Robert and I recently had the opportunity to visit a Music Together class for a review through Mom’s Meet. If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you know that I’m not the type of mom who advocates paying for classes for toddlers and babies. Up until now, I’ve never seen the purpose. It seemed to me that I’d be paying for my toddler to run around, which he can do for free at the park.
After one Music Together class, this mama is singing a different tune, pun intended. Yet again, I’m sticking my foot in my mouth. I’ve said for years that I’d never “waste money” on music classes. Open mouth, insert foot. We loved it so much that I’m going to sign up for classes once Jackson drops his morning nap. I’m telling you, you’ve got to check out these classes! Don’t just take my word for it, try it out yourself for free. Visit this website to find a Music Together class in your area and experience a free class.Try a Music Together class for FREE! These classes make great Christmas presents. Click To Tweet
This is just in time for Christmas. You know how I feel about experiential gifts as opposed to tangible objects. A semester of Music Together lasts 10 weeks, and would be a perfect gift for your little one. Prices are different in each area, but to give you an idea of prices, our local Music Together class is $175 for 10 weeks and includes:
- A professionally recorded CD, plus the ability to download the semester music to your MP3, laptop, phone, etc.
- A beautifully illustrated songbook to use at home to extend your family music making!
- A special access code for the Family Music Zone, where you’ll find a wealth of resources, fun activities, and information to help you make the most of your experience with us.
- The MUSIC AND YOUR CHILD, handbook and DVD for all first time families to help explain your child’s musical development.
- A music growth chart to assist in following your child’s music and movement development.
- The ability to make-up 2 missed classes within the semester.
Let me tell you all about our experience. First off, I was a nervous wreck because the class started an hour before Robert’s nap time. I made sure to feed him lunch before we left, but I was still prepared for a rocky experience. He’s never been great about paying attention during story time or organized play dates. I guess I can’t expect too much, after all, he’s only 2!
This class was different. Robert still ran around and acted like his usual wild self. That is, until Ms. Kathryn, the teacher and director of Family Tunes, got his attention through music. All it took was her voice and rhythm to get him interested in music. Doesn’t he just look like he’s having a blast in these pictures?
I seriously feel like I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed this class. Robert has shown much more interest in music since attending the class. He even starts little parades with his instruments now. It’s so adorable.
Not only can you check out the class for free, you can enter to win this Hey, Diddle, Diddle Gift Set ($28 value). It’s a singalong storybook with a plush cow named Sweet Constance, and two black egg shakers. Tweet the giveaway and follow directions in the Rafflecopter below to win.
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But wait, there’s more (I always love writing that)! You can also download the Music Together app for FREE. It’s so cool.
You get eight (free) Music Together songs that you can listen and sing along to, whether you’re at home or on the go. You get the option to show or hide on-screen lyrics, plus you can control the volume of the vocals—or turn them off to hear an instrumental-only track and make up your own words. Use your device’s camera to make your own family music videos and share them with your friends.
I’d love to hear what you think of organized classes for babies and tots. Do you love them? Think they are a waste of money?
This post is sponsored by Mom’s Meet and May Media. The opinions are 100% my own.