Kindermusik Philosophy

1. Child centred

The Kindermusik classroom environment celebrates the individuality of each child. The Kindermusik experience invites the children and families to explore, learn, grow and contribute

2. Developmentally appropriate

Age appropriateness – activities are selected within the context of understanding the typical development of children within the age range.

Individual appropriateness – while child development follows the predictable course, children develop within their own unique timetable

Integrated learning through all domains – cognitive, emotional, social, physical

3. Concerned with the whole child

The primary goal is total growth for the developing child. Kindermusik educators are constantly aware of how the experiences of music and movement foster growth in other areas (social, physical, cognitive, emotional)

4. Process not performance-oriented

Rather than being concerned with an outcome, product or performance, a process approach places more value on the experience itself. Every child can enjoy and gain benefit form appropriate musical experiences. It is not necessary that the result be perfect, but merely that it be .

5. Fun for the child and for families

Young children respond when something is fun and enjoyable. The Kindermusik experience offers families the time and materials for sharing and bonding and respects the need of the parent to be a vital part of their child's learning experience.

6. Inclusive of the parents

Parents are the most important people in a young child's life. Children learn the most from their parents and are most comfortable with their parents. The Kindermusik educator reaches and teaches parents who will then support and continue the musical experiences of their children in the home.

7. Use of quality audio and visual learning materials in class and at home

At Home Materials are an integral part of the Kindermusik program. They allow the class experience to continue in the child's most comfortable environment – at home with parents. It is the early and repeated exposure both in the class and primarily at home that sets the stage for learning and enjoyment.

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