One weekly 45-minute class in-person outdoors
Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability.
Each semester includes a professional recording with new songs on CD including rhythm chants, play-alongs, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a beautifully illustrated songbook, plus the "Hello Everybody" app! Songs are also available online with registration for those without a CD player :)
In-person registrants are invited to join the dance party on Zoom!
One weekly interactive virtual class on Zoom (Mondays at 4:30 or Sundays at noon), plus weekly mini-classes available to watch anytime, a bonus interactive class with Devi Bricker former director of FamJam Santa Fe (yay!), a dance party on Zoom open to relatives, two show and tell events, and other educational videos on our private Facebook Live group "Harmonic Kids/FamJam" and more! All videos will also be available directly on the Harmonickids.com portal for all enrolled families - so no need to get on Facebook if you prefer not to!
You can sign up for both in-person and online classes at a discounted price :)
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Canta y Baila Conmigo® Online “Family Playground”
*Classes/videos recorded by Maddie, Director and founder of Canta y Baila Conmigo
Our Family Playground model is based on “Playdates” released twice a week, where you and your child will find sing-along videos, language lessons, off-screen activities and other little treasures. We have decided to make this a “drip” product, meaning the content is not released all at once. Instead, we hope the twice a week model helps you create a predictable family schedule (children thrive on routine), as well as excitement and anticipation as you wait for future modules to open up.
One advantage of being invited into your home is that, in addition to our developmentally appropriate content for our kids age 0-5, we can offer goodies for older siblings (especially Pre-K to Grade 2) as well as formal language mini-lessons geared to anyone over the age of 5.
Please remember that while our sing-along videos are OK for kids to re-watch by themselves, their purpose is to create a shared experience between them and an adult in the home. The real- life involvement and guidance of YOU, the grown-up (or perhaps even a teenage sibling), is what will make the experience truly meaningful for your child.
If you have babies at home, they are at their most receptive stages for both music and language! Remember that your voice is the most beautiful and important sound in their lives. Enjoy the recordings and challenge yourself to learn a new tune or two to sing to your child. We will guide you throughout the session with specific ideas on how to interact with your infant to pre-walker to make the most of this beautiful time.
The additional printable activities released with the playdates are great for preschool-aged kids with some help, or K-1 kids with a little more independence.
We are also excited to bring you short video Spanish lessons for anyone over 4 or 5 years old interested in learning Spanish formally. (Remember younger children acquire language in context so they do not need formal teaching. That is what our sing-alongs and live classes are for!) The language in the lessons will come from the songs in the collection. This will allow you, the parent, to enjoy the program more fully along with your child.
On behalf of the entire CyBC Family, we thank you for bringing us into your homes this session. Now, let’s sing and dance! - Ahora, ¡a cantar y a bailar!