It’s hard to believe, but our fall semester is just around the corner! Classes begin the last week of August, and, if you’ve been following this blog, you’ve already learned how you can spread the cost of your tuition out over five months and already made your deposit! In case you weren’t in class the day when this information was shared, here’s a little peek into the themes of this fall’s classes.
Village (newborn to 1 ½ years)
Zoom Buggy! — Swoosh, vroom, and clickety-clack your way through this delightful unit. Parents and children will dance, sing, and play instruments to the theme of being on the go. Chug around the room to the song “Little Red Caboose,” hold on tightly while “Riding in the Buggy,” and dance your way to “Zoom-e-oh!” Engage in rituals and playful activities such as infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time.
Home Materials: Colorful board book—Zoom Buggy, Home CD of the songs heard in class, two Art Banners to mount for your child’s viewing pleasure at home, and a baby instrument for your own music-making sessions at home.
Dream Pillow —This title alone brings images of rocking, cuddling, singing, and lulling to sleep. But leading up to sleepy time are many upbeat and playful activities. You and your child will swirl to a dreamy cloud dance “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” You’ll also play baby appropriate instruments to “Aiken Drum,” and “Sarasponda.” Favorite nursery rhymes like “Wee Willie Winkie,” and “Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling,” are sprinkled throughout the classes. It’s easy to weave many of the class songs and activities into your family’s daily routines.
Home Materials: Board book that calms and relaxes—Dream Pillow Lullaby, Home CD of the songs heard in class, two Art Banners to transfer the learning home from class, and a baby instrument for music-making at home.
To register for Village classes, please visit our website.
Our Time (1 ½ years to 3.5 years)
Milk & Cookies makes everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Baking cookies, eating cupcakes, blowing on hot cross buns, wiggling like jelly, going grocery shopping and making tea are all represented in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 1 ½ to 3-year-olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact your toddler.
Home Materials: Two Books—At My House and Cookies, Two Home CDs, Stir Xylophone instrument, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a durable lunch bag.
To register for Our Time classes, please visit our website.
Imagine That! (3 years to 5 years)
Hello Weather! Let’s Play Together! — Sunshine, rain, snow, thunderstorms, and more are in this imaginative and delightful weather-related musical adventure. Preschoolers create storm sounds with a drum to “Wild Storms,” jump in pretend puddles to “Mud Puddle Jump,” throw pretend snow-balls to “Snowballs,” and sing along to “Colors of the Rainbow.” They’ll be surrounded in a creative musical environment that integrates music, pretend play, story telling, movement, and more.
Home Materials: Two books—Michael Finnigan and Hurry Home, Little Kittens, Hello Weather Play Set, Two Home CDs, Family Activity Book, and Instruments—ankle bells and rain shaker with scraper.
To register for Imagine That classes, please visit our website.
Young Child (4 years to 7 years)
A pressure-free approach to learning, but concrete enough because your child is ready for the more abstract thinking processes that music requires. Play remains the primary way a young child learns, so throughout the curriculum there is a consistent effort to balance active learning with the emotional reasoning aspects of a young child’s development in mind.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder, Music At Home cards & stickers, Games Bag, Family Songbook, Home CD, and Carry Bag. Instruments can include glockenspiel w/mallets, dulcimer, and recorder.
To register for Young Child classes, please visit our website.
Family Time (Newborn through 7 years)
Our Kind of Day —Build family bonds, creativity and physical and mental development in a delightful one-room schoolhouse. Each week children will listen to instruments and to each other, learn from their peers and older children, and enjoy music and movement with hoops, scarves, and tumble-around play. Story time and family jams, puppet play and happy singing—every Family time activity encourages discovery and exploration and fosters sharing and social skills too.
Home Materials: Two Books—Bouncing on the Bed and Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Two Home CDs, Family Guide, Domino Game, Hopper Kangaroo Hand Puppet and Bounce Joey Finger Puppet, and Two Double-Egg Shaker Instruments.
To register for Family Time classes, please visit our website.
From zooming around the room to snack times to stomping in mud puddles and having just the perfect kind of day, we’ve got you covered this fall at Masterworks!
Additional details on all curricula may be found at our website here.
See you in August!