Classes - Village

A place for you and your baby where all the little miracles are captured, magnified and celebrated through music, movement, touch and sounds.

A place where someone helped you peek inside your baby’s miraculous little body and brain.

A place where you can take home with you treasures from the day and inspiring ideas to add this joy into your daily routine.

A weekly class for newborns through 1 ½ years accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

The Kindermusik Village class provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, baby's growth and development are stimulated and all senses engaged. The multiple level activities introduced in Village are appropriate for the various stages of development encompassed in this age group (lap babies, crawlers and walkers).

You will be surprised by how much you can learn while having so much fun. Throughout the class you will learn how activities contribute to your baby's development.

Please enjoy the video below to learn more about 'Village'.


Kindermusik has incorporated the most recent research of early childhood development specialists in the creation of Kindermusik Village. Read what the experts are saying about your baby's development and how Kindermusik Village meets these needs.

Baby's Brain

"Each experience a child has in the early years and how often he has it influences the way his brain will function for years to come. Chemical and anatomical changes occur as a result of Baby's exposure to something over and over and over, helping Baby retain what he has learnt and build on it in the future.” Variety and repetition are key elements of the Village learning environment.

(Taken from “Baby and the Brain: What's All the Fuss About?” Friends of the Family, Inc. © 1997)

Baby's Musical Nature

"From the first days of life, babies are interested in sounds and may even match pitch or “sing” to a simple song. Regardless of babies' active musical responses, there is evidence that the musical stimulation they receive from birth to 18 months influences their later development. Parents who think their voices aren't “good enough” may be reluctant to sing with their children. But to a baby what matters most is that the parent wants to make music with him or her.” Village provides a playful, relaxed atmosphere in which parents can explore expressive vocal play activities, listen to and follow Baby's cues in an intentional way, and learn songs and activities for music-making at home.

(Dr Gwendolyn McGraw, Early Childhood Music Specialist)

Language Development

"Playing with objects encourages a baby to make sounds and words and helps her anticipate outcomes which are central to conversational development and language acquisition. Varying pitches between high and low, as well as changing volume and rate in songs and activities in Kindermusik classes aids Baby's ability to learn the variety of sounds used in human interaction/language." Developmentally appropriate and baby-safe objects and instruments are provided in Village for both free exploration and guided activities. Baby's Colourful Village book explores visual and language concepts for in-class and at-home learning.

(Dan DeJoy, Ph.D., Speech and Language Pathologist)

Listening, Attention and Inhibitory Control

"Repeated exposure to musical activities develops important cognitive and behavioural skills. Some musical activities can help develop inhibitory control - the ability to control or stop one's movements. Others help Baby learn the active skills of listening and focusing attention – key elements for learning." Village activities that include stop and start movements in direct connection with spoken or musical cues allow Baby to experience, anticipate and eventually control movements.

(Ed Dougherty, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist)

Moving and Bonding

"Repetition of movements is important for brain and motor development. The bonding that takes place as Parent and Baby move together actually facilitates the growth of myelin, a chemical essential to the “wiring” of the brain. Movement requiring both horizontal and vertical tracking of the eye facilitates language development for reading readiness." There are many movement and touch activities in Village – from simply holding Baby in a new position, to intentional touch warm-ups, to exercises, to interactive dances.

(Anne Green Gilbert, Movement Specialist, Author, Creative Dance for All Ages, and Director, Creative Dance Center)

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