Kindermusik’s ‘ABC Music & Me’, a music and movement programme is offered under our Creative Expression and Thematic Learning lesson for young children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years old. The music programme introduces general body movements, musical instruments, encourages listening and learning through multi-sensory approach such as high/low, loud/quiet, fast/slow, long/short.
In a Kindermusik class, children learn to sing, play, move and interact with one another . Through these activities, children have an opportunity to enhance their physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. By participating in these activities, they too, learn to develop self-esteem and social skills.
At the beginning of every lesson, children and teachers greet one another by singing the ‘Hello’ song. This song allows the children to feel comfortable and get them all geared up and ready for learning and bopping along with the music.
Activities like singing, vocal play, movement, instrument exploration, focused listening and story-time are frequently carried out in class. Before the end of the lesson, the teacher would gather the children together again to sing the “Good-bye” song before a Kindermusik class is dismissed.
Through the Kindermusik’s ‘ABC Music & Me’ programme, we witnessed how music has brought joy and creativity and provided our children with rich sensorial learning experiences. This has reinforced our belief that every child has musical talent and music nurture the child’s physical, cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.