In the photo above, parents and children can be seen enjoying music and movement at our most recent Parent Partnership meeting. These monthly meetings allow our families to access information and skills that will help their children bridge the learning experiences occurring in the classroom with educational opportunities at home. These sessions range from take-home S.T.E.M. activities to lessons on supporting social emotional development. Parents are required to participate in at least two sessions per school year. November’s Parent Partnership meeting was led by Peake teacher Ms. Patillo and focused on the Kindermusik curriculum.
Kindermusik is a research-based music and movement curriculum, starting at the infant level and continuing through age five. It was launched at Peake at the beginning of the 2022 school year and funded by our generous community of donors. Shaking instruments and waving scarves, our children enjoy singing and dancing to songs integrated into their daily schedules. The song lyrics and dance movements support the children’s cognitive and physical development. Music helps children learn numeracy, literacy, and social-emotional skills. Music is also one of the few activities that engages both the logical and creative parts of the brain and as a result helps to make brain connections which helps children and adults think faster.
Sending a crescendo of gratitude to our engaged families and supportive community members that make these musical moments possible.