Taught exclusively at The Arts Connection for almost 15 years, our music specialist and registered music therapist, Sheila Lee, guides parents and their children through play-based learning activities that can easily be repeated at home! Her holistic pedagogical approach engages children in improving their auditory, visual, motor, language, and social skills, all while they are having fun with familiar and unfamiliar melodies. Elements of rhythm will be fostered through eurhythmics (body percussion: clapping, patting, etc.) and the use of small, kid-friendly percussion instruments. Sign language is also introduced to these classes, varying by age level. When sign language is paired with music for our older children, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and cultural awareness skills are strengthened through exercising both left and right brain quadrants simultaneously. Come join in the fun and see your child’s artistic strengths come to light!