Prenatal and Baby Years
Parent and child (age 0-3) participate in a weekly interactive music class. Parents enjoy watching their babies develop rhythmic and melodic awareness, memory and social skills. Teachers work with parents to build a repertoire of lullabies, action songs and nursery rhymes. Parents are encouraged to use the Curriculum CD at home and to repeat the songs and rhymes daily.
Parents become expert observers of their own children. Children watch the actions of the parent and gradually begin to imitate them. This process is one to be enjoyed and celebrated as each new development is observed --[just as you do when your baby utters those first few words].
The outcomes of these activities include increased vocabulary, socially acceptable behavior and sensitive group participation at an early age. The most important skill for children at an early age is the ability to listen.
Listening was long thought to be of no benefit for infants in the womb. Studies today abound - extolling the benefits of such listening for both the parent and the child. Suzuki recognized the importance of prenatal listening and advocated playing classical music for the unborn fetus. He had observed that children who listen daily to one piece of music before birth, recognized it as their own music after birth.
Scientists today have shown that babies are
born with a predilection for their parents' voice over others in a room.
They recognize the sound and turn toward their own parent's voices a few
hours after birth.
an Environment for Learning
with one simple skill
Add one new
idea at a time
Mixed Age Groups work best!