Movement, Dance and Music Classes for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers with Cath Smithson in York, England

Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York with Cath Smithson

Foundations 'Cuddle & Bounce' (0-18 months+)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
Foundations 'Cuddle & Bounce' (0-18 months+)

Cuddle and bounce with your baby in Kindermusik's curriculum for our newest soundmakers.

Whether your baby is five weeks or five months, this class is perfect for you. With age-appropriate activities for newborns and infants, this parent-child music-and-movement class will help you strengthen parent-child bonds and understand your baby's development.

You and your baby will enjoy dancing, playing instruments and together-time - and you'll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development.

  • Ages: Birth to 18 months+ (lap babies, crawlers and cruisers)
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or caregiver
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • APRIL/MAY '21 - Outdoors

Musical bullet point 'RISE & SHINE'
12th April - 25th May
(NO classes Apr 19-23)

**OUTDOORS - various venues**
Monday 11.00am - Rowntree Park
Tuesday 9.45am - Rowntree Park (0-2s)
Wednesday 11.00am - West Bank Park
Wednesday 1.45pm - Cath's Garden
Thursday 11.30am - Museum Gardens
Friday 11.15am - Secret Garden (0-2s)

Please contact Cath if you have suggestions or a ready-made group (min.4) with a preferred meeting time.


Level 1 'Sing & Play' (Walking 1s & 2s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
Level 1 'Sing & Play' (Walking 1s & 2s)

Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for children under two years of age.

This new Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child's beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your baby needs to walk, and vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice.

With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you'll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your older baby or toddler learns on her own. Embark on Kindermusik's fun new exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing through Sing & Play, a just-right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together-time, and music-and-movement activities!

  • Ages: 1 (Early walkers) to 2 year olds
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or caregiver
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • APR/MAY: Outdoors

Musical bullet point 'BIG RED BARN'
12th April - 25th May
(NO classes Apr 19-23 or May 3)

**OUTDOORS - various venues**
Monday 9.45am - Rowntree Park (1-3s)
Tuesday 9.45am - Rowntree Park
Wednesday 1.45pm - Secret Garden
Thursday 10.30am - Museum Gardens
Friday 11.15am - Secret Garden

Please contact Cath if you have a suggestion or a ready-made group (min.4) with a preferred meeting time.


Level 2 'Wiggle & Grow' (Nearly 2s & 3s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
Level 2 'Wiggle & Grow' (Nearly 2s & 3s)

This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child.

Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new friends and you’ll love helping them to practise a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week.

Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with the Kindermusik Online digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each month’s story.

  • Ages: Rising 2 and 3 year olds (slightly older/younger children welcome)
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or caregiver
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • APR/MAY: Outdoors

Musical bullet point 'COLOURS AND SHAPES ON THE FARM'
12th April - 25th May
(NO classes Apr 19-23 or May 3)

**OUTDOORS - various venues**
Monday 9.45am - Rowntree Park (1-3s)
Wednesday 9.45am - West Bank Park (1-5s)
Thursday 1.45pm - Homestead Park (1-5s) - from 29th April
Fridays 1.45pm - West Bank Park (1-5s)

Please contact Cath if you have a suggestion or a ready-made group (min.4) with a preferred meeting time.

Register now to avoid disappointment.


Level 3 'Laugh & Learn' (3s & 4s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
Level 3 'Laugh & Learn' (3s & 4s)

Each week in class we combine your pre-schooler's natural love of music, storytelling and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth and self-control.

We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a pre-schooler. Parents join the class for the final activities. The Kindermusik Online digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning - and the fun!

  • Ages: Rising 3 to 5 year olds (younger/older welcome)
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or caregiver
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • APR/MAY: Outdoors

Musical bullet point 'AROUND THE FARM'
12th April - 24th May
(NO classes Apr 19-23 or May 3)

**OUTDOORS**
Monday 1.45pm - Secret Garden
Thursday 1.45pm - Homestead Park (Mixed Ages) - from 29th April
Friday 10.00am - Secret Garden (FULL)

Please contact Cath if you have a suggestion or a ready-made group (min.4) with a preferred meeting time.


Level 4 'Move & Groove ' (4-6 years)


Level 4 'Move & Groove (4-6 years)

Move & Groove engages your growing child in music-and-movement activities that also promote language, social-emotional skills, early maths and literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more.

Features: singing and vocal development, creative movement and dance, focused listening, beat and rhythmic development, creativity, playing simple percussion instruments, exploring musical concepts, introducing some basic music notation, and ensemble development.

