One of the many benefits of singing and playing music together with your child(ren) is that it’s a perfect way to teach them about cause and effect.
Without you having to explain a word, through singing and playing, they will learn that shaking the maraca at a fast pace will produce a different sound than moving it more slowly; and, that hitting the drum harder will make a louder sound than if they hit it softly.
You can also ask them to make loud music or soft music, or to play slow or fast, etc. Questions like these help them make the connection between the concepts they are learning and the words attached to them.
Large movement songs are some of the best activities you can do for your child’s gross motor skills development. Through these songs, little ones work on their concentration and cognitive skills; also, on balance, coordination, and spatial awareness, while strengthening big muscle groups of their legs, arms, chest and core.
Apart from our free dance, some of the large movement activities we do in class are: lap songs like “Row Your Boat” and “Wheels On The Bus;” rhyme songs like “Jack Be Nimble” and “Shoo fly,” which allow for full movement of arms; and, of course, our choreographed dance songs like “This-A-Way, That-A-Way” and “Superduper Supersaurus,” which also work on their listening skills and ability to follow instructions.
Any action song or activity where kids can jump, bounce, skip, hop, etc, is great for their gross motor movement too. Gross motor play is such a vital part of a young child’s development and truly something that needs to be part of every kiddo’s day. And, in these times of staying at home, these are an awesome way to get those wiggles and jiggles that your kiddos need out, when the circumstances have you trapped inside.
In class, we often remind everyone that “repetition is key.” We repeat the same song a few times in a row, and the same song set a couple of weeks in a row, before moving on to new songs. This is key for learning, as it is through repetition that we see progress and, gain mastery of new skills and concepts, all of which help children build a strong sense of self-confidence.
Also, repeating actions (in our case, songs) encourages the learning of cause and effect, consequences, and helps little ones remember and build their memory.
In addition, repetition also helps a child predict what’s coming and understand -and keep- routines, which provides them with comfort and a sense of safety. And, it provides children with the necessary tools for self-control and, to cope with transitions and adjustments later on.
OUR ONLINE SPRING SESSION #2 IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Classes start on May 25th!
It’s time for the second 4-week session of our Bugtacular Spring 2020.
You can jump in now, and choose to join us for a month or for the rest of the session! Both our Bugtacular (twice a week) and Basic Bug (once a week) enrollment options are open to all.
Join one of our upcoming FREE Online Demo Classes, and experience first hand what our virtual classes are all about. You and your child(ren) will sing, dance, play, and learn from the comfort of home.
Our classes are live streamed, interactive and lots of fun! And, since our classes are online, you can invite your friends to join the same class too, from wherever they are!
Classes on 5/16, 5/18 & 5/21, at 10:30 AM (CST). All classes are in English, with a little bit of Spanish mixed in.
When screen time is interactive, it can be quite beneficial!
We understand that as a parent, screen time may be concerning but, did you know that interactive screen time helps babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn?
Ladybug Music classes are now online, allowing your child to continue singing, dancing, playing and having fun from the comfort of home. Our classes are live streamed, interactive and require adult-participation. Parents are the interactive element in joint media engagement providing a lead role for children to imitate and learn from.
Classes are in session and tuition is automatically prorated for late registration.
Do you want to join our Spring Session but the time or days offered just don’t work for your family? We can create a private class, JUST FOR YOU!
Gather 5 or more of your friends and family to join you – virtually, of course! Both enrollment options (Bugtacular and Basic Bug) are available! (Minimum of 6 families)
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Our fun online program not only nurtures your child’s basic music skills but it’s also designed for optimal early childhood development. Weaved into Ladybug Music’s multisensory curriculum are activities developed specifically for building and strengthening cognitive, motor, reasoning skills, and more.
Whether you join our exclusive Bugtacular 12 week ONLINE Spring Session, or our Basic Bug 4 week Spring Session #1, classes start Monday, April 27th!
Two ONLINE Spring Session Options to choose from! Classes start April 27th
Online classes are going great! We’re having a blast every week and we can’t get to have you join us for our Spring Session. Choose between our Bugtacular or our Basic Bug enrollment options (see above), to join us in a way that best fits your family needs. And, let’s meet -virtually- for some more musical fun, during this time of social distancing.