Come Wiggle, Dance, poke and play with your baby in a musical way! You can come to any of our Mixed Ages classes, but you might want your first experience with us to be our BABIES ONLY class for newborns up to 8 months. After your first FULL session, we'll mainstream you into our Mixed Ages classes where your baby will coo with delight watching the bigger kids.
During the schoolyear, classes meet on Remsen Wednesdays or Fridays at 12:30pm for 45 minutes, and, starting September 2017, also at 97 Bond Street, Thursdays at 1pm. Regular sessions are 10 weeks long. The cost of these classes is the same as for our standard, mixed ages classes.
The advantage of the BABIES-only class is that there are lots of newborns there together and parents and caregivers can bond over shared experiences with their babies. Also, because the babies do not yet move, there is more time to share information. The class has fewer songs than in our Mixed Ages classes to allow for these expanded educational moments. The energy is a bit lower and the class is a bit calmer. It works well as a one-semester* introduction to Music Together®. (This class cannot be repeated. See below*) We encourage families in our BABIES classes to also experience the Mixed Ages class to see the difference.
The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in infants. Families receive the same music book and CDs as all of our classes, but, in addition, they receive a small booklet specifically designed for parents of newborns and infants that is inserted into their songbook.
Meet other parents and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby. You'll take pride as your child moves on into mixed ages classrooms when you see the rapid musical growth in him or her.
Every child’s development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Music activities in our classroom are rich, sensory experiences that engage and activate all sorts of neurological activity. (And the grown-ups have a GREAT TIME!)
Younger siblings under 8 months may attend the class of an older sibling for FREE (but without the older sibling in the room). To learn more about the value of putting an infant in our classes, click here.
We hope you and your baby will join us!
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*in cases of a newborn infant under 3 months, it may be possible to arrange a 2nd BABIES session before moving into our mixed age classes. Please speak to Naomi about this as the end of your session approaches.
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