Civic groups and TFAC make Kindermusik togetherPublished 6:32pm Monday, February 18, 2013
Belin is currently teaching the Kindermusik ABC Music and Me curriculum to children in Sunny View and Polk Central Elementary schools, Tryon Elementary School and Forbes Pre-school. Each weekly session gives children not only the opportunity to listen actively to music, but also includes focused listening activities using music, non-musical sounds and language. Classroom routines help teachers focus children’s attention on listening to directions. Read-aloud stories and songs give children opportunities to practice listening and build vocabulary and phonological skills along with musical knowledge. Kits including CDs, stories and activities are provided to classroom teachers to reinforce the learning through the week.
Weekly classes geared specifically for families continue at Tryon Fine Arts Center with assistance of the Rotary grant. The curriculum, called “Family Time,” provides the same educational elements as the school program, but in addition parents are given ideas for creativity, parenting support and insights into their child’s development. Each week parents share in the singing, listening, creative movement and instrument play along with their children. A major component of the weekly class is the home kit, which each family receives upon registering. The kits are extremely important for continuing the learning at home and contain high quality instruments, books, games, activities and CD’s with stories and music learned in class.