With Kindermusik classes in over 70 countries, we know a thing or two about families and children around the world. We know, for instance, that every child speaks music and laughter sounds the same in any language. And, to a child, funny things can be found anywhere-mouth noises, made-up words, knock-knock jokes, chasing the dog, and even-sometimes-mommy's "angry face." (You know it's true.)
On average, children laugh about 200 times every day. Silliness is a great way to evoke laughter and foster the development of humor. So, we include a lot of it in class each week, including singing songs with silly words (guli, guli, guli), playing one-bell jingles with our feet or on our head, and even a surprise tickle during "Itsy, Bitsy Mouseykins." All that laughing encourages your child's physical, emotional, and social health. Plus, it's a lot of fun and can be a developmentally appropriate way to motivate, engage, and redirect your child during these years.
For the next 3-weeks in Wiggle & Grow (Family) Class we will be singing and moving our way through our unit "Silly All Over". We will be meeting on Saturdays from 10:00-10:45am at St. Paul's Christian Church (3331 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612). To register for a FREE class click on the link below:
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Everyday Connection: Bathtub Shenanigans. Turn your child's bath time into a silly time. As you bathe your child, let your little one know what you will be washing next. "I am washing your foot next" (as you reach for an arm) or "I need to wash behind your ears" (while you wash your child's belly button instead!). Your child will love laughing at your silly "mistakes" and get super clean in the process.
Ms. Leah grew up in Asheville, NC and was exposed to music at an early age. She played violin and then grew to enjoy participating in high school and church choral and drama programs.