Baby and Me Music is a new SDYS program that highlights one of the most integral phases of child growth and development: the period of growth that takes place from birth to age 5.
By the time a baby turns one year old, their brain will have grown to 70% of its adult size. By age three, the brain reaches 85% of its total growth. Creating music, and the human interaction that accompanies music making, involves multi-sensory activities that grow and foster strong brain growth and healthy interaction between young children and their caregivers.
Studies show that children who are exposed to music have better mental and physical health, literacy skills, numeracy skills, success in school, and improved relationships. Baby and Me Music classes are designed to enhance and further child development while building healthy attachment between the child and caregiver through hands-on play with instruments, singing, percussion, and more.
Get ready to sing and dance to familiar and new songs. Percussion instruments and interactive activities happen throughout the 45-minute class that is structured for your family to keep enjoying together at home. Guest student and staff musicians from the San Diego Youth Symphony visit to share their instruments too.
April 2017 Program
6-week Session: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26
Class Times Offered: 9:30am, 10:30am, & 11:30am, 45 minutes each
Location: Casa del Prado Building room 204, Balboa Park
Cost: $65 per child/caregiver pair. $100 for 2 children/family. $55 for SDYS Conservatory and Community Opus Project families. $50 for Balboa Park employees. No additional cost for extra adult family members.