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6 Week Playgroup Baby Sign Language Class

09/13/2016
11:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesdays, September 13 - October 18

This six-week playgroup is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. Playgroup Boom includes the essential basic starter signs and vary in the more advanced vocabulary.  It is recommended that you enroll in the Introductory Workshop prior to taking this playgroup series. 

Early Bird Price: $125 per individual/$185 per couple.

For more information and to register please click here.

Check out a video of our sign teacher and some of his students here.

Read an interview with our teacher here.

Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop

12/06/2016
11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn more than 40 basic signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL).  Discover the important benefits of signing and all the techniques of teaching your pre-verbal baby to sign.  Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it is to integrate simple signs into your everyday routine.  

One 90 minute session | Birth to 18 months
Save $10 with the Early Bird price $40 per individual/$70 per couple

To learn more or to regsiter for the class, click here. For more information on baby sign language, see our blog article.

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Weekly Events

Monday

  • 4:15pm - 4:45pm -- Story Time with JAmaroo for ages 2-4
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm -- Story Time with Jamaroo for ages 0-2

Tuesday

  • 10:15am - 11:00am -- Dance with Miss Anna- Toddler Ballet (begins 8/9)
  • 3:30pm - 4:10pm -- Little Folkies Music Class
  • 5:00pm - 5:55pm -- Mommy & Me Pilates 

Wednesday

  • 10:15am - 11am -- Let's All Sing Along Music Class (resumes 8/24)
  • 11:15am - 12pm -- Let's All Sing Along Music Class (resumes 8/24)
  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm -- Dance with Miss Anna- Ballet 3-4 (begins 8/11)
  • 3:45pm - 4:30pm -- Dance with Miss Anna- Hip Hop 3-4 (begins 8/11)

Thurday

  • 10:15am - 11am -- Let's All Sing Along Music Class (resumes 8/25)
  • 11:15am - 12pm -- Let's All Sing Along Music Class (resumes 8/25)

Friday

  • 10:15am - 10:45am -- Bilingual (Spanish) Parent Tot Music Class
  • 11:00am -- 11:30pm -- Dance & Creative Movement

Class Descriptions 

Bilingual (English + Spanish) Parent Tot Music & Movement with Jamaroo

These Parent Tot Classes give Moms and Dads the opportunity to sing and dance with their little ones. During these classes, we'll sing traditional songs and learn original ones. Parents and children will dance to music from around the world and play with a variety of simple instruments. Children will also have the opportunity to play with puppets, rhythm sticks, streamers, bean bags, and other fun props. *This class is led in a bilingual (English + Spanish) format. These drop-in classes are $10 per family.

Dance & Creative Movement with Jamaroo

Dance provides children with an opportunity to express their individuality. Children will be introduced to the basics of dance. Class will include a warm-up circle, stretching games, across the floor activities, imaginative dance, partner dance, and free dance. They will be able to explore different styles of dance and music from around the world. These drop-in classes are $10 per family.

Dance with Miss Anna

Toddler Ballet- A precious and imaginative ballet class to enjoy with your little dancer as they are introduced to the basic fundamentals of ballet. This class is for children ages 18 months up to 3 years old. One participating adult is required for each child in attendance.

Ballet 3-4
An introduction for your child to learn the fundamentals and structure of ballet while developing flexibility, musicality, and refining large motor skills through a fun and imaginative dance class. This class is for 3 and 4 year olds and does not require adult participation.

Hip-Hop 3-4
High energy hip-hop/jazz class learning stretches, basic technique and choreographed dance routines to fun "kid-friendly" music. This class is for 3 and 4 year olds and does not require adult participation.

Each class is offered on a drop-in basis and is $20 per child.

Let's All Sing Along Music Series

For children newborn to 4 years old. This entertaining music program stimulates a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, language, and physical development by incorporating vocal development, movement, listening and expression. Children experience various instruments, singing, storytelling, and dancing games from around the world. Children will learn about pitch, rhythm, musical notes, symbols and much more!  The drop-in rate will be $20.00 per class. 

Little Folkies Music Classes

Little Folkies is a recreational song-circle for kids and parents created in San Francisco and instructed by active Bay Area musicians. This class features a repertoire of uplifting and down-to-earth folk tunes, both original and traditional, often accompanied by hand-movements, clapping, instrumental jamming, and dancing. These Appalachian / bluegrass inspired songs, composed by class creators Irena and Joshua Smith are favorites amongst families from Little Folkies classes, and are ripe for singing throughout your week to accompany a myriad of everyday activities.

Each class features only acoustic instruments like guitar, banjo and ukulele, a delightful array of nature inspired folk songs for children as well as hands on jamming on child sized instruments like accordions, xylophones, percussion, etc. Students also get instrumental recordings of class material to accompany singing at home.

Register for this series here.

Mommy & Me Pilates

Baby play date, cardio interval training, gliding discs, resistance bands and classic Pilates mat work all in one session for a full-body, toning and sculpting workout that will leave you feeling strong, long and invigorated. Mommy & Me Pilates Cardio Fusion is specifically designed to help moms regain and increase pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting in a fun and supportive setting for you and your baby!

To participate, moms must be at least 6 weeks postpartum (8 weeks for a cesarean section) and have received verbal clearance from their physician to resume physical exercise.

Click here for more information or to register.

Story Time with Jamaroo

JAMaROO Kids’ Storytime Program is designed to enrich children’s imagination and creativity. It is their goal to broaden the student’s experiences of the world in which they live.

They will be providing the students with an introduction to cultures and traditions from all over the world, encouraging them to be respectful to others. Stories can come from the world’s oral traditions, fables, parables, fairy tales, folktales, myths and legends. Using the art of storytelling as well as the use of specially chosen books they bring each story to life. Sometimes this will include the use of puppets and other visual aids. Other times it may incorporate the use of song, dance and/or theater.  These drop-in classes are $10 per family.