Thursday, August 29, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Music with Mar

This week's Throwback Thursday is for everyone looking for something to do with their little ones once the older kiddos have gone back to school, or just for anyone looking for a great class for anyone under 5 years old.  My son went almost every week last spring and loved it!  There have been some changes to class times and locations so make sure you're aware of those.

What it is: Music with Mar, led by Ms. Laurie, is a national, researched-based educational & engaging music class designed by Maryann Harman.   It's designed for toddlers & preschoolers and their care-givers (moms, dads, grandparents, nannies, etc).  Children are exposed to puppets, books and music and will have the opportunity to sing, dance and play instruments (yes, even those 1 year olds!).  Classes are 45 minutes long and are designed to enhance & promote basic social, motor, language and cognitive skills.  The classes are very patterned and routine in nature to let the kids know what to expect and come to look forward to each part of class and be able to participate.

What we liked: Ms. Laurie has small children of her own, and she does a great job of keeping even the most rambunctious toddlers in check. My toddler adores her and is always excited to attend the class. The class is  about 45 minutes, and there are three classes held each week. At the time of this post (8/29/13) there will be one class at 10am on Tuesdays at Triangle Presbyterian Church and two classes at 10am and 11am at Hope Valley Baptist Church.  In comparison to other area music classes, Ms. Laurie class is very inexpensive, and the cost of the class is per FAMILY.  So, if you bring siblings,there is no additional charge per child. However, if you bring another child that is NOT a sibling, there is an additional class charge for him/her. A family can drop in for a music class for $7 or a discount is offered if you buy 5 classes/$30. No registration is necessary and there is no commitment.  You can drop in at either location, as your schedule allows.

What we would change: There are no age specific classes. If there were age specific classes offered, we would likely attend those classes as well, but the varying ages adds a little extra entertainment to the class.

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