ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) is an 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.  

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SDYS Childhood Introduction to Music Education with Smiles!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. ChIMES 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.

Classes

ChIMES: open to all families with children 0-5 years old. Singing, movement, dancing, and a variety of percussion instruments to engage, stimulate, model, and replicate.

ChIMES July/August Session

FRIDAYS
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego History Center, 2nd Floor Classroom
Dates: Friday July 26 – Friday August 23
Times: 
9:45 am (recommended for ages 0-24 months) & 10:45 am (recommended for ages 2+)

SATURDAYS
Location: Balboa Park, Casa del Prado Building Room 205
Dates: Saturday July 27 – Saturday August 24
Times: 9:45 am (recommended for ages 0-24 months) & 10:45 am (recommended for ages 2+)

Cost:  $80 per child/caregiver pair. $120 for 2 children/family. No additional cost for extra adult family members. $60 SDYS Families (Opus & Conservatory) and Balboa Park Employees

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN EARLY JULY – PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!

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