Mommy & Me / Sing With Me Music & Movement Program
The More We Get Together
Mommy & Me / Sing With Me Music & Movement Classes
Sing With Me: The Program
Sing With Me: Song Titles
Sing With Me: Reviews
Sing With Me: Examples
Message from Gari Stein
Research Tells Us
Interactive Community Concerts
Children and Music
Michigan Reads! Guide
Play, Laughter, Song & Dance News Interview
Music & Motion KinderConcerts Ann Arbor Symphony
In Tune With Babies
Now I know my ABC's . . . Is That What It's All About?
So . . . What Can Those Babies Do?
Nurturing Baby & You: More Than the Music
Music & Movement For the Very Young
Music and Parenting: Somewhat Like A Symphony
What? Me, Teach Dance?
Celebrating Over 25 Years of Joyful Family Music Songs that Grandma Used to Sing
Join Gari Stein for Fun
Sneak a Peek of Activities
NURTURING BABY & YOU:
Babies to Pre-Walkers.
A unique program that focuses on play, movement & touch, based on research of the body-brain connection. Sensory experiences and physical movement are two forces behind brain growth. Enhance healthy development & strengthen your bond with baby while having too much fun.
Join Gari in a warm, gentle, nurturing environment, with time to chat, share resources & support, learn activities for daily routines that impact the growth of your baby's total development.
Music can be your best friend. Learn finger plays, melodies, support tummy time, enjoy nursery rhymes, chants & massage. Together we will waltz, folk dance, take sheet rides, explore instruments, sing lullabies & more. Share hugs & laughter & learn techniques to turn cranky to calm.
In the comfort of your home or other setting, Gari provides an informal & slow paced atmosphere. Learn songs for everyday routines, movement activities that nourish baby's brain & all developmental domains & then take the music home. Together we will sing, bounce, chant, enjoy nursery rhymes, massage, support tummy time, take sheet rides, waltz, play with instruments, rock in hammocks, sing lullabies, and more. Gari brings relevant articles to share & also provides time for parenting support and the exchange of concerns and ideas. Nurture baby and yourself while enhancing your bond. No older siblings please.
Starts anytime as schedule permits. See schedule page for Fees.
Music & Movement Video Snippets
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Please call 734-741-1510 #3 or email Garistein@aol.com
to leave a comment, for more information about the program, or to reserve a space for the next available session.
Please leave your name, phone, month & year of child's birth and a good time to call you back.
Remember, when all else fails, try Singing and Dancing.
It really works!
A mom recommends Music For Little Folks:
"Gari has such a wonderful connection to music and movement. She brings a real understanding of children and their development. She guides children and let's them lead and explore. Children really feel free and unpressured. In this type of environment they thrive. Wonderful."
From a Retired Early Elementary Teacher:
"Thank you Gari, for such an enriching musical experience. What a beautiful class you lead. As I've said before, what you do, making it look so effortless, has the foundation of loving, thoughtful learning; it's what all great teachers do. We're all lucky to have you!"
From a Mom Who Attended Beginning in 1998:
"You and your music class remain in the foundation of our living and parenting."
From a Nanny:
"Thank you so much for your important work with children and families. What a gift for me to be back at Gari's music class after all of these years with my children...so grateful to share this time with the little boy I nanny, you, and others..."
From a Dad...The Last Bim Bom for Us...
I have so loved your class with (daughter.) I don't do anything else in my week which is so soft, so pulling me into a soft world of very small children, of moms (and dads and nannies) and their little ones...the soft flow of the movements, the getting up and down, over and over again, the various silly/willy songs, the words of which I can still barely keep up with, even after almost three years of being in the class...
it's a morning wake-up yoga class for me....and it's been a really bonding and lovely time for (daughter) and me... it will live on with me, as she gets older, and I do.
From Sing with Me Mom & Dad / Violin Teacher Participants:
We were at family music camp and our daughter was able to participate in the "pre-pre-twinkle" class which is basically a music and movement class. It was nice and she enjoyed it, but it was nowhere near as well put together as your class. Your class is so well thought through from beginning to end.
From a Dance Teacher:
Hi Gari, I purchased your program 4 years ago and have used it as a guide and it has allowed be to add my own style and creativity! For example, I teach dance and use dance movements during certain songs. Gari you've done a great job putting this program together. Your creativity has made my classes very successful!! I would love to videotape a class for you so you can see how successful you really are!
30 minutes is the right amount of time and I like how you change it monthly, by keeping the beginning, middle and ending are the same, this enables the children to be familiar with their class but always have something new to look forward to learning. I really suggest this program to anyone doing baby classes or Mommy and Me classes. If you need additional info or thoughts about Gari's program, email me at TheSpiritofDance@amigo.net. Thanks so much Gari!
From a Young Mother:
"John looked up at me and sang BA - he was singing to me - what a joy at five months to hear your child sing to you."
From a Mom...
"Gari. You are a real blessing to all who get to share your passion and gifts with you."
A Music & Movement Curriculum for Early Childhood
205 Pineridge St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
ph: (734) 741-1510
fax: (734) 741-1510
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