Another Music Together® class has been added on Saturday morning in Lake Bluff at 11:30. (The 10:30 class is full!) So if you are hemming and hawing about signing up for a weekend class, you have another option, 11:30 in Lake Bluff. There are still a few spots left in Sunday morning in Libertyville.
Starting September 25!
This fall, families will come together to sing, play, laugh and learn with the Music Together Bongos Song Collection. The songs include lots of upbeat, active songs like "See How I'm Jumping," our take on the timeless nursery rhyme "Hey, Diddle Diddle," and beautiful melodies such as the Japanese song "Hotaru Koi" and "Walking through the Woods." In addition to weekly classes, tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home and online access to the songs. Join us for our fall session and enjoy music in your family's life!
The Importance of Making Music at Home...
...is highlighted out by a recent study by researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia). They found "that music participation at home improves numeracy, prosocial skills and attention." They found, further, that these improvements are "over and above the effects of shared book reading."
“Children who experienced more frequent parent-child music activity at two to three years showed stronger vocabulary and numeracy skills, more prosocial skills and stronger abilities to regulate their own attention and emotion at four to five years old.” --Professor Margaret Barrett
You can check out the research for yourself here: https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2015/09/jamming-toddlers-trumps-hitting-books
Music Together actively encourages families to make music at home. Active participation in home-based (and car-based) singing, dancing sessions, jams, and general musical mayhem is not only a lot of fun and contagious, it is--like eating your greens and exercising regularly--really good for you, and especially good for your child!