Music for Babies (Birth-1 Year)
Ages: Birth to 1 Year (once the baby begins walking independently, the toddler level should be considered for the subsequent semester)
Class Length: 30 minutes, once a week
Materials (Included in Advertised Price):
All registrations include these mandatory materials for home and weekly class use:
- a baby’s instrument kit pouch, containing rhythm sticks, scarf, and rattle
- a supplemental instrument package, containing 3 scarves, 2 pairs of egg shakers, 2 pairs of jingles, and 1 pair of sticks
If you previously purchased one of the instrument kits listed above, please contact our office prior to registration to receive a pricing adjustment.
In-Person Class Options:
- Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am, January 19-May 11 (no classes March 23 or April 13) at Plymouth Congregational Church
By registering for an in-person class, you agree to adhere to specific health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit our Terms and Policies page to review these guidelines, which you will also accept upon registration. In addition, a Zoom parent orientation will be scheduled the week before classes begin to ensure all are prepared for the first day!
Description: Play musically with your baby in a non-competitive, non-stressful environment through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving, and singing. Music play activities are designed to increase your child’s curiosity about music, to develop listening skills, a sense of beat, and to establish a foundation for singing and musical thought.
Musical Goals: Feel and express a steady beat; Experiment with vocalizations; Encourage meaningful movement; Form a bank of familiar songs; Be exposed to various styles of music; Differentiate various instrument sounds; Lay the groundwork for singing and speech so that children learn to sing at the same time they learn to talk; Awaken baby’s natural curiosity and and response to music.
Developmental Goals: Foster bonding between baby and caregiver; Develop a foundation for gross and fine motor; Develop hand-eye coordination; Develop language connections; Offer listening and sensory stimulation; Provide focused auditory stimulation.