Please note that we run one 'Family Sprouts' class through the summer months for ages 0-7! Our regular programming will return in August.
If you're interested in trying a Sprouts class, we will be holding a launch party on July 30th and YOU'RE INVITED! Look out for more info or contact Jeannie@TheGeorgeCenter.com!
Fridays at 10am
18 Months to 3 Years
Sprouts encourages toddlers to be creative, to initiate their own ideas and to respond in their own ways, while the parents’ active participation gives the toddlers the security they need. Children uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self- control, and communications skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills, while creative movement to various musical “moods” develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness. Listening and turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills. Sprouts is a unique opportunity for parent and child to interact and learn together in an unhurried and joyful manner.
What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class:
- Instrument exploration and ensemble skill development — Children will explore the physical characteristics and sounds of age-appropriate instruments which will eventually lead them to discover their potential for beat, rhythm, melody, and ensemble playing.
Vocal play — Through vocal play, toddlers learn to form vowels and consonants, say words and phrases, and imitate rhythm and vocal inflection. Vocal play is presented within the context of songs, chants, and activities done in class.
Exploration Time — Children will love discovering specially designed instruments, textures, sounds, and movements.
Story time and early literacy — Listening to stories enhances language and speech development and fosters awareness of sounds, teaches use of language, and sends the message that words and symbols have meaning. The same experiences that help toddlers learn to read a book also help them learn to read music.
Movement Activities — Each class provides various opportunities for movement such as synchronized movement, group dances and circle games, and even expressive movement.
Together Time — A Bloom in Music class is the essence of quality time, allowing parents to make the most of the fleeting toddler years, giving them the time and the tools to make music and memories together in class and at home.
Expert advice — A Bloom in Music Educator is not only a musician, but a licensed and board certified music therapist. This means that each of our instructors is a specialist in child development. Educators explain how the musically based activities enhance a toddler’s complete development.