One of our favorite days of the week this past month has easily become Thursday because it’s Brooks’ new favorite music class – All Around This World!
In the past year, Brooks has been lucky enough to take part in so many fun classes. Since I stay at home with him, I always make an extra effort to be out and about as much as possible, giving him many opportunities to socialize and experience new things. I love sharing the classes that we love on the blog because I know there are so many moms out there looking for fun things to do with their littles!
A little about the class: All Around This World is music program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers that encourages kids and their families to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. In weekly sessions, our teachers take your family on a guided tour of the world. Interactive and fast-paced, All Around This World classes have your kids playing instruments, dancing, drumming and singing – and you’ll love it too! Each season, explore a particular region of the world, immersing your family in the local music and culture. All Around This World classes bring our great big world eye-to-eye with your family!
All Around this World is different from any other class we have been too – even with Brooks still being so little, the class is so focused on learning and immersing the littles in various cultures. At the beginning of the 11 week class session we were given a CD with all the music that we would be learning during class – it features music and sounds from different countries in different languages and it’s been fun to play for Brooks because he now recognizes the songs in class.
Each All Around this World session focuses on a different area of the world – for this winter session the teacher, Emily, has been highlighting different countries in the Caribbean. It’s been fun to celebrate Caribbean music in all it’s joyful, rhythmic and multi-cultural glory – plus it doesn’t hurt to channel the warm weather as it’s snowing here in Philly!
So far we have been to Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bahamas & Jamaica – each class has some different music but we do song some of the same songs over again so the kids can get used to them!
Also – before each class we get an email about what country we are focusing on this week along with highlights about the area, an overview of the country, the language, music and pictures too – this class is offered for older kids as well, which I could see being so much fun to review the email and do some learning before the class each week! Brooks is a little small for this at the moment, but I’ve enjoyed the information being sent my way!
Brooks also loves playing with all the different instruments that come out to play each class as well. He loves music so it’s been fun to watch him explore and dance along with the different tunes he is learning about in class.
And I must say, as a mom, this class has been a breath of fresh air for me too – we aren’t singing the same kids songs over and over again. It’s been nice to change things up a bit for me too!
And just to be clear, I was NOT compensated for this post. Just wanted to share the love about an awesome class we have been taking in Philadelphia! If you are in the Philly area, be sure to check it out!
What’s the best class you’ve ever been to with your baby?