Curriculum

Baby ArtsPlay!™

Ages 12 – 36 Months

  • Designed to support the very young child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and motor development through quality arts interactions with adults
  • Interdisciplinary performing arts: music with drama and movement
  • Multisensory—emphasizing songs and activities
  • Integrated with simple American Sign Language
  • Book-centered—fostering language/literacy development
  • Taught by senior-level Wolf Trap Teaching Artists

Baby ArtsPlay™ Class objectives

For Children:

  • Promote vocalization and motor skills
  • Increase awareness of and responsiveness to movement and sound
  • Encourage vocabulary growth
  • Develop socialization skills
  • Gain recognition of new aspects in the environment
  • Stimulate innate sense of discovery

For Parents:

  • Develop the skill of steady beat in their children through aural, oral, and motor activities
  • Learn, model, and select quality and developmentally appropriate songs to sing and movement activities to perform with their children
  • Approach sharing and reading books with their children in multiple expressive ways that encourage the desire to learn
  • Develop confidence in using their singing and speaking voice
  • Learn to sing in a healthy way that is pleasing and comforting to young children and good for the children to listen to and begin to model
  • Develop a love of singing with their children

Baby Artsplay classes will have young children and parents/caregivers experiencing the arts together as they:

    • Learn and sing children’s songs
    • Play rhythm and melodic instruments that are developmentally appropriate for young children
    • Engage in chants and songs/games that develop fine and gross movement skills
    • Bring stories to life through vocal character development and “Coffee Can Theater” techniques of using props with storytelling and other tactile experiences
    • Learn to recognize early learning skills in arts activities and experiences with children
    • Participate in small group activities
    • Engage in Q&A about the benefits of the arts and early childhood learning with the Wolf Trap Teaching Artist/Instructor
    • Interact socially after class at the Parent/Caregiver waiting room with complimentary beverages provided

Arts Partners | 903 S Edgemoor, Suite 907 Wichita, KS 67218

Site by RSM Marketing.

This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.