The program for 0-5 year olds, “Our Time,” will focus on the theme of “Away We Go!” Each week, students and their families will hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane and then, Away We Go! The 12-lesson unit focuses on transportation, a favorite topic for young children and parents who are on the go, go, go! You will sing and play along with favorite songs, such as “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” and “Wheels on the Bus.” Participants will explore fast and slow and smooth and bumpy rides in “My Little Red Wagon” and read stories about ways to get around. Shiny Dinah tells the story of a train using catchy choo-choo sounds, and Giddy-Up! has a horse, speedboat, racecar, and more to help you get where you want to go. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities.
“Our Time” classes will be offered on Tuesdays in Montrose at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. at High Country Fitness. The cost for this 10-lesson session is $120 for Weehawken Members and $132 for non-Weehawken Members.
The program for 3-6 year olds: “Imagine That!” will focus on “The Toys I Make – The Trips I Take.” What’s more exciting to a young child than a new toy? How about an entire Toy Shop full of toys! This 10-lesson unit is focused on creating a stimulating musical environment that integrates music, pretend play, story-telling, movement, “out of the box” ball play, drumming and more. Toys I Make, Trips I Take introduces the musical environment of a remarkable toy shop filled with boats, trains, balls, jack-in-the-box and many other toys that bring a glimmer into a child’s eyes with songs like “Ta Ra Ra Boom Dee Yay”, “Train Is A Comin’” and “Circle Dance”. Stories include Tippity, Tippity, Too which teaches kids to play with language and rhymes and If I Had A Big Blue Boat engages our imagination creating a sailing experience. “Imagine That!” classes will be offered on Tuesdays in Montrose at 1:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. at High Country Fitness. The cost for this 10-lesson session is $120 for Weehawken Members and $132 for non-Weehawken Members.
The instructor for Weehawken’s Kindermusik programs is Lisa Sagal. Lisa grew up outside the city of Chicago, but made Ridgway her home in 2001. She is the wife of Roger Sagal, practicing partner at the Tisdel Law Firm in Ouray, Colorado, mother of two daughters, Autumn and Amelia, friend and educator to many. Lisa has held an array of educational teaching positions including Elementary Music, HS Drama and Speech, Kindergarten, Special Ed, Gifted/ Talented, ELL, and MS Social Studies. She created Kidz In Motion in 2005 and began teaching Kindermusik classes in the Ridgway and Montrose communities then. She is excited to be partnering with Weehawken to offer Kindermusik in Montrose this semester.
Kindermusik is the most trusted music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and young children. It is a program about kids, parents and teachers – coming together and having a great time! Kindermusik is about helping you grow closer to your child, enriching your child’s environment and development, and in giving your child a lifelong love of music and a foundation for learning. Weehawken’s Kindermusik program with Lisa Sagal will run on Tuesdays in Montrose from Feb.7-April 17 with a break for one week during spring break. Students need to select the class that they will be participating in and register for the full session. Registration for the series in advance is needed in order to determine what classes will run. Weehawken needs a minimum of nine students in each class to run the class, so it is advisable to encourage others to register with you for a particular time. To register or for more information, please contact Weehawken Creative Arts at 970/318-0150 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.weehawkenarts.org.