Mariela's Music Time - Bilingual Music Circle for Kids
August 28, 2016, 10:30am - August 28, 2016, 1:15pm
Sundays 10:30am at La Peña Cultural Center!
$10-$20 per family.
Are you raising bilingual kids? Mariela's Music Time is exciting, energetic and interactive performance for infants toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Full with rhythms and multicultural tastes together with the rich tradition of our Bay Area.
Invite the new generation to learn and enjoy Latin American Culture. Experience social exposure in a fun and participative way through popular rounds, popular games, retahilas, folk songs with Latin-American roots.
Introducing children to music at an early age to encourages a life-long love of music as an art form. Encouraging them not just to sing, dance and play music, but also to understand some of the aspects of our multicultural traditions by exploring different instruments, rhythms, sounds and soul.
Teaching folk dance, interacting, and engaging with the act of making music is an important step in child development. It is a good early appropriated developmental way to unfold their physical abilities and coordination. It is also important for them to enjoy physical exercises. Folk dance teaches basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.
-"Mariela’s Music Time is an educational, energetic and interactive bilingual performance for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. It’s filled with rhythms and multicultural sounds, along with with the rich traditions of our Bay Area. For the past decade, Mariela has drawn upon her background in music and studies of Early Childhood Education to create a program that not only explores the music, but also addresses the kids’ curiosity by telling the history of the instruments and their cultures. She uses kinesthetic techniques in her bilingual storytelling to make foreign words understood. In no time, the kids are singing in another language as they dance and have fun!"- San Mateo County Libraries.