The arts is a vital part of a young child’s growth and development so we make it a priority in our curriculum.
All of our students take music classes twice a week, while the 3’s and the 4’s kids learn to dance in creative movement.
Creative Movement With Ms. Donna
Creative Movement for 3 and 4-year-olds is a fun way to help children learn to move their bodies. In this class, children learn how to move through space, dimensions and dynamics of movement, tempo and levels, body parts and how they move, body shapes, pantomime and creative expression, stretching exercises and balance.
Music with Ms. Gigi
Preschool music is a magical experience. We try to make every class a sensory adventure.
For the 2’s, we work on comfort and joy and then go from there. We work a lot on body core movement, rhythms and feeling music in the children’s bodies. We work on songs and dances developing motor function, simple words and sounds. Music serves as a soothing and fun part of their day.
For the 3’s, it is filled with imagination and amazing connections to language skills and listening skills. We do many rhythmic exercises and games throughout the year – all fun-filled but all geared towards their development. We work on feeling the beat in our body and using both words and movement for expression.
For the 4’s, we continue on those same foundations, but add so much more. The NY Times many years ago referred to the 4’s as the adolescents of preschool, and that has always proved true. Fours, fours! Fours do more! I work with chanting for rhythm and language development. We delve deeply into deeper concepts. I have my ‘Rhythm Rangers” and my “Pitch Explorers” working diligently during our adventures. We add in musical terms, concepts of tempo and dynamics and kid-friendly classical pieces interspersed throughout the year.