Oklahoma Baptist University’s Kindermusik classes are now enrolling for fall. Classes for babies and for newborns to 18 months meet on Monday at 10 a.m. Two-year-olds meet on Monday at 11 a.m. or Tuesday at 10 a.m. and three- through six-year-old-children meet on Wednesday 10 or 11 a.m.
Kindermusik fosters the total development of young children through a combination of music and movement. Parents with newborns, toddlers, and three- through six-year-old children can participate in Kindermusik activities such as jingling bells, pounding drums, floating scarves, “hooting” owl sounds and little feet moving in time to music, all providing a valuable learning experience for both the child and the parent or caregiver.
Whether rocking to a lullaby, or marching proudly to the beat of a drum, children respond to music naturally. They don't know that the songs and movement are also helping to develop their physical and emotional growth. They just know that music is fun.
From birth through seven years of age, the child can grow with Kindermusik through encouragement to explore, express and discover, without pressure to perform. As the child progresses through the program, the parent sees an evolutionary development in the child's use of language, attention span, ability to solve problems, social skills and self-esteem.
Conchita Hansford, licensed Kindermusik educator, strongly believes that Kindermusik provides a powerful learning experience for a child.
“The many songs and activities in Kindermusik class enhance a child’s total development by strengthening physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills at a very early age,” explains Hansford. “Teaching children through Kindermusik has allowed me to experience the joy of watching children learn and grow through music. Kindermusik creates a warm, creative learning environment for both parents and children.”
To enroll, please visit OBU's Music Preparatory Department, visit the Prep Department webpage, call (405) 585-4329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.