Okay, okay. So I know a lot of you prefer to be OUTSIDE as much as possible during our summers here in Seattle, but fall is just around the corner. Along with the rain. Which means it’s time come back inside, at least between the showers. And we want to invite you into our hearts and Kindermusik classrooms. Our Studio3Music families are waiting to greet you with open arms, with some horns to toot, sticks to tap, bells to jingle, tambourines to shake, songs to sing and dances to, well, dance!
Music is the best thing you can do to nurture your child’s mind, body and soul from birth onward. Want to know how?
Listening builds attention.
Feeling and moving to steady beat develops a sense of time.
Beat organizes and coordinates movements.
Music and movement story time encourages musical development through tonal, rhythm, and movement play.
Playing instruments increases eye-hand coordination.
Singing encourages the exploration of one’s voice.
Music develops a sense of own internal steady beat.
Matching external beats develops ensemble skills and cooperation.
Movement and language activities develop body awareness.
Vocal play increases awareness of word sounds and language usage.
Pattern usage fosters memory retention.
Sensory input increases muscular movement and balance.
Exposure to a wide variety of music develops appreciation and understanding of the diverse world.
Sound and silence in music develop a strong sense of internal control and self discipline.
Body awareness is important in developing spatial orientation, which translates to learning and reproducing shapes, letters and numbers on paper.
Understanding of spatial orientation develops relationships with people and objects.
Predictability of patterns within music promotes learning concept of time, sequence and pattern.
Improvising (making up songs) provides opportunities for flexibility, change or rearrangement to encourage creativity.
Emotional relationships are affirmed and strengthened in song and dance.
Exploring with instruments encourages exploratory behavior.
Children learn to value music as another form of human expression and communication.