Canta y Baila Conmigo® Online “Family Playground”
The CyBC online Family Playground is a new format for ALL of us. The following is some information that we hope will be helpful as you prepare to enjoy this session with us. Remember that there is NO homework, NO pressure, and certainly NO specific expectations about how you use the material. The following is meant to help you understand our intent for the content. You will decide what the Playground experience will look like for your family.
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.