Cycle of Seasons (ages 3 1/2-5)
Winter/Spring Classes start January 16th.
–Cycle of Seasons for winter session will combine with the Wednesday 10 am toddler/multi-age class using the Making New Friends curriculum. Please see the Family Music for Babies and Toddler page for pricing.
40 minute class meets weekly for 12 weeks
$215 including take home materials including 2 cds, illustrated cards, parent guide & storage pouch
Mondays or Wednesdays at 10:45 am
Pre-school age children are at a pivotal point in their musical development. In The Cycle of Seasons children will enjoy using all of their senses to discover the world around them. They will delight in discovering the wonder that nature provides on a daily basis – the life cycle of a dandelion; the preparation and hard work of planting a garden, the magical way the wind carries a leaf up and down and around until it finally settles to become part of the earth once again.
During class in The Cycle of Seasons the children giggle as they sing and play instruments to Five Freckled Frogs. Their imaginations are busy as they are called on to think how the tadpole feels swimming through the water. They “become” the tadpole as he gracefully moves around the pond. The children then joyfully croak and hop their way across the room, finally settling down to listen to the recorded sounds of different frogs, focusing and refining their listening skills.
In addition to singing, playing instruments, purposeful movement activities, and focused listening, the children are learning the language of music. In each class the children echo a series of tonal and rhythm patterns. These patterns are found in the singing repertoire, and they will be the first patterns the children will learn to read in music notation in the coming years.
Finally, The Cycle of Seasons acknowledges the fact that your child is excited by his/her recently acquired verbal skills! Most pre-school children love to talk, and is it any wonder? They have just figured out the art of persuasion – just by putting their thoughts into words! The Cycle of Seasons nurtures the child’s language development through storytelling and poetry.
All children delight in nature. All children love stories and the rhythm and rhymes of poetry. All children need to be engaged in purposeful movement to eventually control their ever changing and growing bodies, and your choice will become clear: The Cycle of Seasons is the right choice for both your child and you!