From "Fionna's Mommy," on the Family Gathering Forum
Below is just one example of the benefits a parent and child receive from taking a Kindermusik class together. If you're just starting Kindermusik training, or you're discerning to teach, here's just a glimpse at what the Kindermusik Educator training program can help you accomplish for families in your community.
Thank you Fionna's Mommy!
Thank you, Kindermusik!
Remember when I posted about when to start cleanup time with a toddler? I mentioned how in Kindermusik they have a "toys away" song that we sing each time we put materials away. Well, Fiona has recently made the connection and started applying the concept to cleaning up her own toys. She will sing, "put 'em away, put 'em away" and put her toys in the basket. She is still kind of playing at it, because then she will pour them back out and yell, "oh no, Max!" or "Dragon!" - in other words, Max from Max and Ruby is dumping the toys all over the floor, and she has to clean them up all over again. But she is definitely starting to really get the concept of it, which is great!
Also, tonight she used the same strategy when she was done with her dinner. In the past, I have had to really watch for when she was finished, because she would dump it in the floor. But tonight, she started singing that song, put the uneaten food on her plate, handed it to me, and said "tank you!"
I am so proud of her - the first night of Kindermusik when she threw a fit each time we had to put toys away, I had a hard time believing she would get to this point before turning two!