WINTER 2020 Registration OPENING SOON!
We have nearly completed our Fall Semester, and with continued uncertainty regarding children's classes and group singing, and with Covid numbers rising in Alberta, I've decided to stay exclusively online for this Winter Semester. This past spring and fall, children have been able to enjoy singing, dancing and musical play safely with their families at home, in much the same way as they have always done in our in-person classes. We are, once again, slightly shifting our online delivery following the feedback we've received from registered families, and continue to be so grateful for the support shown by our Codabugs community throughout the challenges of this pandemic. We are so happy to be able to provide the program that families have come to love and trust, and bring some familiarity to these strange times. Music education begins at birth, and although a pandemic might alter how we provide those playful musical experiences, the most important thing is that we continue to provide them! A special thank you to the families who chose to give it a try, and have recognized the value of early childhood music, even online. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue this work that I love!
Online Classes - January 18 - March 27 (10 weeks)
Our online offering this Winter for Mixed Ages will include TWO weekly Facebook Live (morning) classes, each 20-25 minutes long.
New This Winter:
In addition to your Facebook Live classes, each week will also include a BONUS activity via Zoom. It could be a book/lullaby, craft activity, family dance party, kitchen musical jam, etc. It will be scheduled on a particular day, but the time may vary according to the activity.
To further enrich your family's experience, we will upload supplementary content to the private FB group, which may include single song activities, singalong storybooks, musical crafts, lullabies. Parent Education "shorts" will help you to understand how the class activities are helping your children to build a strong musical foundation, and how you can reinforce the learning during your day.
FB Live classes will be recorded and will remain available "on demand" within our private Bongos group, so families can choose to join the live class, and/or can view it at a later time, even watch it multiple times! Repetition is great for children and truly helps them to learn music fundamentals, and as they become more familiar with the music, and with your direct participation, you will likely find they engage better in the class...yes, even online.
- Details are still being worked out...final schedule will be in place soon, with registration opening on December 1st!
Wait...More Screen Time?
We know screen time isn't generally recommended for this age group, but here's the difference: YOU! When children stare at a screen and passively receive information, they don't absorb it in the same way nor do they learn in the same way as when they have the active participation of a parent or close caregiver. SO, just like in our in-person classes, YOU are still the most important part. Your teacher will be on the screen, children might see their classmates on the screen (depending on which platforms we're using), but it is truly the interaction of the parent/caregiver with the child that is going to continue their music development and help them to engage with the activities! In fact, you might even choose to keep the screen visible only to you as you and your child play with the music. We will also give you lots of fun activities and ideas to do at home while we're all looking for WHAT to do!
Please let me encourage you to think of this offering as a way to connect with your child, your teacher and with others. We need each other during this time. We need music. We need something on the schedule! We can still be silly, interactive and playful “together” online while your child internalizes basic music fundamentals through the award-winning Music Together program! We hope to see you and your little one(s) in a virtual class this winter!
If you have wondered what a Music Together class is all about, Contact us anytime to ask about a no-obligation preview class! Once you see how much you and your child enjoy what we do, and realize the benefits of our quality early childhood music program, you'll want to get on board! If you would like to receive notification of our events and future semester planning, please subscribe below or follow us on Facebook, and you won't miss a thing! In the meantime, look for our FREE "Hello Everybody" app, available now from the App Store and Google Play, and start listening to a few Music Together favourites!
Music makes a wonderful gift!
Do you know a family that might be interested in Codabugs Music Together? Are you looking for activities for your children to do with their Grandparents? We have custom Gift Certificates available...you choose the amount! Perfect for holidays, birthdays, new baby, anytime! Contact us for more information or to order!
Bringing Harmony Home®