On my day off last week (thank you, Dr. King) me and my husband took Mia to her Monday morning music class that she normally attends with her caregiver, Kara.

The 45 minute class held at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester offers the Music Together program, an internationally recognized and trademarked early childhood music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

We sat in a circle and sang songs, danced around and played instruments.  Mia loved it and not only did she ignore us, her parents, the whole time, but she sat and played with the other kids and mommies. We didn’t care, we had a blast just spending time together as a family! It really made me feel better about being a working mother because I realize that my daughter is thriving being with kids her age and other adults who can teach her skills like the love and appreciation for music. 

Here’s the website. Evening classes are offered too:
http://www.growwithmemusic.com/

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