  • Ages: 4 to 6 year olds (slightly younger/older welcome)
  • 45-minute class, weekly
  • APR/MAY: Outdoors

Musical bullet point 'JUMPING BEANS'
26th April - 24th May TBC
(NO class May 3)

**OUTDOORS and LIVE ONLINE via Zoom**
Zoom spring timetable to be confirmed shortly.
Thanks for your patience!

Please contact Cath if you have a suggestion or a ready-made group (min.4) with a preferred meeting time.


Mixed Ages'Family Time ' (0-5 years)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
'Family Time ' (0-5 years)

Especially adapted lessons from our 'Wiggle & Grow' and 'Laugh & Learn' curricula. Fun for the whole family!

Features: Singing, expressive movement, dancing, listening, creativity, emerging literacy, tonal, rhythmic & beat development, playing simple percussion instruments and parent-child interaction.

  • Ages:Refer to specific venues for age guide.
  • Each child accompanied by a parent or caregiver
  • 45-minute class
  • APR/MAY: Outdoors

Musical bullet point 'COLOURS AND SHAPES ON THE FARM' (0-3s) Musical bullet point 'AROUND THE FARM' (2-5s)
12th April - 21st May
(NO classes Apr 19-23 or May 3)

**OUTDOORS - various venues**
Monday 9.45am - Rowntree Park (1-3s)
Wednesday 9.45am - West Bank Park (1-5s)
Thursday 1.45pm - Homestead Park (1-5s) - from 29th April
Friday 1.45pm - West Bank Park (1-5s)

Register now to avoid disappointment.

Don't see a time that suits? Please contact Cath if you have a new suggestion or a ready-made group (min.4) with a preferred meeting time or place!


Level 4/5 'Young Child' (5-7 years)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York
Level 5 'Young Child' (5-7 years)

Young Child prepares the young child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but is not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music-reading with an instrument.

Features: singing and vocal development, creative movement and dance, focused listening, beat and rhythmic development, creativity, playing simple percussion instruments, exploring musical concepts, rudiments of reading and writing music, and ensemble development.

Materials for the Child & Family: Child's Folder & Games Bag, Family Songbook, Home CD, Attendance Stickers, Music At Home Pages, Activity Pages & Manipulatives, Glockenspiel (semester 1), Dulcimer (Semester 3), Recorder (Semester 4) and Carry Case.

  • Ages: 4 1/2 to 7 years
  • Partial parental/sibling involvement: "Sharing Time" last 10-15 minutes of every lesson
  • 60-minute class, weekly
  • Limit 5 children per class
  • Four semesters of 15-16 weeks presented in sequential levels of instruction including glockenspiel, dulcimer and recorder

Musical bullet point 'Young Child 3' (16 weeks)
September 2021
Mondays 4.00pm - tbc

Musical bullet point 'Young Child 1' (16 weeks)
September 2021
Day tbc
Please enquire or state your preferences!


Children's Kindermusik Music-and-Movement Classes with Cath Smithson in York

Kindermusik International is the world's leading publisher of music-and-movement curricula for babies, toddlers and young children.

Taught in more than 70 countries by over 5,300 educators, Kindermusik programmes provide the foundation for all musical learning and fun for your child - and your whole family.

Enrol today for an unforgettable experience.


Kindermusik with Cath Smithson, York, England Kindermusik classes with Cath in York for 2021

Spring Classes continue with new 5-week themes from 12th April. now open for enrolment.

Musical bullet point Theme 5
Mon 12th April - Fri 25th May 2021
No classes April 19-23.

Musical bullet point Theme 6
Mon 7th June - Fri 9th July 2021

Please be sure to contact Cath and reserve your place today.


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'Cuddle & Bounce' (0-16 months+)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

FOUNDATIONS: Cuddle and bounce with your baby in Kindermusik's newest curriculum.


'Sing & Play' (Walking 1s & 2s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

LEVEL 1: Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class.


'Wiggle & Grow' (Nearly 2s & 3s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

LEVEL 2: This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child.


'Laugh & Learn' (3s & 4s)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

LEVEL 3: Combine your pre-schooler's natural love for music, story-telling and imaginative play.


'Young Child' (5-7 years)

Babies', Toddlers' and Children's Music-and-Movement Classes in York

LEVEL 5: Introduce your young child to a first experience with musical symbols and instrument discovery.