I am beyond excited to begin teaching the Music Together Rhythm Kids class! Music Together is allowing select centers to offer this new drumming class for four to eight year old children and the adults they are closest to. The curriculum is designed to expand upon the Mixed Age classes where newborns through four year old children explore and learn music through movement, singing, and playing instruments with the adults who love them. To give you a quick idea of how a song would develop from birth to early elementary we made a video for you to enjoy. Check out the descriptions under the video as well.
Babies would experience this song through feeling the beat on their parents lap, kicking their legs, hearing others sing, and holding and watching the beat in the maracas.
Toddlers may add walking or stomping their feet to the beat, singing parts of the song in tune, and more exploration with the maracas.
Preschool children may be able to sing the full song in tune, keep a steady beat in their bodies and on the maracas, and add new ways to play the maracas or move.
Early elementary school children can take improvising new verses and playing instruments purposefully to the next level. They can follow where to play on the drum to make the desired sound. They can also add rhythm patterns on the instrument they are playing as well as verbally.