Sassy Steps School of Dance and Baton is offering a new musical learning program for families with children ages newborn and up — Family Time. The new curriculum, created by Kindermusik, is designed to apply musical and developmental learning in a multi-age, multi-child, family environment.
Kathleen Wendelken, a Kindermusik educator, is teaching the program created exclusively for Kindermusik by a team of music and child development experts.
In a “one room schoolhouse” environment, Family Time helps children develop musical skills, as well as the social skills necessary to share, take turns and strengthen the emotional bond among family members.
“This is a great way for parents with children of various ages to spend time together, doing one activity as a family,” Wendelken said. “The little ones watch the older ones and learn from them.”
The Family Time class includes 10, 45-minute classes, and a set of at home materials. The integrated materials feature two children’s books, two instruments, two CDs of songs and activities from class, one family activity book and two puppets that are featured characters in the class.
ABC Music and Me is another class being offered for 2-4-year-olds. It includes four, 30-minute classes, a new theme each month and at home materials.