Age range: 3 ½ to 5 years
Class size: Class with up to 10 children
Class length: 45 minutes once a week (Parent or caregiver attends the last 15 minutes of class for Sharing Time.)
Extensive Home Materials: Story books, Instruments, CDs, Parent Resource guide
Plus access to all home CD music and additional home activities online at Play.Kindermusik.com.
Join your preschooler on a musical journey of discovery and exploration…a journey limited only by the power of imagination. Pretend play activities along with music, vocal development, storytelling, movement, and literature will capture your preschooler’s potential to learn.
Designed for active, energetic, enthusiastic, and imaginative children ages 3 ½ to 5, Imagine That! classes encourage socialization, sharing, and participating in group activities. Singing becomes a focus for enhancing the preschooler’s vocal development as expressive language is just beginning to emerge. Further, your child builds a foundation of musical terms and simple ensemble skills carried forward into the next “Kindermusik for the Young Child” program. You will have fun participating together with your child in the last 10-15 minutes of class during Sharing Time, where we will introduce Home Activities they can enjoy together throughout the week.
What a Child (and Parent) Will Experience in Class:
- Pretend Play — Pretend play activities along with music, vocal development, storytelling, listening, movement, and literacy are a big part of each class. When based upon a child’s real life experiences, pretend play helps develop language, sensory, motor, and cognitive skills.
- Musical Variety and Singing — Activities include a mixture of musical genres and styles and provide a setting for children to explore their many voices and to use a “singing voice.” Singing helps with memory and recall, physical development, creativity, and socialization.
- Storytelling and Literacy — Each class is built on the development of a story, so you’ll hear preschoolers search for the word to say what they mean and try to keep up with their busy minds, emerging wants, needs, likes, and dislikes.
- Parent Involvement — Preschoolers are learning to be self-sufficient in a group setting of peers, while many times still needing the emotional security provided by a parent. The preschooler experiences both in Imagine That! Caregivers participate in the last 10-15 minutes of class. Plus the At Home Materials ensures the learning continues at home with each child’s best teacher—the parent.
- An Instrument (Weather-Rain Shaker & Ankle Bells; Cities-Resonator Bells)
- Two Home CDs
- Interactive Play Set
- Home Family Activity Book
- Two Literature Books: Weather-Michael Finnigan & Hurry Home, Little Kittens
- Backpack (New Students Only)
- Plus access to all home CD music and additional home activities online at Play.Kindermusik.com
Theme and home materials for 2012 – 2013
Each Home Materials packet includes: