Monday, September 21, 2015

Kindermusik with Ellen Singh

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*** FALL 2015 & WINTER/SPRING 2016 ***

at SIUE!

Kindermusik is a music and movement program with curriculum for children ages birth through seven years old.  More specifically, Kindermusik classes provide a holistic musical and learning experience in the critical first years of young children and their families.  This developmental program, guided by a proven methodology combining music and childhood development, provides opportunities to foster child-parent relationships and gain a lifelong love of music and learning.  It is taught by a trained and licensed Kindermusik educator. 

at Happy Up Inc. (formerly Once Upon A Toy Store) in Edwardsville!

A PLAYDATE is a “register and pay ahead” single “themed” 30-45 minute class for you and your children ages birth through 5 years old with required At-Home Materials for each family.  Registration fees include the class plus At-Home Materials (i.e. instrument or prop and Kindermusik CD or Music I-Card). One child registration fee is $12 with each additional child $3 each.

Playdate Dates & Themes


10am AND 5:30pm

Fall 2015 / Winter-Spring 2016

October 5     "It's Cold Outside!"
November 2     "Thankfulness"
December 7     "Jingle, Jangle!"
January 4    "My House, My Day"
February 1    "Let Me Call You Sweetheart!"
March 7    "Frog Went A-Dancing"
April 4    "Nature Now!"
May 2     "Animals Are Everywhere!"

See toy store Blog/Facebook page/website and my Kindermusik Facebook page & Blog for dates & times!

Registration forms are available at the toy store AND on their website/blog. Come into the store OR call with credit card payment and the store staff will collect your registration materials.





 Class Registration Forms and Info available at front desk – ask LuAnn Locke, Owner
NEW Location: 454 Vandalia Street

ABC Music & Me, an award-winning enrichment (early literacy and language) program for 2 to 6 year olds, was designed for early childhood learning centers. ABC Music & Me is a research-based language and early literacy program built around music.  ABC Music & Me helps develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child’s most-loved rituals: music and storytime.
ABC Music & Me supports the early childhood standards and requirements for “high quality programs” as defined by the National Institute for Early Education. Plus for the older age group, ABC Music & Me aligns with pre-K national and state standards. 

Curriculum Description

Age Range: Age 2 to 5 years                
Class Structure:  New unit theme for each month; each contains four lessons
 Class Length: 30 minutes

What Your Child Will Experience in Class

  • Songs and rhymes to develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills
  • Tapping, clacking, and ringing rhythm instruments in time with music to improve hand-eye coordination
  • Focused listening with music to improve skills in following directions
  • Instrument play to strengthen fine motor skills
  • Developmentally-appropriate songs to develop vocal chords and expressive speech
  • Learning that emphasizes storytelling, imaginative play, and taking turns

Registration of Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • 4-week semester with 12 different monthly themes
  • Weekly 30-minute class
  • State-of-the-Art Monthly Digital At-Home Materials


Early Explorations Childcare Centers - "ABC Music & Me" Classes

Riverbend Down Syndrome Association - "ABC Music & Me" Classes

Afterwords Bookstore - "ABC Music & Me" Classes Fridays @ 10am 

Hayner Public Library - Fall 2015 Classes 

Edwardsville Public Library - Spring 2016 Classes 


Kindermusik Birthday Party Activity is great musical fun that your child will LOVE and you don’t have to plan! It’s approximately 30 minutes of a “mini-Kindermusik” class (i.e. music & movement with samplings of class activities) specially designed to be age-appropriate to your child. The party activity includes such fun as singing, moving, listening, dancing, circle songs, story time (a birthday book!), playing instruments, parachute play, etc. All music, instruments, props, etc used are provided for the activity.

Fees: $50 for up to six children ($7 per each additional child)  Deposit ($40) due to secure your date/time w/ balance due day of the party   (There may be a time/travel fee for parties booked outside the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area.)   Please Note:  I do not schedule parties on Sunday.

* Kindermusik Birthday Parties available at Happy Up Inc. (formerly Once Upon A Toy Store) too!   Contact the store for details.

Kindermusik One-Time Activities

I offer Kindermusik activities for children’s groups and have met up with play groups, preschools, and libraries to have some great musical fun with their children. Having a one-time activity is a great way to get a sampling of the Kindermusik experience before committing to a semester of classes!

 Kindermusik Parent Talk and Sampler Class

I also offer educational talks to parent groups about music and childhood development as they relate to the benefits of the Kindermusik experience. I then follow-up with a sampler class for the whole family. Your school or church may want to consider scheduling Kindermusik for their next PTO meeting or special activity.

RESOURCES:  Learn More about KINDERMUSIK  Kindermusik International (KI) has a fantastic website including a parent section designed just for YOU!  You can also register (FREE!) to receive their monthly parent email entitled. “Tune-In” which has great music and child development tips plus more!  “Kindermusik with Ellen Singh” is part of the SIUE Suzuki String Development Program and is open to the entire community!  There, you will find the Kindermusik webpage with program information and a printable class registration form.

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