At the age at which most children learn to speak, Mozart had already composed four symphonies, restored 11 classic cars, and built a robot to play against in squash. Catch up to Mozart’s accomplishments with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a 45-minute musical playdate for kids ages 1–7 and their parents at Kindermusik Discovery (a $20 value). This Groupon is valid at the locations on Forks Market Road, Roblin Boulevard and Saint Vital Road. Each musical playdate includes:
- 45-minute playdate class
- Gift card for 10 song downloads
- Take-home book based on the theme of the day’s class
Infants under the age of one can accompany parents and an older sibling to the class free of charge. Groupon holders can call or email Kindermusik Discovery for playdate times and dates.
Dedicated to fostering early childhood development, Kindermusik Discovery’s cadre of expertly trained, certified teachers guides fledgling musicians and their parents through interactive engagements designed to promote learning through play and exploration with musical instruments and stories. Each 45-minute jam session focuses on a different theme and is capped at 10 participants to ensure individualized attention and even numbers for mid-class three-legged races. Tiny Beethovens can spend time singing and dancing with their progenitors as they subconsciously hone language development, social interaction skills, and the symbolic thinking prowess required to understand what parents’ anchor tattoos really represent.
Upon the class’s conclusion, participants can scoop up a take-home picture- or song-book based on the day’s theme to bolster playdate-culled knowledge. As an added bonus, a gift card for 10 song downloads from the Kindermusik digital music website treats little cochleae to a sonic buffet of varied musical styles including jazz, classical, and big-band Gregorian chanting.
The teachers at Kindermusik Discovery know that children’s minds are fertile ground for learning. That’s why they use singing, dancing, and instrument exploration to sow the seeds of language development, social skills, and coordination. Rooted in the belief that all children are naturally musical, their program’s research-based philosophy operates on a curriculum whose methods allow children to move at their own pace as they grow from infancy to age 7. Throughout the whole program the educators emphasize having fun. The encouraging atmosphere helps pupils develop a love of music from an early age while also enhancing literacy skills, social and emotional development, math skills, and pattern recognition. Acknowledging that most learning takes place at home, the program also equips students with materials such as books and CDs for taking back to the sandcastles they live in.