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SIUE Suzuki Program: Kindermusik

www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki

SIUE Suzuki Office: 618-650-2839

Our Kindermusik Teacher, Ellen Singh:

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Kindermusik Classes Registration Forms

"Sing and Play" and "Laugh and Learn" Class Registration Form Spring 2014

WHAT IS KINDERMUSIK?

Kindermusik is a music and movement program with curriculum for children ages birth through seven years old.  More specifically, Kindermusik classes provide a holistic musical and learning experience in the critical first years of young children and their families.  This developmental program, guided by a proven methodology combining music and childhood development, provides opportunities to foster child-parent relationships and gain a lifelong love of music and learning.  This program is great preparation for future Suzuki students as well!  It is taught by a trained and licensed Kindermusik educator.

NEW WINTER/SPRING 2014 Class Options!

It’s time to register for Winter/Spring Kindermusik classes!  Class space availability is “first come, first serve” and it fills up fast!  It’s not too early to make sure you and your child have a secured place in the Kindermusik class this January!   You’ll find exciting information and new details about upcoming class offerings. Also, you will find Kindermusik Registration Forms for your convenience.

KINDERMUSIK CLASSES at SIUE THIS WINTER/SPRING 2014!

You’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming Kindermusik WINTER/SPRING classes (Thursdays – SIUE  Dunham Hall & Saturdays – SIUE Early Childhood Center ) here!  I hope to see you and your child(ren) in class with me soon! 

NEW!  NEW!  NEW!  NEW!

Introducing NEW Kindermusik Classes….

Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Sing & Play” 4-Week Class for 1 & 2 Year Olds!

Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for children under two years of age. This new Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child's beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your baby needs to walk, and vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice. With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you’ll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your older baby or toddler learns on her own. Embark on Kindermusik’s fun new exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing through Sing & Play, a just-right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together time, and music and movement activities!  Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and more!

APRIL THEME:

Home is where the heart is – but also where the cooking, eating, playtime, bathtime, and pets are!  Around the House makes its way through the typical routines and day-parts, from active games and play-alongs to calming, rocking lullabies.

MAY THEME:

Cars go, trains go, and toddlers are always on the go!  Whether they’re taking their first cautious steps or zooming off to explore something new, one thing is for certain – toddlers always seem to be moving.  In this unit, they will get to move like trains in a tunnel, bounce in a bumpy car ride, and soar on the wings of airplanes in activities designed to help them to get wherever it is they choose to go!

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages  1 & 2 years
  • 4-week class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $75          

APRIL CLASS DATES – Tuition DUE BY MARCH 31

SATURDAY  April 12, 26   May 3, 17

THURSDAY April 3, 10, 17, 24

MAY CLASS DATES – Tuition DUE BY APRIL 25

THURSDAY May 1, 8, 15, 22

Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Laugh & Learn” 4-Week Class for 3 & 4 Year Olds!

Each week in class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning and the fun!

APRIL THEME:

Where do you live?  Birds in the nest and ants in the hill, every creature has a home of their own.  And once you have that home, there is teamwork to be done.  Building, hammering, sawing, painting, sweeping, raking are all easier to do if we just remember to whistle while we work!  Everyday tasks and routines give families the opportunity to move through the exploration of expressive movement, creativity, and community building.  The world of music is a great big house with room for everyone, called Home Sweet Home!

MAY THEME:

In My Garden is dedicated to the great outdoors, growing plants, the green environment, and our many animal friends in the garden. The children do lots of different activities, from investigating a garden, to growing cabbages, to crawling around slowly like a snail and then jumping up quickly like a grasshopper. They take an imaginative walk around a garden to clean it up, while singing and picking up trash for the trashcan or recyclable items for the recycling bin. This outdoor-themed unit emphasizes this learning focus: “I can explore and discover the concept of same and different in my natural world.”

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages 3 & 4 years
  • 4-week class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development.  Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $75          

APRIL CLASS DATES – Tuition DUE BY MARCH 31

SATURDAY  April 12, 26   May 3, 17

THURSDAY April 3, 10, 17, 24

MAY CLASS DATES – Tuition DUE BY APRIL 25

THURSDAY May 1, 8, 15, 22

KINDERMUSIK SUMMER CAMP

Out & About is a trip into the world of imagination, and all you’ll need to pack is a sense of adventure! We’ll ride bikes, hike in the mountains, scuttle like crabs, and fly like seagulls. Singing, instrument play, creativity, and movement all bring the learning to life.

