Family Antics: Kiel's Kindermusik Class
|Kiel's Certificate :)|
What is Kindermusik?
Kindermusik is a music and movement program for parents and their kids, from as early as 0 months up to 7 years old. According to their site, "[Kindermusik] incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement..."
"[Kindermusik is] passionately committed to bringing the highest standards of musical learning to children's lives through developmentally appropriate curricula, CDs, books, instruments, and activities for our licensed classes and for family time at home."Why did I enroll my baby in a class like this?
|Attending his free trial class. Kiel the newbie|
baby with his name sticker, so cute!
I was choosing between Gymboree and Kindermusik at that time. While both had equally good feedback, more mommy friends recommended the latter. Also, when I emailed teacher Suzette if she was still accepting enrolees for her class, she said the timing was right because the first half of the semester is about to end, so if ever I want to enroll Kiel, we could start and complete 9 sessions of the next half of the semester for a prorated tuition fee. She also suggested that we attend a free trial class first so we'll know if the program was right for us.
How did the classes go?
After seeing Kiel showing fascination during our trial session, we decided to enroll him. We would look forward to Saturday mornings at 9am to sing and dance, and play with his little classmates and see teacher Suzette and Ate Dolor! Waking up early wasn't a problem, because the class is just over at Capitol Greenstreet which is relatively near our condo. How did the classes go? Well, let the pictures do the talking:
|Our take home materials for Dream Pillow:|
a CD, a rattle, a book, and wall decor
|♪♫ Welcome today friends of mine, welcome today|
little star shine ♪♫ Starting class by singing with classmates
|Playing with different kinds of drums!|
|Kiel enjoying the colorful tent and soft balls. Teacher says|
it helps with stimulating eye movement :)
|We get to play with different types of |
instruments each time.
|The kids get to try out wooden and metal instruments too, and|
pass it around as they learn to share. Look at Kiel playing
with the Gong :)
|Kiel paying attention as Teacher reads|
a story :)
|Kiel receiving his certificate, yay!|
|With mommy and daddy|
|With lolo Nick|
|With ninang Cess|
|Water play with classmates after|
giving out of certificates
Who is Teacher Suzette?
She is the reason we love our Kindermusik classes.
You can see the kids really listen to her and she explains each activity to the parents and how it helps your child's development. Before we started out with her classes, I've also read about her in various mommy blogs (Manilamommy, MyMomFriday, TrulyRichMom), and how she treats Kindermusik as an advocacy:
"Being an advocacy, I believe that education and programs such as Kindermusik should be within the reach of parents from all social classes. This is why I started a scholarship program in 2007. Once a child is a either a partial or full scholar, I make sure that he/she finishes the program until Young Child 4 where we teach the recorder already. I became the first Filipina to receive the Ruth Anderson grant from the States, allowing Kindermusik International to recognize my outreach work. When I see that an enrolled family has more than two children, I automatically offer a scholarship for the third child, no questions asked. I want families to experience the program without the financial burden. I believe that Kindermusik is so beautiful that every child should be given the opportunity to be a student." (source: Manilamommy)
Interested in enrolling your child in a Kindermusik class?
Check out the links below:
Kindermusik Philippines Website
Find an Educator near you
For Kindermusik with Teacher Suzette and friends:
Contact Nos: 775-2474, 216-5677, 0917-853-0225
Classes Offered at:
- Capitol Greenstreet Golf and Country Club Capitol Hills Drive, Capitol Hills Old Balara
- Gingerbread House of Learning 122 Congressional Avenue, Barangay Bahay Toro, Project 8, Quezon City
- TMA, Fun Ranch, C-5, Libis Pasig City