An early childhood music education program nurtures a child's social and musical development while enhancing the bond between parent and child. Classes incorporate movement, singing, listening activities, and playing percussion instruments. Children attend classes with their parents while they sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and engage in chants and nursery rhymes that delight their senses and help them develop social and listening skills. All of these activities enrich the child's musical, motor, and aural development while they increase the bond between adult and child.

We are offering a Family Music for Babies class for babies 0-18 months old in spring 2018. Please contact Lesley McAllister with questions. The class time will be Tuesdays from 2-2:30 p.m. starting January 9. To register in the class, please complete and submit the registration form with a check for $37.50 made out to Baylor University to pay for materials and hold your child's spot in the program.

Information on Family Music for Babies classes: Designed for parents and their babies to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your baby. Each class features bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, and other fun activities for the two of you. When you go home, you can continue the fun with a superb CD recorded by a fine children’s choir and outstanding instrumentalists. Using your parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, a Musikgarten rattle, and colorful scarf will give you both hours of enjoyment. Musikgarten's musical play for babies: Increases your baby’s curiosity about music Develops listening skills and a sense of beat Establishes a foundation for singing and musical thought Helps you form a closer bond with your baby Gives you and your baby a chance to interact with other parents and babies

Classes meet in room 2 of Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Musikgarten Website: MUSIKGARTEN.ORG