At one time Ms. Cynthia offered Kindermusik classes at TEC for babies and toddlers. Due to scheduling she is no longer able to continue these classes, but she encourages parents to have these experiences with her children before they come to her program.
Attend TEC Recitals and public events with your young children. Babies and Toddlers are welcome at Our recitals. We love to participate in activities that are parent and child friendly. We want to expose young children to music and young musicians when ever possible.
Listening and moving to music is the best preparation for starting the violin. Place music players and music in convenient places for daily use. Keep age appropriate manipulatives for musical experience in parent friendly locations. Play music when commuting.
There are many reasons for enriching the life of your child with complex musical stimuli. Observing your child can also give you feed back about their development and provide you with opportunities for early intervention. Here is a short list of ways music can assist in the development of the young child: Developing auditory memory. Sensory integration. Pattern recognition. Inhibitory control. Kinesthetic ability. Movement and Balance. A sense of rhythm.
Listening, Movement, Multisensory Experiences, Mommy & Me Classes such as Kindermusik or Music Garden. See listening materials suggested for babies and Toddlers at TEC in Materials Needed.
This is also a wonderful time for parents to take violin instruction so that they can get a head start in the method before starting their child in PreTwinkle Classes. Parent instruction will help you plant desire and interest in your child for the violin. See Parent instruction.
Babies and Toddlers have rich musical preferences. You will find they have a natural preference for cheerful, cerebral Baroque and Classical composers such as Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart. Dr. Suzuki had a list of suggestions which where put on CD. See our list of additional supplementary recordings.
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This is a short list of suggestions for parents who would like to learn more about exposing their youngest children to music.
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You can be instrumental in the musical development of your child. By moving your own body with music you can make one of the most educational contributions to your child's musical experience. They are already catching their sense of balance and muscle tone from you. Sing and dance with your children. Get them moving. Dance with some scarves. Research says that by playing musical games with your child you are making significant changes in the development of their brains and giving them tools for dealing with life's frustrations.
See links to Kindermusik and Music Garden for more suggestions for manipulative to use with young children.
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