Family Time Units

Our Kind Of DayMusic time isn’t just at music class…it’s all day long! What better way to build family bonds than to sprinkle music and movement throughout play-time, meal-time, clean-up time, bath-time, and night-time? At each lesson, parents are given ideas for creativity and insights into their child’s development. With catchy songs such as “Wishy, Washy, Wee” for bath-time, “Go Into the Kitchen” for meal-time, and “Love Somebody” at bed-time — parenting becomes easier and a lot more fun! Over the course of 16 weeks, each lesson is packed with singing, listening, story-time, puppet play, creative movement, instrument play, family ‘jam sessions’, and sharing.  
Here, There & EverywhereIn this unit, there are five sub-themes which centre around different family outings: a visit with a friend, an outing at the park, a trip to the city, an afternoon at the aquarium, and a day on the farm. Move like animals with this unit’s story, “Flip-Flap, Sugar Snap”; and follow a girl’s adventure as she loses her Jambourine during the day’s outings and then finds it in the story, “Jingle-Jangle Jambourine”.  
Movin’ & Groovin’A romping, rolling, stretching good time for the whole family! This unit will explore lots of different ways to move — high and low, fast and slow, zig-zag, curvy, and more. Family members will chug around the classroom like trains, clip-clop like horses, and roll over like puppy dogs. They’ll hear a story about playing tag together in “Can You Catch Me?”, and read about a jungle hokey-pokey in “Put Your Left Paw In”. It’s time to show us your best groovin’ moves!  
Make Way For MusicFamilies will sing, dance, and move their way through an exploration of several elements of music: beat and rhythm, concepts and contrasts (such as staccato and legato, high and low, the major scale, and arpeggios), the human voice, instrument families, and ensemble performance. They’ll engage in developmentally appropriate activities that the whole family can enjoy together, including finger-plays, songs, circle dances, story-time, and family ‘jam sessions’.