Ever Stop to Wonder How Important the Steady Beat is to your Baby?
Kindermusik is Therapeutic and Good for the Soul.
If you’ve ever come to a Kindermusik class, you’ll notice that we will have a steady beat activity every week, in every age group. It might involve shakers, streamers, or drums. Or singing, chanting or lap bouncing. Or maybe moving our bodies or dancing. Or even stomping, gliding or tiptoeing.
A baby hears a constant steady beat (mom’s heartbeat!) by 22 weeks after conception. And every infant is born with the ability to keep a steady beat – his own internal beat. Sometimes in a Village class, a piece of music will match a baby’s own beat, and you’ll see him or her banging away in perfect rhythm!
Summer at Baumhaus!
Do you know that our accompanied classes aren’t just for your infants and toddlers? They are designed for the adults’ benefit too. We often delight in our children’s joy during class. Or we sometimes glance down at our phones and remember that stressful work email we received awhile ago. We even start talking to the person next to us during circle time about our challenges and difficulties as a parent or caregiver.
Fun and Meaningful Activities for Babies, 6-12 months!
We are so excited to share these Summer Events with you and your whole family!
This May, We Celebrate You and Your Baby!
Your baby may be halfway (or more!) through her first year of life, but she'll experience many more physical, mental, and social and emotional changes before that first birthday actually arrives. Not only is she more interested in the world around her, she'll soon be crawling, cruising, or walking around in it. There's no stopping her progress into toddlerhood, and with a little TLC, you can help her reach the next stage.
Everything You Needed To Know About A Kindermusik Class
May is Baby Month at Baumhaus! We are so excited to bring to you our tailor-made classes and activities for you and your baby!
Welcome to Baumhaus
What’s it like taking a Kindermusik class? Curious? Haven’t taken the step to a attend a free class in your area? Well, Theresa Case, a Maestro Kindermusik Educator and regular blogger for Minds on Music, answers just about every question you might have!
From Healthy Matters: Making This Holiday Season Meaningful, Not Material: Interview With Parenting Expert Marie Marchand
Maybe you're new to Hong Kong and want a place that both you and your baby can enjoy yourselves.
Maybe you've been here your whole life and are looking for the best ways to support your child's development.
Maybe you've heard about us already, but haven't visited with your 2-year-old, yet.
Maybe you just want your toddler to be happy.
This is why Baumhaus exists.
Baumhaus Talk Series: Teacher Violet Talks About How Special it is to Teach Big Kids
The holidays can be a stressful time for parents. Between fitting in holidays catch ups, booking flights to visit overseas family and decorating the house, there is a lot to think about during the holiday season.
This Month, It's All About You and Your Baby!
Teaching Laugh and Learn, now called Level 3 has been one of my milestones and accomplishments as a new Kindermusik Educator. I enjoy this curriculum because the children in this curriculum show evident independence.
Baumhaus Talk Series: Teacher Miro On Two Year Olds, Helping Them Empathize and Adding Sense of Humor in the Classroom
Baumhaus has and always has had a special spot for babies. As early as weeks old, we have babies coming to our classes and our Playroom and we take pride on seeing them grow, helping them develop through music and movement, and nurturing them together with their families, as our own.
This month, Baumhaus Harbour City celebrates BABY MONTH—wherein we will be offering unique and exciting activities for you and your baby, a whole month long!
Baumhaus Talk Series: Teacher Vanessa on the Challenges of Teaching One Year Olds
While I enjoy teaching all Levels of the Kindermusik curriculum, Level 2 holds a special place in my heart. I started out my Kindermusik career teaching this Level first. The children at this Level have such a sense of wonder and joy as they discover the world around them. From striking the glockenspiel to howling at a drum in class, everything can be an adventure. I feel so privileged to be a facilitator to this wonderful world around them!
Baumhaus Talk Series: Teacher Bea and Teaching Babies
One of the most challenging classes to teach is the classes for 1 year olds. Level 1 provide toddlers with a stimulating setting to explore their new movements and language skills with a sense of security, comfort and confidence. That being said, the one year olds are always moving, wanting to explore their bodies and surroundings, and they are also in a locomotor stage.
What do new mothers do all day?
The first Kindermusik class I ever taught, was Cuddle and Bounce. Now called Foundations, this class is for babies, from 0-12 months. I remember how nervous I was when I entered the classroom. There were 4 babies, ready to learn, and here I was, fresh from my Kindermusik training, and unsure of myself as a Kindermusik Educator.
Playing with Music at Home
A new mother looked at me recently during a conversation we were having about sleep deprivation during the beginning of baby’s life.
Young children love to sing, make music, and move to the beat. They feel competent when they learn a new song, powerful when they pound a drum or shake a tambourine, and proud when they invent a new dance. As children explore and enjoy music, they can develop skills in math, literacy, and social studies. Teachers relate music to diverse subjects and your family can continue this learning at home.