Sunday, September 13, 2015

Music Together Review

Music is so, so important for little ones.  It's proven that classical music helps brain development of babies and small children.  In the first few months and years of life, it's essential to do what you can to get those little noggins growing and learning.  Music is constantly playing in my house and it's something I want Scarlett to grow up with.  There's nothing better than dancing and having fun to your favorite tunes!

Music Together is a fabulous early childhood program that stresses adult involvement in mixed-age classes involving singing, learning, chanting, moving, and exploring musical abilities.  This music and movement program is for children aged newborn through kindergarden.  Music Together is now offered in over 2,000 communities in the United States and surely available in your area.  Music is a universal language that connects families and communities across the globe as they express and explore our basic instinct for making music.  The program would make a fantastic Christmas or birthday present for a lucky child.  It's never too late or early to bond and connect with your child while having fun. 

Scarlett recently went to her first Music Together class.  I wasn't sure what to expect because we've never been to a music class before, but I've heard great things about this program.

We were warmly welcomed in as soon as we arrived by the friendly teacher.  Scarlett immediately was given a drum to bang on until more people arrived and class began.  She loves to bang on toys and make noise, so this was right up her alley.

First timer at Music Together!

I love to bang on the drum

The class is 45 minutes long and consists of guided songs and dances, chants, free play, and time with musical instruments.  The teacher Natasha was fantastic and extremely enthusiastic and engaged with what she does, which makes class that much more enjoyable.  Everything was explained well so you know exactly why you're making a certain noise or using a certain instrument.

Scarlett was very interested in the class and was focused on Natasha's every word and sound.  She enjoyed all of the different sounds, noises, and claps that went along with each song.  I was surprised at how well she sat still and paid attention.  Usually, she's a girl who's on the move!

Making music with the sticks in my mouth!

A shot of the class

A fun part of class was where instruments were handed out for everyone to use.  Scarlett loved shaking the bells and the shakers.  Anything that makes noise is her new favorite thing.  My husband played the triangle for her and we received an instant smile from that! She babbled and talked a little bit throughout class, but she only does that when she's having a great time!

There were both moms and dads in this class and I liked how everyone was up and moving and participating in every song and dance.  It was interesting to see each child's take on it too, whether they were walking or crawling around in engagement.

Music girl

Even though Scarlett is still only 9 months old, she can connect with the rhythm and music and learn from it.  No child is too young for a Music Together class.  I thought class was wonderful and something new and exciting for Scarlett.   I'm really looking forward to coming every week.

If you're looking for a special activity to do with your child or children, Music Together would be the perfect choice.  Why not sign up for a fall session today?

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Music Together for providing us with a complimentary session in order to facilitate this post.

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