This section tells you, the parent, more information about just how beneficial the Kindemusik programme can be for your child.
Kindermusik is a classroom learning experience. We teach children music so they can become better learners. It’s not about making little Mozarts. It’s about developing skills in the whole childages newborn to 7 yearscognitive, physical, social, emotional, language and musical. For more than 25 years, we have believed music is the best conductor for learning. Today music and the mind research is known as the “most rapidly developing field of human study,” according to recent reports from the Royal Institution of Great Britain, home to 14 Nobel Prize scientists.
Here’s why: Children exposed to the arts for three hours on three days a week through one full year are:
4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or a poem
We teach all over the world. More than 4,500 men and women are licensed Kindermusik educators in over 35 countries. Some are professional concert musicians teaching in the studio. Some are stay-at-home moms and dads. All teach Kindermusik because they love music and want to help children reach their full potential.
We’re the “General Motors” of childhood development. The Wall Street Journal says Kindermusik is the “General Motors” of childhood development. We like to say it’s the single best choice for your child. New information is gathered from experts around the world in a variety of music and child development studies. We collect this information and translate it into the Kindermusik learning experience. So everything we makebed-time storybooks, music CDs, and instrumentscontains a world of learning.
We believe parents are the best educators. As your child grows, Kindermusik understands the development process taking place. We also want you to understand that process, because when a child’s learning needs are best understood in the classroom and at home, Kindermusik can foster all aspects of a child’s development while developing a natural sense of musical appreciation and capability.
We’d like to show you how it works. Children are placed into each class by age: newborn to 1˝, 1˝ to 3, and 3 to 5 and 5 to 7. Each class provides a stepping stone of learning to the next.
Village: Ages newborn to 1˝ years
Focus: Nurture the bond between parent and child
Activities include reading literature books, which aid the baby’s visual tracking and language development
For the parent: For the first few months of baby’s life, his right ear is more sensitive than his left, so whisper or talk softly into the right ear. That ear quickly sends messages to the left brain and that is the analytical and reasoning side. Tell me more>
Our Time: Ages 1˝ to 3 years
Focus: Building the childs self-esteem
Activities center on emotional development
For the parent: Toddlers love stop and go games because they allow the child to practice inhibitory control, or the ability to stop oneself and wait. Inhibitory control is important in social interactions where taking turns is involved Tell me more>
Imagine That!: Ages 3 to 5 years
Focus: Imagination is child’s greatest learning tool
For the parent: Making binoculars allows your child to use problem solving skills when answering questions, such as “How will we put cardboard tubes together?” It also satisfies experimentation, such as “What do I want this to look like?” and “Will I like how it looks if I use this paint?” The creative thinking and the ownership of choice used in this activity are mental skills that are needed in many areas of life Tell me more>
Young Child: Ages 5 to 7 years
Focus: Critical vocal development skills are built
Activities: Children learn music performance in small group setting
For the parent: In this class, students put to practice skills learned in previous Kindermusik classes by playing in a music ensemble. Playing music in a group will enable children to assimilate a more complete understanding of musical organization Tell me more>