Party with the Pumpkins – Fourth year

WOW !  Pumpkins have such a wide variety of possibilities !  I’m SURE the first person to find a pumpkin never imagined how much fun they could be.    This is our FOURTH year to Party with the Pumpkins and Mrs. Debbie !    With a review of my blog postings of the past, I have found a treasure trove of fun pumpkin play for everyone.  But for my special Pumpkin Parties,  I love to keep things fresh, and I have a lot of new material to add to the mixture of music, activities and crafts to share.  

First, enjoy some pumpkin fun, and get pump-ed up for the season’s best by reviewing the music, activities, and links on my previous posts:  Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween

pumpkin patch

Then, Enroll right away for our pumpkin event.  Plan to Plump up with your favorite pumpkin wear (even if it is just a pair of pumpkin decorated socks), and join us for:

The Annual Pumpkin Party, on Saturday Oct. 8th

at InTune Studios, 1037 S. Florida Ave. Suite 125, in Lakeland

9:30 am. – For BABIES up to 2 years old 

10:30 am.  For FAMILIES with children from 1 – 7 years old (age flexible, just ask)

I am so excited to add the new “pumpkin party” just for babies.  I have not had them separate before, and the typical family party is not BEST suited for the little ones.  I’ve been having so much fun developing a curriculum with songs, activities, and crafts that will make this a special celebration of the season for families with babies – during the class, and for many weeks to follow.

AND, the Pumpkin Party for families is getting totally re-plumped with new material.  Kindermusik’s music download site, play.kindermusik.com, has been inspiring.  There are not necessarily a lot of songs specifically about pumpkins, but Mrs. Debbie’s brain just starts buzzing with ideas as I pour over the wealth of music found there !  The songs we use will be fun with the themes I have planned for our pumpkin play, and the music will outlive the pumpkin phase, offering fun and memories with the ever evolving themes of childhood.  The crafts will be a fun addition to your season’s decorations, and will become props for continued play at home.

The themes planned for this year’s Pumpkin Party include:

  • Planting and Growing Pumpkins
  • Pumpkin Patch Creatures
  • Pumpkin Play
  • Dancing Pumpkins
  • Pumpkins in the Kitchen, from carving, baking seeds, and making pumpkin pie
  • Pumpkin Head Scarecrows
  • Decorating Pumpkins
  • The beautiful glow of pumpkins at night

Of course, I always plan too much for our limited time, but our party evolves according to the people who come to play.  Whoooo will come and join me???

Enroll right away so I can prepare effectively for our fun event.  PLUS, as soon as you enroll, I will send an email with a Playlist, and a download code, so you can start listening to the music right away.  You and your children can become familiar with the songs by the time the class starts, making the event ever so much more engaging. 

Enroll ONLINE for the Pumpkin Party for Babies, just $20.   While there, you might also take advantage of the discounts for an extra class, and enroll for the November Winter Wonderland as well.

Enroll ONLINE for the Pumpkin Party for Families.   $20 for first child,  $10 for each sibling 1-5 yrs.  includes craft items.  Again, while there you might take advantage of the discounts for an extra class, and enroll for one or more of the upcoming events:  November’s Winter Wonderland (snow and holiday play); or December’s GingerBread Party.

You can also enroll by contacting Debbie at musiconnx@att.net

How does YOUR FAMILY  have fun with pumpkins during this season ???  Please share !

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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.

 

Beach and Ocean Play are coming Winter Haven Way

Kindermusik Ocean Adventures

aren’t just for the summer.

—–

Creatures at the Ocean

will now be offered in Winter Haven, FL

for Fall Semester, starting Sept. 15-19.

 

Facilitated by Amy Foltz

 

Debbie Mondale of Music Connections , and our new educator, Amy Foltz are proud to offer the Creatures at the Ocean Adventure to the families of Winter Haven, and the surrounding communities. 

