Babies are exposed to sounds during pregnancy. At birth, their sense of hearing is completely developed and their brains are programmed to find patterns, making their first year the best time to start exposing babies to music. Kindermusik’s curricula makes it fun and easy to teach music to babies and young children, and has the best educational activities for babies.
Steady beat is the foundation of all music (and language)! Babies first experience steady beat in the womb–listening to their mother’s heartbeat and feeling the rhythm of her steps. Kindermusik activities are carefully designed for a child to experience steady beat using multiple senses:
- HEARING IT: Whether singing a capella, reciting a poem or rhyme, playing an instrument or listening to a recording, steady beat is everywhere in a Kindermusik class!
- FEELING IT: Children feel the steady beat when a parent taps on the child’s body or bounces their baby to the beat.
- SEEING IT: Yes, you can “see” the steady beat when you watch feet dance, see a hand tap a drum or someone clap or march along to the beat.
Having a good sense of steady beat organizes the brain. It’s not only important for music, but also crucial for speaking and language development. Even physical skills use a steady beat, such as walking or using scissors.
To learn more about Kindermusik’s classes and find a class near you, visit kindermusik.com.