MADD About Creativity (18 months to 3 year olds)

art and music class for musical artists or artistic musicians!

This class was created for children who love painting and sensory projects but ALSO love to sing and play instruments.

The class will start with the children gathering at the art tables to draw with crayons or chalk together or play with play doh or create a collage together.

We will then sing our welcome song and talk about the theme or book for that day’s class.

It will then be time for the main art project which will reflect the theme or book.

After the art project, it will be time for more music with the children playing, singing and dancing.

Our final art session will be an open painting session and we will rotate between different art mediums during the course of the 10 week session.

We will end with one more song!


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Educators tell us that art encourages fine motor skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities and that it can be used effectively to teach and understand other key subjects such as reading, writing, math, and science. Therapists tell us that art is valuable because it allows children to process their world, to deal with sometimes scary emotions in a safe way, and because it gives them critical sensory input. Artists tell us that art is important for its own sake—as a source of beauty and expression, as well as simply for the process of creating. Kids tell us that art is fun, an activity they enjoy. Parents tell us that art is vital to their families because it keeps everyone engaged and happy and helps with the sometimes difficult transitions of the day.
— The Artful Parent

I LOVE this quote from an article on the benefits of art for children by The Artful Parent. Click here to read the full article.

At Creative Groove Studio, we have offered art classes for toddlers (and babies!) for a number of years and those classes have showed me just how much joy children find in creating art. Art is such a sensory experience. Some children made it especially sensory by painting with their hands or painting on their bodies while other children didn’t enjoy the sensory aspect of it but LOVED to paint with a paint brush and observing the patterns and shapes that they could make. One of my favorite parts of sitting with a child while they paint is hearing the story that they tell you as they paint. It is as if painting gives them a chance to spill their imagination onto a piece of paper or a canvas.

In our classes, we very much discourage any help from the adult who is attending class with the child. We are all about the joy and experience of the process rather than the product.


music

Children react so instinctively to music. We have always played a lot of music in our home and, from being babies, all 3 of my children reacted to it. I was pregnant with my now 13 year old son when I started teaching music classes so he heard music, drums and shaky eggs since before he was born. He then attended lots of music classes when he was a baby and toddler. He continues to love music - he plays drums, guitar and bass. His older sister has played saxophone since she was 10 and is now doing a double-major in Physics and Music. So as a mother, I’m passionate about how important music is to children simply for the pure pleasure that it brings them.

In addition to music for the joy it brings, music has so many other benefits in a child’s development. Click here to learn more about the benefits of music in a toddler’s development.

The benefits of music include:

  • Music helps improve sensory development for toddlers;

  • Music improves literacy skills;

  • Music encourages math skills

  • Music helps improve your child’s mood;

  • Exposure to music helps children improve their vocabulary;

  • Music is a great tool for improving coordination and gross motor skills;

  • Music can help your child develop coping skills and process emotions.


Fall 2019 Schedule

This class will be offered on Mondays in the Fall at Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton Street, Hoboken.

Mondays (10 classes):

It is a 10 week session starting on October 7th and ending on December 16th (there is no class on October 14th).

9.30am-10.20am (1 to 3 years) - $275

ArtBeats (18 months to 3 years)
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