Music, Movement, & Art

Music & Movement with Jeff Jam

Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! Children (0-5 years), with a caregiver, will enjoy playing a variety of percussion instruments such as shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, tambourines and jingle bells. And, as current research in child development has shown, as you and your child learn and move to popular classic children’s songs, this musical experience will benefit all areas of your child’s development!

Each class is 45 minutes and limited to 15 families. Sibling discount is available for 50% off!

 

Instructor: Jeff Jam

 

If you wish to join a series that has already begun, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net to be added for a pro-rated amount. 

 

Fall Series: 13 Sessions, September 12th – December 12th (skips November 28th)

Wiggle & Giggle with Nicole!

Babies and toddlers are natural yogis–they constantly live in the moment (not to mention their flexibility!). But what about their caregivers? So often in today’s complex world, our days are bursting with activity and we spend much of our time thinking about anything BUT the present moment. Rushing from one thing to the next, we often forget to take time to really focus on what we are experiencing. A baby or toddler yoga class gives caregivers the opportunity to spend time focusing on nothing but being with their child in the present moment, a truly wonderful bonding experience.

 

In terms of growing bodies, baby and toddler yoga both focus on developmentally supportive poses and movements. What does that mean? Children will discover and practice many of the moves we do in a yoga class on their own. By assisting them into various poses and helping with these movements, we are preparing their little bodies for future development. For instance, baby tummy postures strengthen the core muscles needed for crawling, while downward dog pose helps toddlers connect their upper and lower bodies, a necessary part of body integration.

 

Instructor: Nicole Giroux

 

 

Wiggle & Giggle Baby Yoga:
This child-centered class gives caregivers the opportunity to bond with babies on the mat from their earliest days, connecting through gentle massage and developmentally supportive movements for the babies; and mindfulness, gentle stretching, and relaxation for the adults. A wonderful community for socializing babies (and their grown-ups!). This class is for newborns to pre-crawling babies; once babies start crawling they often want to visit other babies on their mats and this means it’s time for a toddler yoga class!

For ages newborns to pre-crawlers with a loving caregiver.

 

Wiggle & Giggle Toddler Yoga:

This class for crawling babies and toddlers extends the curriculum of Baby Yoga, adding new postures and activities for our newly crawling and walking tots! Incorporating stories, music, and movement, Wiggle and Giggle is a great class for energetic toddlers to move and explore the wonderful things that their growing bodies can do!

For ages 1 to 3 with a loving caregiver.

 

Storytime Yoga:

Combining children’s love of stories with their need to move their bodies, Yoga Storytime introduces children to basic elements of mindfulness through books, yoga poses, simple breathing exercises, music, and more. From energizing tales and poses to relaxing rhythms and deep breaths, this active storytime gives everyone a chance to breathe in…and let it all go.

For ages 2 to 5 with a loving caregiver.

 

Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime with Nicole:

This energetic class is an interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Featuring books, music, and more, this class will get your little one on their feet and clapping to the beat! Join Nicole for stories, songs, and silly fun!

For walkers to age 4 with a loving caregiver.

Family Yoga with Nora

Children’s yoga classes incorporate stories, games, songs and verse while introducing little yogis to asanas (postures), breathing exercises and yoga philosophy. The instructor offers classes that are rich with imagery, encourage awareness of the natural world, and help kids cultivate mindful awareness, self-compassion, confidence, and a sense of community.

This class is intended for families with children ages 15 mos. to 48 mos.

 

Instructor: Nora Dybdal

JamBaby Music Class

A music and movement class like no other; JamBABY is infused with energetic original songs, reinvented children’s classics, jam sessions, dancing and more! Each class is led by an expert JWY! teacher who sings and plays all of the songs live. The first step in a long musical journey, JamBABY helps children (6mo – 4yrs) develop skills in the areas of social play, group participation, music appreciation and confidence.

 

Instructor: Thomas Meunier

 

Fall 2019 Series:  September 18th – November 20th

FREE Demo on Wednesday, September 11th at 9:30 am – click HERE to register

 

If you wish to join a series that has already begun, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net to be added for a pro-rated amount. 

The Art & Science of Mindfulness with Lynn

Children love this program because it supports their natural desire to move, build, create, invent, get dirty and play.
The Art & Science of Mindfulness is taught through whole body movement, interactive games, multi-modality art activities, tangible objects and tactile tools. Lynn teaches this class with help from her puppets: a wise snake, a sneaky squid, a smart clam and frenzied fish.

 

What to expect:
Increased Mindfulness, Present Moment Awareness and the ability to Create and Maintain Healthy Friendships*
*Friendships provide healthy Social and Emotional connections and are a vital part of normal growth and development. In addition to teaching the Science of Mindfulness (one’s own thoughts), this program teaches the Art of Perspective Taking (compassion towards friends thoughts). A decrease in stress, impulsively, anxiety, worry, fear, perfectionism, meltdowns, tantrums, frustration, need to control people and/or situations, difficulty transitioning and/or dealing with changes in plans has been noted by participants.

 

This class is for children between the ages 3 – 6 yrs and their families. The more family members able to attend the session the better because the language and strategies are designed to transfer (and help) families live mindfully.

Free Sing-Along

Come sing and dance with Jeff Jam or play Music with Emily on a Wednesday afternoon after nap time and/or after preschool at The Loved Child.

Children of all ages with a caregiver are most welcome!

Due to popularity and limited space, families MUST register for each sing-a-long.  You may register for multiple events at one time, up to a maximum of 5.