Did you know that recitals are important for babies and toddlers too? Playing in recitals, or even just attending, helps infants and young children in many ways:
- Builds confidence, listening, and social skills
- Engages young children with music
- Shows that it’s okay to feel nervous
- Demonstrates that people’s efforts and hard work are appreciated
- Fosters friendships and builds community
Image: Stanley Zimmy https://flic.kr/p/hkDLhK
With October we are feeling autumnal in Little Notes, which inspired this xylophone song, to the tune of “Rain, Rain, Go Away:”
Falling leaves, falling leaves,
Red and yellow, orange and green
For Eugene families interested in our Little Notes 0-3 baby music class, beginning with Fall Term 2015 we have added a fourth class! Here is our Fall Little Notes schedule, and you can register anytime:
- Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m. (waiting list only)
- Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Thursdays, 10:15–11:15 a.m.
- Saturdays, 10:15–11:15 a.m.
Enrollment for Little Notes is open on a rolling basis. Register now for your spot »
Even though your infant may not be able to share or express to us what they learn and think, they are learning and thinking so much! As a teacher and a parent, I see this every week with my own son in Little Notes class. Other families tell me too that they are much more aware than ever of how much their own infants and toddlers are learning and processing.
Research backs this up more and more too. In this TED Talk video, psychologist Alison Gopnik describes babies and young children as being like “the R&D division of the human species.” Her research explores the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play.
What is your baby thinking?