I have a quick share today about an outstanding program our family recently became involved in. It’s important to my husband and me that our son has access to activities that engage him emotionally, mentally and physically. Last year we enrolled him in an infant and toddler tumbling class with Kerstin and N. We loved this class but tried something new over the summer. I have a short series of pictures to share today along with the reasons we love VIBES, our new fine and performing arts studio.
Because Daddy D is a teacher, he has summers home with Baby A. He decided to enroll in a Kindermusik class with our son and they both loved it. (Kindermusik is a curriculum based learning program designed around music. For more information, visit here.) We are lucky enough to have access to a studio in our community called VIBES and the director, Miss Amy, teaches many of the Kindermusik classes. With Miss Amy’s certified teaching credentials and passion for music and learning through movement, Baby A feels comfortable, confident, and carefree during his time in her class. We have noticed an improvement in his coordination, listening, control, vocabulary, and love for music through his involvement each week. He is allowed to be himself and participate at his own discretion. We are also welcome to join in and we love the bonding time it provides for our family.
The following photos are from our class this week where we worked on different lessons through song and movement using a transportation theme:
Encouraged and accepted movement anywhere in the studio:
Bright colors everywhere:
Laundry basket “train cars”:
Parent and child participation:
“Driving” while listening to car sounds:
Practicing rhythm and beat with drums and egg shakers:
Story time to wrap up lessons and tie everything together: