“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” Victor Hugo
Researchers have established that music and movement programs positively stimulate and affect the development of a child from birth through the primary school years. Through music, children will enhance cognitive skills including counting and memorization. Creativity through music will be incorporated with enchantment into the inspired music class at the Rollins Child Development Center. Children will have the opportunity to become proud performers able to contribute, to belong in a group, to explore and to create and communicate in joyful meaningful ways. Music class is known to encourage responsiveness to sound that can lead to expressive communication while enhancing creativity.
Infants at the Rollins Child Development Center will be encouraged to respond to many types of classical music and other musical styles. Research shows that exposure to a variety of musical experiences help the infant brain develop an increased level of neural synapses. Children are biologically primed from birth to delight in the human voice. Most infants respond so strongly to the human voice and singing can be a naturally powerful way for adults and babies to communicate. Interacting with infants by assisting them to clap, bouncing them in “time” to the music, holding them while dancing, and encouraging them to shake rattles while music is playing is known to excite most infants and support language learning. Songs that include a child’s name along with rhyming words to enrich and stimulate language awareness will be offered to compliment an infant’s development.
Toddlers at the Rollins child Development Center build neural brain connections that can help them in many areas of school, including reading and math by simply listening to music. Continued brain development is known to accelerate when a toddler actively participates in musical activities. At the Rollins Child Development Center our music and movement experience for toddlers will support them with routines and educational concepts while providing a positive social environment. From the “Toddler Train” to “Follow the Leader”, toddlers will develop a love for music and sound that many times contributes to their language and math development. Coordination and range of motion opportunities support muscular development and future growth. Adding drums, xylophones, pianos, and strings to the class can bring in a dimension where social and creative development flourish.
Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten children typically join in singing and will carry out movements and actions that are self-directed. These activities are known to encourage decision making, a higher thinking skill. The brain considerate Music Classes at the Rollins Child Development Center include finger plays, action songs, and circle games. Preschool children may express their creativity as they play instruments, wave streamers, and invent their own phrases to songs. Stories many times, come alive as children add instrumental interpretation to favorite classics. Basic music theory to include quarter, half, and whole notes along with a basic introduction to the base and treble clef is developed to excite and educate a preschool child as they “compose” their own music. Listening to instrumental music in various styles from composers that extend from Bach to Mancini to Lennon fulfills part of this valuable class. Continuing focus on range of motion, muscular development along with gross and fine motor development compliment this well rounded experience. Language, math, social awareness, and creativity will be highlighted through the many musical offerings presented to the preschool children. Group and social interaction will complete a well rounded opportunity for children to extend beyond the basic routines in the classroom.
Plaese call the center for updated information:
The Center Will Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
676 Henderson Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
Fax: (678) 719-4003