Our Kindermusik Educators are terrific guides to the fun and learning that take place in Kindermusik classes. Still, the role of the parent is paramount in early childhood development.
In a Kindermusik class, guided by our expert Educators, you'll explore songs, stories, recordings of many musical genres, instruments, props, and so much more. You'll learn not just how to enjoy musical activities aimed at fostering the total development of your child but why these activities are beneficial. But, we firmly believe that the best learning starts when class is over and you tap into the wealth of resources available that help make great parenting easier every day of the week!
Kindermusik@Home is filled with educational activities for kids and can spark tremendous creative energy or calm ticking minds for rest. Our songs and poems help make transitions easier…to bed, to bath, to car seat. You’ll visit magical places in our videos and have stories to imagine and share. You’ll play games that reinforce developmental learning concepts. Through Kindermusik, your child will love the learning games for kids while reaping the cognitive developmental benefits - and you will have the perfect tools to make it fun.
How is Kindermusik different at home than in the classroom?
The class provides the benefit of social interactions, both for the children and the adults. In addition to participating, children are also observing and learning from the other children. Group dances and instrument play-alongs are magical, reinforcing the joy of community. With the educator's guidance, both the short and long term benefits of the activities are understood. And that hour away from the hustle bustle of schedules provides much coveted time to relax and enjoy being with your child. At home, each child is able to delve deeper into the activities in which he or she is most interested. At home, there is no time limit for exploring and repeating the most-loved songs and movement games. And nothing secures learning more than being engaged with mom, dad or family.
What about limiting screen time?
Although Kindermusik@Home is available from mobile devices, tablets, and computers, many of the activities help parents take the learning offline – encouraging families to make a craft like a homemade instrument or a daybook, dance and imitate what they see on screen, or go out on a field trip. At Kindermusik, we recognize the sensitivity to screen time.
To learn more about proper use of screen time, view the joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning on using technology and interactive media as early education tools.
Kindermusik helps fill in the gaps
Not all parents have an education or music degree, but few would argue that education concepts and musical activities are important to raising a child. Kindermusik Educators fill in these gaps with information and tools that might even surpass those degrees. All the music enjoyed in class is available to use at home. The benefits shared by the teacher in class are supported and further clarified in the digital home materials. The experience of the class itself is worth several semesters of Early Childhood and Music education courses. You are your child's best teacher, and Kindermusik provides the tools and fun quotient to make being the very best parent possible much easier.
Anonymous testimonies from parents using Kindermusik@Home:
My two year old asks pretty much every day to view something on the site. His favorite thing is the videos (farmer's market and visit to the farm). He also really enjoys the online books. What I like best is that it is easy to use and there are ideas for home activities. I have recommended this program to others because I think it is really helping my son with his development.
We love music and dance. It is fun and educational. We enjoy the online program with the music and especially the games and books. This is our third class we have participated in and have been very pleased with the program!