Music & Movement Toddler Classes

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Looking for something fun to do with your toddler? Children and their parents will enjoy these creative class times filled with music, movement and plenty of smiles.

Movement and Music classes are a great environment for children and their adults to bond through creative expression. Classes typically include use of fun props and musical instruments, and time is structured around exciting, imaginative themes. All the while children learn music concepts in an easy-going way. The movement component helps develop small and large motor skills as well as spatial and body awareness. Shared experiences with new friends help children develop socially as they play … and give parents a chance to enjoy each other’s company too! 

We’re confident these will be memorable experiences that nurture creativity and develop self-expression and confidence.  Here are some classes offered in the North State region:

Butte County

Chico Rockstars Group Classes; Chico. Fun ongoing weekly parent-child classes offered in two age groups: 0-2yrs and 3-4yrs. Music concepts are taught through movement, drumming, singing, props play & more. Held at Chico Rockstars School of Music, 932 West 8th Ave.
Info: http://www.chicorockstars.com; (530) 809-4932.

Circle Time; Chico. For infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their moms, dads and grandparents. Ongoing free weekly class includes themed  movement and music experiences using  stories and props. Held at Apple Blossom Baby, 1372 Longfellow Ave. Info: http://www.appleblossombaby.com; (530) 345-1617.

Kindermusik Family Time Classes; Chico.  For ages birth-4 and their entire family. New classes begin in January (free demo Jan. 6). Held at the Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts, 556 Vallombrosa Ave. Info: http://www.thewrightkeys.com; (530) 781-2224.

Movement & Sound Classes; Chico. Ages 3-5. Ongoing weekly classes especially geared for the highly energetic child that enjoys large motor movements. Held at Kinetics Academy of Dance, 627 Broadway, Suite 100. Info:
http://www.kineticsacademyofdance.com; (530) 345-2505.

Music Together Family Classes; Chico. For ages 0-5 and their families. New 10-week weekly class series begins in January. Presented by Music Together Chico, held at Sunny Garden Montessori, 2801 Godman Ave. Info:
http://www.musictogetherchico.com; (530) 513-1191. 

Shasta County

Kindermusic With Lyra; Redding. For ages infants-7yrs. New 10-week series begins January. Sing, dance, keep a beat & match pitch in a warm & happy environment. Offered as a class series, drop-ins welcome. Info: (530) 355-4747.

Music & Me; Redding. Ages 1-5. Fun, creative music and movement experience. Ongoing weekly classes, sign up monthly. Shasta Family YMCA, 1155 N. Court St. (530)246-9622 or http://www.sfymca.org.

Siskiyou County

Movement & Music Classes; Mt. Shasta. Ages birth to 4 years. Teaches music’s role in child development; learn rhymes, finger play and songs to practice at home. New six-week series begins in January. Presented by Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, held at Mt. Shasta Martial Arts,
612-A S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Info: (530) 926-1400.

Tehama County

MusiKids with Judi Richins; Red Bluff. Ages 3-5 yrs. Engaging and fun year-round, weekly class. Held at Red Bluff School of the Music Arts. Info: (530) 529-0383.

Lisa Shara
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Writer Lisa Shara lives in upper Northern California where she is involved in a variety of community projects.

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