FALL 2020 Registration TBA!
Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate these uncharted waters of Covid-19!
We recently wrapped up our Spring Semester of Music Together Online, and overall, we feel it was a success! Children were able to enjoy singing, dancing and musical play with their families at home, in much the same way as they do in our classes. We had a few challenges, and there are some things we will do differently if we find we need to return to an online delivery this fall, but we were so happy to be able to provide the program that families have come to love and trust, and bring some familiarity to these strange times.
We know you've been waiting for information about our Fall classes. Here is what we can tell you. We ARE planning to offer classes this fall. At this time, however, we are unsure whether classes will be in-person, online or a combination of the two. There are many factors that we are considering, from the availability of rental space and the cost, to the curiosity of toddlers and how that will work in a small, physically-distanced classroom. We've decided to take a step back for a few weeks to consider our options, so that we can make a well-informed and logical decision, ensuring that Codabugs will stay strong throughout the pandemic.
In whatever form our classes appear this fall, our ten-week semester will begin in late September, with one of our favourite collections...Bongos! We plan to have class details ready and registration open on August 1st, so please stay tuned by subscribing below, or by following our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/223614288470208/. Thank you, once again, for your patience as we find the best way to move forward towards Fall! We hope to see you and your little ones in a class, whether in person or virtually! In the meantime, here's some general information about how our online classes might look:
WAIT...MORE SCREEN TIME?
We know screen time isn't generally recommended for this age group, but here's the difference: YOU! When children stare at a screen and passively receive information, they don't absorb it in the same way nor do they learn in the same way as when they have the active participation of a parent or close caregiver. SO, just like in our classes, YOU are still the most important part. Your teacher will be on the screen, they might see their classmates on the screen (depending on which platforms we're using), but it is truly the interaction of the parent/caregiver with the child that is going to continue their music development! In fact, you might even choose to keep the screen visible only to you as you and your child play with the music (this is what we'll suggest for a Babies Only class). We will also give you lots of fun activities and ideas to do at home while we're all looking for WHAT to do!
Please let me encourage you to think of this offering as a way to connect with your child, your teacher and with others. We need each other during this time. We need music. We need something on the schedule! And even though we can’t be together in person, we can still be silly, interactive and playful “together” online
The new edition of the Maracas family songbook series is debuting this winter! Each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim and children's book illustrator Gerald Kelley. The new book will inspire your family to play with music all week long. You'll find it helpful to learn the lyrics, as a jumping-off point for creative storytelling, and to learn more about the songs you're singing in class. Your child may enjoy snuggling with you and singing through the whole book at once—or opening to a page to tell you what song they want to sing!
About the Illustrators
Read more about Jaime Kim on her website: https://www.jaimekim.com
See more of Gerald Kelley's work on his website: https://www.geraldkelley.com
If you have wondered what a Music Together class is all about, Contact us anytime to ask about a no-obligation preview class! Once you see how much you and your child enjoy what we do, and realize the benefits of our quality early childhood music program, you'll want to get on board! If you would like to receive notification of our events and future semester planning, please subscribe below or follow us on Facebook, and you won't miss a thing! In the meantime, look for our FREE "Hello Everybody" app, available now from the App Store and Google Play, and start listening to a few Music Together favourites!
Music makes a wonderful gift!
Do you know a family that might be interested in Codabugs Music Together? Are you looking for activities for your children to do with their Grandparents? We have custom Gift Certificates available...you choose the amount! Perfect for holidays, birthdays, new baby, anytime! Contact us for more information or to order!
Bringing Harmony Home®