Sing, Dance, Play, and Learn with Little Light Music Together at IB Sports Park
Feb 14, 2017 12:21PM
By Bowe Fertig
Little Light Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for the entire family!
The Music Together Mixed Age Family class is one that a child can attend from birth through kindergarten—and through all nine song collections and semesters, meaning a student can stay in the program for 3 years without repeating any songs.
This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers, grouping children of a variety of ages in one class. This approach fosters natural, family style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.
The program welcomes the whole family to join in this important family music experience, and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.
Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments.
Each new term consists of 10 weekly, 45 minute classes and each class includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance oriented musical experiencesdevelopmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers regardless of their own musical ability.
The Music Together curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.
Each family enrolled in class receives two CDs/music downloads and a songbook so they can listen and enjoy the music covered in class at home.
Enrollment is now open to join the classes at the Boys and Girls Club of South County - the Spring term starts March 19th
Jennifer Davis, Center Director, also just became an enrichment vendor with Inspire Chart School, so home-school families can enroll in the program through them: Inspire Enrichment Centre
For additional info, you can visit http://littlelightmusictogether.com/
Here is the link to view scheduling options and to register: Spring Term
Also, this short video clip really helps to show what a class is like in action: https://youtu.be/fe0Ccn3P7sY
**THIS ARTICLE WAS HELPED WRITTEN BY CENTER DIRECTOR JENNIFER DAVIS**