I’m so excited to offer a super cheap (all you have to buy is the music!) music class for babies to preschoolers and their parents. This is a great way to introduce your child to the basics of music, learn how to make music together and have some dedicated bonding time. The first unit is called Moving Our Bodies and it includes lots of fun movement songs as well as songs about body parts. This class is designed to go for eight weeks. At the end of eight weeks I’ll introduce a new theme with new songs.
Here’s what you do to get started:
Step 1: Create a group from friends and neighbors who might be interested. Plan a time to meet weekly for about 30 minutes. Decide whether you will have one consistent meeting place or trade off houses each week. (You don’t need a group to participate. You can do this program with your own child, just make sure you set aside time each week.) Pick a day to start (give everyone a week or more to become familiar with the music).
Step 2: Download the Moving Our Bodies playlist from itunes and put it on your ipod/phone or whatever you’ll be using, have your friends do the same
download the playlist and make cd copies for everyone who is participating (itunes allows up to 7 copies).
Step 3: Start listening to the songs with your child while you’re in the car, playing at home or doing art projects. It will be more fun if both you and your child are pretty familiar with the songs. And since each parent will take turns leading the class, you’ll want to know the songs.
Step 5: Keep watching dibbledibbledee.com for lesson plans, teaching tips, videos, etc . . .
I can’t wait to hear your feedback! Shoot me your questions, comments and suggestions.