Click here for the Kindermusik Summer Camp Registration Form

CAMP INFORMATION

WHO:  You and your children ages 2 to 5 years

WHAT:  Musical summer camp!

WHERE:  SIUE Early Childhood Center (ECC)

WHEN:  Monday, July 7 through Thursday, July 10 (one 45-minute class per day)

              5:45 PM   OR   6:45 PM                       

FEES:  First child registration fee is $50 with each additional child at $25 each.

Fees are based on number of children per family registered. All Class & Digital At-Home Materials are included with the camp fee. One digital at-home materials package per family.  The non-refundable class & digital at-home materials fee is due in full with registration form and confirms your space in class.

PLEASE NOTE:  REGISTRATION IS DUE BY JUNE 23.  At least one participating adult must accompany the enrolled children in the summer camp class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Introducing Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials

Kindermusik, the number one name in music and movement education for children, has created new, easy to use, digital home materials to extend the magic and learning of a Kindermusik class into your own home throughout the week. Kindermusik@Home delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders. It’s Kindermusik for you!

WHAT ARE KINDERMUSIK PARENTS SAYING

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?…

“I became familiar with Kindermusik when my younger sister taught it for two years in Bermuda. I was so excited to find out Kindermusik was offered here at SIUE. Ellen is wonderful with the children and so knowledgeable about music and Kindermusik, and so patient with the children. I took my oldest granddaughter (now 5 and taking piano lessons at SIUE) for several years. She absolutely loved it! Now I have my 18-month-old granddaughter in her second semester and my 7 1/2 month old grandson beginning his first semester. The parents love the opportunity for their children. As a mom, Mamo, and professor of education, I know how important music is for children. We sing and dance all the time. Research shows that children who become involved in organized music programs and stay with them do well in school and life. I encourage anyone with children or grandchildren to get them involved in Kindermusik. It is a great way to spend quality time with the kids.” Grandparent – Village & Our Time Class

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“Our Saturday morning Kindermusik class has become a special time for my daughter and I to sing, dance and play together.  Now attending our third semester of classes with Ellen, it has been a joy watching my daughter’s development since her first class at 8 months, and now approaching age two!  I have loved seeing her little face light up for class through her every stage!  With Ellen and the fun and engaging curriculum of Kindermusik, I am happy to be fostering in her a love and appreciation for all kinds of music.”  Candice K. – Our Time Class

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"A year ago the "Village" class introduced my son to the art of music. Now that we've started our second semester of the "Our Time" class, it is very obvious how the program has not only developed his love of music, but has also developed his gross/fine motor skills (dancing, clapping, and playing instruments) and social skills (sharing, confidence, and tolerance)! I highly recommend this class to every parent! We love Kindermusik!"  Ellyn K. – Our Time Class

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“Both of my daughters have been Kindermusik students and have thoroughly enjoyed each class. Every time we met I could see my girls developing their musicality and having a wonderful time. Miss Ellen is creative, fun-loving, and very organized. And the kindermusik materials are of high quality.  Our family highly recommends signing up for Kindermusik classes!”  Emily K. – Our Time Class

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"I recently enrolled my daughter for a second semester in Ellen's Kindermusik Village class. She loves the group setting and happily smiles and giggles as we dance and sing around the room! She has always loved listening to music at home, but through Ellen's class she has learned the steadiness of the beat, anticipation, and familiarity and joy with hearing the songs we play at home and sing each week in class. I highly recommend Ellen's Kindermusik class for socialization, development and simply learning and enjoying music with your little one!”  Andrea B. – Village Class

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“Our family is some of Kindermusik's biggest fans! Not only do we look forward to the fun-filled class each week, we love using the at-home materials as part of our everyday routine. I am thrilled we have been able to participate in this program - I can't recommend it enough!”  Sara S. – Our Time Class

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“Our family has enjoyed 6 semesters of Kindermusik with Ellen Singh’s program at SIUE.  Kindermusik has been a great way to bond with our young daughter.  Watching her develop and grow with the curriculum has been a great pleasure.  From the eye contact with a smile while singing her Kindermusik songs when she was 4 months old to now (nearly 3 yrs old) when she brings us her favorite Kindermusik books to read to her.  The parent perspective details that Ellen provides has helped us recognize the advancements she was making even at just a few months old.  It’s amazing to see the children’s cognitive recognition and development that is obtained though the music in the Kindermusik program.  The at home materials are not only lots of fun for the children, but they have become household treasures that will be in our memory books forever.  We are big believers in the program and would encourage any parent to try Kindermusik!”  Rob & Sonyia H. – Village & Our Time Class