand blocks – lots of ways to make sounds!

Spring Semester 2010

AWG materials

Away We Go! – Hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane, ride a horse and Away We Go! This delightful unit focuses on transportation, a favorite topic for toddlers who are on the go, go, go! Sing and play along with favorite songs, such as “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” and “Wheels on the Bus”. Explore fast and slow, smooth and bumpy, and high and low, and much, much more. Zoom, Zoom! The instrument is a set of two harmonicas especially designed for children to play easily. The cardboard case is designed in the shape of their soon to be favorite train, Shiney Dinah.

Fall Semester 2010

Milk and Cookies! – Yummy! Using a favorite snack as a class theme, we’ll give you songs and stories to bring more music into daily routines with your toddler—if it’s going to the store, baking cookies, or spending time together in the kitchen. Each activity was carefully created to help your toddler build confidence, self-control, and social skills. The instrument is a wooden stir-xylophone. The case is a vinyl, Velcro insulated lunch bag you’ll use long after this class is over.

Spring Semester 2011

Fiddle Dee Dee – Animals make marvalous sounds, move in unusual ways, and have specific characteristics that children simply find fascinating. Through these songs and activities, families will explore the world of animals, from pets to farm animals and so much more. The instrument is a set of two FiddleSticks – hollow rhythm sticks with wooden beads to rattle inside. The music on the CD features a variety of stringed instruments, and music from around the world. The case is a colorful cardboard doghouse, designed for creative play!

For specific info on classes in Lakeland, FL, please see my website:  http://musiconnx.yourvirtuoso.com , or call Debbie at 816-8835.

For more information on classes anywhere else (KI is in 60 countries worldwide), make your way to the Educator Locator at www.kindermusik.com .

The imagination of Preschoolers thrive in a Kindermusik Park

IT Logo  Kindermusik Imagine That!  is for children from 3 1/2 to 5 years old. 

Fall semester classes are offered on:  Wed. 1:30 pm.    or   Thurs. 11:30 am.    at Explorations V Childrens Museum in Lakeland.  Sessions are 45 min. a week for 15 weeks.  Students attend independently for 30 minutes, then parents join for the last 15 min.  Each day is an imaginative journey filled with music, movement, and exploration leading to whole child development, music development, and learning through play and self-discovery.

See What I Saw  “See What I Saw”  is a semester full of imaginative play at the park, including playing on the playground equipment, observing and gathering nature items, and having a picnic at the park.   Glissandos (vocal sliding) help children learn to sing in their high head voice.  Active instrument exploration leads to development of basic music skills such as steady beat and ensemble play.

Materials include:

–  2 CDs of high quality music featuring a variety of voices, instruments, and styles

2 Children’s literature books with interesting characters, story lines, and word plays

– A Home Activity Book which includes the words & melodies of the songs, as well as “homework” assignments after each class to help bring the learning home

– A Game Set – in this set is a durable City Park scenario, with punch out characters and park features,  to act out the songs, stories, and activities featured in class.

– an instrument – a hand-made wooden slide whistle in a durable nylon case.

– Each Imagine That! student also recieves a turquoise Kindermusik backpack to carry their instruments and projects back and forth to class.