LEVEL 2
AGES 18 MONTHS TO 3

No terrible twos here! Our Level 2 classes encourage older toddlers to initiate their own ideas and explore their creativity. Each class offers plenty of fun outlets for toddler-style energy, promoting cognitive development through singing, dancing, and instrument play. Better still, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers who are also experiencing the joys and complexities of these busy years, while learning to use music to create and simplify routines at home.

 

This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each month’s story.

ACTIVITIES

  • Exploring movement concepts and participating in musical interactions with objects and others
  • Discovering different ways instruments can make sounds and experiencing a wide range of musical concepts
  • Identifying and vocally imitating sounds and learning to describe them
  • Learning to associate a picture with a sound
  • Singing songs with language patterns that explore rhythm, speech sounds, syntax, and rhyme

SKILLS & BENEFITS

 

  • Increased alertness, self-control, and ability to regulate their own movements
  • Stabilization of muscles necessary for healthy posture and overall balance
  • Improved coordination and locomotor skills, fine motor skills, and finger and hand strength
  • Strengthened ability to memorize, sequence, and predict patterns
  • Development of early pre-literacy and number skills

Monthly Unit Schedule

Each month in class, we change to a new unit or theme. Each unit comes with new activities, music, Kindermusik Online home materials, as well as a new lesson focus designed around a specific aspect of child development. 

JANUARY

Up and at ’em! Use your imaginations to hit the town: Down the street to the bake shop, the cobbler’s shop, the grocery store, and even the doctor’s office as we move, move, move through our busy, busy day. Then, back home again to relax and get ready for bed. Come along for a great adventure as we Rhyme Around Town!

FEBRUARY

Sing, dance, rhyme, move, and play your way through this celebration of why our very special Family & Friends matter so much! Using our imaginations, we’ll visit our friends’ houses, interact with family, go to the market, play with playmates, and more. Everyone is invited to make music with our family and friends!

MARCH

At this amazing developmental moment, children are basking in the comfort and security of caregivers, but also testing the boundaries of independence. Suddenly able to do so many new things on their own, they are still dependent for so many others. In Marvelous Me, you’ll move your bodies, use your senses, and explore friendship, favorite things, and feeling good about all the amazing things you can do.

APRIL

Young children can go from happy to upset—and then back again—in the blink of an eye! Understanding and managing emotions can be complicated, but using music to explore and identify different feelings, their causes, and how we can navigate them, can be useful (and even fun)! Come explore all the answers to How Do You Feel?

MAY

Ready for a flight of fancy? It’s time to explore all of the floating, flying, fluttering things we can find Up in the Sky. We’ll use our imaginations to fly kites, stretch like clouds, and dance like stars. We’ll hop and fly with a flock of robins, soar with a wise old owl, and see the silver moon boat sail across the sky. Fire up your imagination, because we mean it when we say…the sky’s the limit!

JUNE

In this unit, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get right Down on the Ground and take a good look around. We’ll engage children’s natural curiosity as we hop like bunnies, scoot like caterpillars, scurry like squirrels, and even do a certain, familiar spider fingerplay. Meanwhile, you’ll broaden your own vision, and foster a child’s natural curiosity!

JULY

Grab your beach ball, we’re going to the beach! Crabs are scuttling, toes are wiggling, waves are crashing , and the sun is shining. We’ll enjoy favorite songs and dances, do an Octopus Hula, jump on a banana boat, and then snuggle up and happily relax to gentle beach sounds and songs. Beach Days is as fun and restorative as…well, a trip to the beach!

AUGUST

Everyone loves singing and dancing, but when you add a splash of color and a farmyard of fun, it gets even better! Come encounter Colors and Shapes on the Farm as you explore haystacks and hayrides, tractors, barns, and lots (and lots) of farm animals. This unit is loaded with old farm favorites, circle dances, and lots of learning. Come on down to the farm!

SEPTEMBER

Gather your critters; it’s time for some fun! We will use our bodies and imaginations to gallop like horses, scamper like mice, “swim” our hands, and fly scarves like birds—all the while developing motor skills, vocabulary, imagination, and more. Woof, meow, neigh, squeak, or blub-blub-blub… Everyone is welcome in this fun, adorable, and lovably ridiculous Pet Parade!

OCTOBER

This month, you’ll catch a case of the giggles. Motor skills and self-control get a workout with plenty of stop-and-go motions, energy gets tapped with plenty of up-and-down, and sense of humor gets a tickle with silly sounds, silly movements, finger plays, and fun. Hold onto your funny bone, because you’re about to get Silly All Over!

NOVEMBER

Rumble, grumble…listen to those hungry bellies. It must be Time for Lunch! This delicious unit uses fun songs, rhymes, stories, vocal play, instrument play, and focused listening activities to explore the theme of food, food, food. So get your musical appetite ready!

DECEMBER

Ready? Set? Go, Go, Go! You can chug-a-lug, beep-beep, and swish your oars while you explore vehicle sounds and the stop-and-go, this-way and that-a-way movements of trains, cars, and boats. Buckle up, here we go!