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.

 

Instructor: Jeff Jam

 

If you wish to join an existing class, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net.

 

Summer Series: 8 Sessions, June 20th – August 15th (No class on July 4th)

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.

 

BABY YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTION:
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!

 

WIGGLE & GIGGLE TODDLER YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTION:

This class for crawling babies and toddlers (around ages 1-3) 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!

 

Instructor: Nicole Giroux

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

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.