Babies Class

Marina Kuchar
Whole Life Center for Health, Drums (location map)
Friday, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
09/15/17 - 11/17/17 (10 weeks)

The adult-infant interactions in this particular class are grounded in the understanding of the developmental benefits of visual, auditory, and tactile connections. At birth, there is an overproduction of brain neurons and synapses and early exposure to music and movement stimulates the whole brain activity. In our carefully designed and planned lessons, a caregiver and an infant engage in dynamic music-making creating a sensory input that supports language production areas (Broca and Wernicke) and triggers the thalamus-to-cortex connections that processes information. To say it simple, when loved ones interact with infants to music that is rich and varied in tonality and meter helps your child grow maturity for the next stage development. Moreover, these positive, sensitive, responsive, and loving interactions lead to healthy attachment relationships and special bonding that is so important during the first stage of development Trust vs. Mistrust.

Parents with infants registered for Babies Class, are offered a one-semester introduction to Music Together, after which babies will attend Mixed Age classes. The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.