Yes, your newborn can start music now!
Have you noticed that your baby can sing, or "coo" to you already but can't speak yet? Studies show that they can match pitch as early as 2 weeks old. Try singing to them and listen for the sounds and recations they make.
Your baby can attend either one of our Music Together® Mixed Age classes or our "Babies classes". Both classes are approrpiate for your newborn & your baby will experience all the wonderful joys and benefits of music right from birth.
Many parents think their baby must be a few months old, or even older to come to a music class. Most don't realize that your baby comes into this world exquisitely prepared for all musical experiences. They are wired and ready to receive and make music.
In fact, "babies who participate in music classes with their parents/caregiver in the first year of life, smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music" (Study from McMaster University). Not to mention all the other benefits by starting music as a baby. They develop so many skills; cognitive, social, emotional growth, language development, fine motor skills as they embark on their lifelong musical journey. This is such a wonderful activity to do with your baby to start to stimulate their brains and bodies and share the joy of music making and bonding with them as a baby.
Your baby can join one of our many Music Together® "Mixed Age classes" at any time - and we have so many class times and days to choose from on our schedule (aprox 35 to choose from each semester between all of our locations).
However, on occasion we are fortunate enough to be able to find a group of babies between the ages of 0-9 that can take our Babies class at the *same day and time*. This is not always easy for us to make happen because of babies naps, parent's schedules etc but if we have enough that can do the same day/time we will hold a babies class (Minimum of 6 babies for this class). If you are interested in this class and know some friends who would like to join us please email us at info@MusicalFolk.com
In our Babies class grownups will get to enjoy a group of other newborns with their caregivers making music together, learning beautiful songs & movements to sing to their babies in class and at home enjoying music all week long. They create a special bond in our classes with their baby and with all the other families in our classes. We sing, dance and play with instruments such as eggs, scarves, jingle bells, parachutes, sticks and resonator bells. Each family will receive a CD and a beautifully illustrated accompanying music book, as well as access to a website for more music activities and digital copies of the music. We have 9 collections of music so our program will extend over your babies first 3 years of life. The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby. The Music Together program is one of the few programs that offer such a vast curriculum of age appropriate music and activities and we have over 30 years of research and offering this program to 1000s of famlies all over the world. You and your baby will love our classes and the beautiful musical journey that will last a life time.
To try out a class for free today and email us at info@MusicalFolk.com or head on over to schedule a FREE demo class directly in our Demo scheduler.