Sprouting Melodies® is a music therapy based early childhood program designed and led by Board Certified Music Therapists to create child-centred musical experiences for the whole family in each and every music class. Sprouting Melodies integrates all that we, as music therapists, know about young children, development and musical responses. Sprouting Melodies provides consistent music experiences through which the child’s overall development is supported and strengthened. Parents are given specific tools and music strategies to support their child’s growth at home.
12:05-:12:50: Sprouting Melodies 2™ (6-18 months) (6-18 months)
For babies and young toddlers, music is all about exploring! Exploring the sounds, the touch, the feel, and yes, even the taste of everything around them! The active music making and music listening in Sprouting Melodies 2 is designed to support children 6-18 months old as they build trust and increase their understanding of the world around them.
1:05-1:50: Sprouting Melodies 1™ (0-9 months)
Even at the earliest stages of development, we know that infants are stimulated and comforted by music. Babies 0-9 months old participating in Sprouting Melodies 1 with their parent or caregiver will be joining in simple song structures that increase their awareness of themselves and others, nurture healthy bonds and develop trust with the world around them.
**In the case of babies who could go to either session, (i.e. ages 6-9 months), it is suggested that a parent or guardian contact Cheryl-Lee at East Toronto Music Therapy before registering for help in determining which class will be the best fit for the child. Learn more and register here.