I am so excited to announce that Joyful Melodies will be running Intergenerational Music Classes this summer!
These classes are for children ages 0-3 and at least one caregiver, and take place in a retirement community. The activities are specifically designed by a board-certified music therapist to promote healthy child development while also engaging the older adults. Everyone in the group has fun singing songs, playing instruments, reading, learning, and growing!
If you have been wanting to get your child involved in a music class, this is the class for you! You’ll get all the benefits of an early childhood music class, plus the added bonus of helping your child build positive relationships with older adults. If you have multiple children, you can pay a discounted rate to include all of your children rather than paying for each individually.
Senior Lifestyle wrote a great post about the benefits of intergenerational programming. Read it here.
I found a clip on YouTube of another music therapy practice’s intergenerational programming. Look how much fun the kids and adults are having!