Your child’s natural love for music will be fostered with this active class.
Discover the ways in which rhythm, melody, body awareness, and motor development can be fostered for your toddler.
The child’s natural love for music will be fostered in this very fun and active class. These naturally musical beings will experience bonding time with their caregiver as they are exposed to activities that will assist with understanding rhythm, melody, body awareness, language, self-expression, and motor development.
Session Duration: 5 weeks
Classes per Week: 1
Class Duration: 1 hour per class
Class Size: Up to 12 families per class
This class is designed for children aged 0-15 months.
Materials Needed for Class
This is a Parent and Baby class. Parents/caregivers are to bring their infant to the class. They will also need their diaper bag with what they typically pack. We will be active so wear comfortable clothing.
Materials Provided During the Class
Instructor will supply all the music instruments for this class.
All classes are baby-parent friendly. Toddlers will do what they need to do: eat, fuss, move, etc. Not only is this okay, it is expected! While attending to your child’s needs during the class, ease into it and try to stay in tune with the group the best you can. At any moment, you're sure to pick up valuable information. When you feel ready, rejoin the group. This process is anticipated for the first few classes when everything is new to the little ones, so don't worry. They will soon settle in and are sure to enjoy every moment!
Meet Your Guide
Toko has over ten years' experience guiding Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Toddler Communities. In addition to her in classroom experience, she has been accepted into the 2019 AMI Teacher Trainer Program for Assistance to Infancy, a five year program for training future AMI Teachers. For the last three years she has been a featured guest lecturer at area colleges and universities presenting on Montessori education and its pedagogical approach to childhood. Toko has offered numerous parenting workshops throughout New England and is an expert in child development for birth-three. She provides free parenting programs throughout Greater Hartford in underserved communities. Toko holds a BA in English Literature and a BA in Music Theory/Composition. Her Association Montessori International diploma in Assistants to Infancy (0-3) is from The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, she is a certified Instructor of Infant Massage through the International Association of Infant Massage. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and sharing the joy of music with her two little ones. She is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her husband, family and children (who attend MSGH).