What is Sing A Song NJ, Music Together?
For hundreds of thousands of families worldwide, Sing A Song NJ, Music Together is children and their grownups joyfully sharing songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play, both in music class and in their daily lives.
In addition to Sparta and the surrounding areas, Sing A Song NJ is a pioneer in Sussex County for early childhood music, movement education, and Music Together classes for children from birth through kindergarten, with parents and caregivers actively participating.
All children are sounders and movers, and their natural aptitude for music blossoms in a sufficiently rich music environment. In fact, when given a supportive music environment, children learn to sing and dance as naturally as they learn to walk and talk.
How is this possible?
Children learn differently than adults, as they learn instinctively and constantly. They teach themselves through imitation and play, immersing themselves in their environment and through every interaction with adults and older children. The family-like setting of Music Together's mixed-age music classes enables siblings to attend together, creating an ideal learning environment where infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can freely participate at their own levels.
Music Together Classes In Sussex County
•Fully trained, registered Music Together® teachers lead groups of six to twelve children and their parents or caregivers (nannies, babysitters, grandparents, or relatives) in forty-five minutes of music and movement experiences.
•Each weekly class offers a dozen songs and rhythmic rhymes; including finger plays, small and large movement activities and instrument play.
•Children and their adults have opportunities to create and improvise making up new words to songs, offering movement ideas, making silly sounds, and sharing musical ideas from the family's play at home.
•The relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented classroom setting respects and supports the unique learning styles, developmental levels, and temperaments of all participants, creating a strong sense of community.
•Sussex County NJ Families receive two new professionally recorded CDs each semester—one for home and one for on the go—along with an illustrated songbook filled with music-making ideas for spontaneous music play beyond the weekly classes, a quarterly e-newsletter and an access code to download or stream the music and enjoy the Family Music Zone, where you can find videos, coloring sheets and more!.
Music Learning Supports All Learning®
Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun. It is easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Our music for kids classes has a research-based curriculum that not only develops music skills but nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Because these benefits build over time, kids enjoy the fullest growth in each of these areas when they participate as consistently as possible up through kindergarten.
Your Role Is Essential
Young children learn through play, experimentation, watching and listening to the grownups they love. Setting an example as an enthusiastic participant in our Music Together® Class activities is the best thing any parent or caregiver can do to help set a child on the road to a lifelong love of music.
Parents do not need to have music skills. They just need a desire to play and have fun with their children! Our teachers are specially trained to create a safe atmosphere so you can happily join in, experiment, even get silly and feel closer to your child while doing so.