We wanted to spread the word about 2 new classes that we are offering on our schedule in January for children with Special Needs. Music for children with special needs to be held on Sundays at 10:30 taught by Rebecca Geary, and a Yoga class for children with Special Needs that will be held on Weds from 4:15pm to 5pm at our Musical Folk studio - 24 Selden St. Woodbridge. More details are posted on our website at www.MusicalFolk.com.
These classes are designed especially for children with Special needs and will adopt developmentally appropriate activites that support and respect the learning styles of all participants. Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own developmental level.
Here's some more info regarding the music class:
At Music Together, music is learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the learning styles of all participants. Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own developmental level. You and your children will become part of a community of families sharing songs, instrument play, and movement activities in a relaxed, non-performance-oriented setting. In addition to ten weeks of fun, musically rich classes, you will receive two copies of this semester’s recording and an illustrated songbook so you can continue the family music-making at home.
Our Special Needs classes are for children with disabilities ages birth through 7. You are encouraged to enroll siblings as well, and sibling discounts apply. To ensure the best experience for everyone, the maximum enrollment is 6 families per class, so register quickly as spaces are very limited.
This class will be taught by Rebecca (Becky) Geary. Rebecca is a certified Music Together teacher and a CT Certified music teacher K-12 & parent of a child on the autism spectrum.
And here's some more details re: the Yoga class for children with speical needs:
Lani Rosen-Gallagher from "Full of Joy Yoga" is experienced in teaching yoga to children of varying special needs, including those with Downs Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive developmental delays, Attention Deficit disorders and more. Lani has been teaching yoga to kids for the last 15 years and is a certified instructor. Lani's integrated approach addresses the physical, social-emotional and learning strengths and challenges of the whole child. The FOJY yoga classes support a child's natural development & positive sense of self in a gentle, safe and fun environment.
Benefits include: ~ increased attention, focus and concentration ~ building self esteem and confidence ~ developing strong muscles ~ strengthens hypotonic body parts ~ loosens tight limbs ~ fosters language and interpersonal skills