Family Music for Babies
Newborns to 16 months
this 40 minute class, adults have the opportunity to play musically
with their baby so that their well-being and total development might be
served. Parents, or caregivers, will learn many songs for touching eyes
and ears, hands and feet to help Baby learn about the body and to
build body awareness. We will experience songs for wiggling and tickling which help Baby
enjoy the delight of music, and songs for movement to allow baby to feel
the flow, beat, meter, phrase, and nuance for music.
class is rich in interactive bouncing, rocking and dancing
songs. We sing rocking and
quiet songs, to help Baby calm him/herself. Baby will be starting to play with rattles, rhythm sticks, scarves, and drums as we explore
sound, timbre, and vibration. There is much repetition from week to week
because repetition of simple songs and rhymes enhances memory, oral
expression and later written language.
goal is to awaken Baby's natural curiosity and response to music, to
develop aural perception, a musical sense, and a sense of beat, and to
encourage pleasure in listening to and making music together at home.
Come enjoy a wonderful playtime with your baby, and meet other moms,
dads and caregivers!