YMCA’s Kindermusik fall session begins Sept. 11


FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison YMCA’s seasonal popular Kindermusik program will kick off it’s fall session beginning on Sept. 11

Classes focus on engagement through music and bonding with parents and instructors on different days and times throughout the week. Sessions are also broken out by age group for parents with children under the ages 4 and under.

The classes are listed below.

Cuddle & Bounce (ages 0-1) Tuesday’s 5:45pm
In Cuddle & Bounce, a joyful first Kindermusik experience, parents and their newborns, infants and crawlers engage in instrument play, dance, exploration time, and together time. As they do so, they strengthen critically important early parent-child bonds; learn about their baby’s early development & fine-tune their baby-communications skills. Welcome to the magic time of life, that all-too-fleeting first chapter of life when miracles happen daily. This is a 30-40 minute class for children and parents/caregivers to attend together.

Sing & Play (age 1) Thursday’s 9:45am
Sing & Play is an energetic and joyful celebration of the very young child’s growing new movement and language skills. A mix of parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities provide parents a unique opportunity to participate in all the music and movement fun, but also to stand back, observe and revel in how these older babes and toddlers are beginning to walk, talk, sing, play, clap, tap, and dance–all on their own! This is a 35-45 minute class for children and parents/caregivers to attend together.

Wiggle & Grow (age 2) Thursday’s 10:15am
Wiggle & Grow is a music-filled class that celebrates the unique joys of the growing child. It features a mix of activities for parents and children that include singing, dancing, and exploring and playing instruments. Children will get to practice their active listening, turn-taking, and social skills, as well as develop their gross- and fine motor skills. This is a 45 minute class for children and parents/caregivers to attend together.

Laugh & Learn (age 3) Monday’s 5:15pm
Laugh & Learn classes combine the preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play. Early music concepts are introduced, and age appropriate activities will help foster the child’s independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. Parents will get a change to connect with other parents and caregivers, and share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. This is 45 minute class for children with parents joining ONLY for final activities.

Move & Groove (age 4) Monday’s 6:30pm
In this class, we engage your child in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity and more. Plus, your child will learn basic music vocabulary and notation-all setting the stage for future school success and formal music lessons. This is a 45 minute class for children with parents joining ONLY for final activities.

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