Bilingual Family Music Classes - Toddlers
Parrandero Semester: Sept '23-Jan '24
Online Payment Methods
Bank Transfer (TTD)
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Required Song-Guide Book & CD/Digital Recordings
Use classroom instruments or purchase your own
Explore the benefits for my family
It is well established in neuroscience that singing helps strengthen language and developing the musical ear strengthens listening skills, aural discrimination, helping children to be more critical listeners and speak clearly.
This play-based toddler provides a stimulating and enjoyable learning environment not only laying the foundation for future musical development but also promoting overall growth and development during this critical early childhood stage with a focus to:
- Cultivate a love for music and languages
- Support language development and vocabulary expansion
- Foster cultural awareness and appreciation
- Stimulate cognitive, emotional, and social development through interactive play
- Strengthen the parent-child bond through shared musical experiences
Helping young children learn how to manoevre their bodies through guided movement, balance with calm, focused and quiet moments can improve their impulse control.
In a nurturing and structured musical environment, children start to become aware of social norms for behaviour but the youngest are not expected to conform just yet!
Now hang on parents... it's normal for children to wander during this class, don't worry.. once they're in the environment they're absorbing it all!
"Speech and music have a number of shared processing systems. Musical experiences which enhance processing can therefore impact on the perception of language which in turn impacts on learning to read."
Institute of Education, University of London
What should a music class for toddlers look like?
Sing-along, sing out strong!
We'll be engaging toddlers, with the adult voices leading the way of course, in singing nursery rhymes and age-appropriate songs that encourage vocal participation and language development.
Move it, move it!
We'll be on the move just as toddlers often are. From more intricate motor activities like finger plays, body awareness, to larger movements like dancing, rocking and bouncing, circle songs and guided movement activities, we'll help encourage toddlers to express themselves and contextualise vocabulary.
With careful attention to aural development, we engage the ear with listening excerpts, tonal and rythmic patterns to help shape aural skills and acquaint the child with the nuances of music.
Basic Music Concepts
Can you feel the beat? Keeping a steady beat is crucial to rhythmic & emotional development. What about opposites? This is high/low, this fast/slow, the sound goes up/down, long/short are fundamental.
toddlers are introduced to simple and child-friendly musical instruments, such as rhythm sticks, rattles, jingles, drums, triangles, maracas, barred instruments and more allowing them to explore sounds and rhythms.
Sensory Play with Music
Playing and dancing with scarves, wiggling and tickling, and feedback from instruments made out of natural materials like wood and metal, with music, help to stimulate the senses.
Most importantly, class is musically fun!
Here's what other parents and caregivers say about us…
"So we came and we were not disappointed. She learned things musically and socially; ... waiting her turn, doing what is asked, following instructions. Although it's still challenging to get her to do those things at home, modelling the behaviour from ideas in class has been helpful.
In terms of her musicianship, she loves the sticks, she has a nice sense of rhythm going, she loves music.. she's becoming more musically inclined. She sings around the house; she sings questions and conversations and puts everything into music"
Mom of Thalia
Started at age 3
"After class I realize that afterwards she would say and do everything and it stays... what she does here (in class), she remembers.
She would take the pens and play them together like the sticks and she gives me a beat.
She enjoys it and I am satisfied because I realize that she is learning beats and rhythm and you know that is something people take for granted like you're not always on time, but I'll be very happy if she could develop that skill of getting the steady beat."
Mom of Aurelia
started at age 2
Keep the learning going at home
We encourage and support continued musical play and learning at home with families.
We'll provide you with important information on toddler development via our newsletters and access to our e-learing resource page.
You'll also have ready resources at your fingertips including high quality digital recordings with fine children’s choirs, adult voices and outstanding instrumentalists and your parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, jingles, colorful scarf, will give you many opportunities for enjoyment.
What about Music Lessons? Aren't they good for toddlers?
Enrolling your young child in (individual) music lessons where they're made to select a specific instrument, do elaborate fingerwork while trying to read music and a bunch of written theory is akin to your tot trying to do Std 2 Primary School work!
It is important to remember that children under age of 6 are still in the CONCRETE learning stage in which they must see the individual elements of concepts and practice manipulating them BEFORE they can effectively understand and learn through more ABSTRACT methods from around age 7, the recommended age for instrumental lessons.