Creatures at the Ocean includes themes on the beach, at the shore, and in the ocean.  We get to have fun playing with sand, jumping over the waves, going for boat rides, and swimming with the whales and dolphins through musical movement and imaginative play activities.  Whether you are at the beach, at home, or driving in the car, your family will enjoy these songs and activities.  AND you will learn how these activities can be so beneficial for your developing children.

  • For families with one or more children, from 1 1/2  through 4 years old.
  • Families enroll for a full semester:  60 min. class each week for 10 weeks.
  • Monday Nights:  6:00 pm.
  • Tuesday Mornings:  10:30 am
  • Friday Mornings:  10:30 am.

Materials include:

  • a great CD you are sure to love,
  • colorful music folders with pictures, song text, and ideas for fun follow up at home,
  • a set of storytelling cards “I LIKE THE BEACH”,
  • a set of seashell castanets
  • additional Sharing Sheets I have developed on the themes
  • craft materials for unique handmade projects based on the theme 

 

This is truly one of my favorite semesters, and Amy has thoroughly enjoyed the semester this summer with her son, Logan. 

Unique crafts, and wonderful stories have been gathered to enhance the fun of this program.  

There’s something for Everyone in this unique Kindermusik semester.

Spaces will up quickly, so contact Debbie to enroll or ask questions: musiconnx@att.net

The Music Connections website details the location, schedule and cost, and allows online enrollment, and even offers payment options. 

Amy and I hope to see you singing Cockles & Mussels with us this Fall! 
 

Moving and Grooving with your whole Family on THIRD Saturdays

Parents often WANT the Kindermusik experience for their family, but are often unable to participate due to a variety of factors.  For many families these days, both parents are working during the typical time that Kindermusik is scheduled (during the day on weekdays).   The time with their children is precious, even more so because it is limited.  One of the moms in my Family Time class has told me that even though the situation requires their children to be at a childcare or preschool facility, she still wants to have that special experience of being there when her child is participating in a new learning experience… Something unique that really makes their time together special.   There is so much of what NEEDS to be done each day, it is hard to stop and take the time to focus on each child, to watch the joy of learning spark in their eyes.

“Kindermusik has been that special time for us, when I get to help my child learn something new.  Then we get to use these ideas, songs and activities at home, and throughout the next month.  And because much of it is unique, it is like a special secret that we share within our family, and it helps us grow closer.  Kindermusik is something we ALL enjoy, even our baby.”

This is some of the many reasons Kindermusik International designed the Family Time program.  It is designed for families with one or more children of a variety of ages (infants up to 7 years old).  Because of requests from both working families, and families with multiple ages of children, my program in Lakeland, Florida, is offering it every 3rd Saturday of the month, at 10:30 am. for 5 months.

 

Kindermusik Family Time

  • Families enroll for a full semester:  60 min. class each month for 5 months
  • A full semester comes with a full set of materials: music, books, instruments, games, and puppets

 “Moving & Grooving”

The Summer / Fall Semester, “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.   Through music, movement, instrument play, and prop play, we explore the contrasting concepts of five different elements of music, and of life:
  • Tempo (fast and slow)
  • Levels (high and low)
  • Pathways (straight, curvy, zig zag, and much more)
  • Weight (light or heavy)
  • Energy (sharp or smooth)

As with all Kindermusik programs, it comes with a high quality set of materials, but the Family Time sets are overly full with WONDERFUL tools that encourage continued enjoyment and learning outside of the classroom.  Each family only needs ONE kit, as it has:

  • TWO CDs full of high quality music,
  • TWO children’s literature books,
  • Sing, Play & Grow! A Family Guide to Musical Fun,
  • TWO instruments (monkey den-den drums),
  • TWO puppets (featuring RASCAL the monkey),
  • AND a game (A Jellybean Band Card Game that gets you moving!) 

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.

Contact Debbie: 816-8835 or musiconnx@att.net 

or register directly on my website: http://musiconnx.kindermusik.com

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