Milford Square Music Studio
Kindermusik Curricula Unit Descriptions
Fall / Winter 2017 - 2018
Dream Pillow — This title alone brings images of rocking, cuddling, singing, and lulling to sleep. But leading up to sleepy time are many upbeat and playful activities. Babies and Adults will swirl to a dreamy cloud dance “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” They’ll also play baby appropriate instruments to “Aiken Drum,” and “Sarasponda.” Favorite nursery rhymes like “Wee Willie Winkie,” and “Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling,” are sprinkled throughout the classes. It’s easy to weave many of the class songs and activities into your families’ daily routines.
Home Materials: A board book that calms and relaxes—Dream Pillow Lullaby, a CD of the 30 songs heard in class, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy, and a baby bell for music-making at home.
Zoom Buggy! — Swoosh, vroom, and clickety-clack your way through this delightful unit. Babies and adults will dance, sing, and play instruments to the theme of being on the go. Chug around the room to the song “Little Red Caboose,” hold on tightly while “Riding in the Buggy,” and dance your way to “Zoom-e-oh!” Engage in rituals and playful activities such as infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time.
Home Materials: Colorful board book of different vehicles—Zoom Buggy, a CD of the 27 songs heard in class, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens visions and promotes early literacy, and a set of shape shakers for music-making at home.
Age 18 months - 3 years (Fridays at 10 am)
Milk & Cookies — Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Baking cookies, eating cupcakes, blowing on hot cross buns, wiggling like jelly, going grocery shopping and making tea are all represented in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 1 1/2 to 3-year-olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact your toddler.
Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class; two books—At My House and Milk & Cookies; a stir xylophone instrument; and a Home Activity Book; all arriving in a durable, insulated child’s lunch/carry bag.
Age 3-5 years (Fridays at 11 am)
Hello Weather! Let’s Play Together! — Sunshine, rain, snow, thunderstorms, and more in this imaginative and delightful weather-related musical adventure. Preschoolers create storm sounds with a drum to “Wild Storms,” jump in pretend puddles to “Mud Puddle Jump,” throw pretend snow-balls to “Snowballs,” and sing along to “Colors of the Rainbow.” With weather as our learning theme, preschoolers will explore musical styles that range from Opera to American folk, and become more self-sufficient in a creative musical environment that integrates music, pretend play, storytelling, movement, and more.
Home Materials: Two literature books—Michael Finnigan and Hurry Home, Little Kittens; the Hello Weather play set (pretend play manipulative component); two Home CDs with over 63 recordings of the stories, games, and weather-related sound effects played in class; a 46-page Family Activity Book; two instruments—1 pair of ankle bells and a rain shaker with scraper; all packaged in an optional Imagine That! backpack.