Join us as we celebrate the joy and the magic
of the holiday season with our
8th annual Holiday Tales 'N Tunes session.
Your children will delight in stories and songs
that celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah.
Come experience the joy as we jingle bells,
roll through town with Frosty, spin like dreidels,
dash away like Rudolph, and lots more!
What a wonderful opportunity to be in the moment with your little one
and give one of the greatest gifts we can give our children: a joyous time with adults who adore them!
Holiday Session Dates:
Families will receive their choice of a Christmas or Hanukkah gift book.
Tales 'N Tunes
Winter 2017 Session
Winter 2017 Session Dates:
(10 week session: No class on Feb 20th)
~All New Book Collection!
~3-5 year old Classes
Kids' Music Round
Winter 2017 Session Dates:
Join us as we sing songs from our Gold Round song collection:
Enjoy some traditional favorites: "This Train," "Zum Gali Gali" and "'Liza Jane" as well as some new, original songs:"Mommy's Keys,"
"I Want to Dance," and "Snowflakes."
~Families enrolled in Kids' MusicRound will receive one CD and access to our KMR Family Online portal to download the songs we sing in class.
Tales 'N Tunes LLC is a new, early childhood literacy, music, and movement program for young children and their parents and caregivers. This early childhood program was conceived by Tonya Lemmons, an experienced, early childhood music educator.
At Tales 'N Tunes LLC, we believe that parents and caregivers are the most powerful models for children learning natural language and the language of music. Also, we believe that with a developmentally appropriate, rich language and musical environment that all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers and music-makers! Why story? Quite simply, reading to and with young children helps them to learn to love books. What makes Tales ‘n Tunes unique is that we interact with and respond to the best in children’s literature through musical play. In class we will use our voices, bodies, puppets, scarves and child friendly instruments to engage in musical play: chanting nursery rhymes, exploring rhythm, rhyme and repetition through children’s poetry, and singing songs inspired by the themes in well-written, children’s stories. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.
Benefits of Tales ‘N Tunes
Strong bond between parent /caregiver and child
Language development: building phonological awareness, print awareness and vocabulary
Rich musical environment: musical play with tonality and rhythm
Body awareness: coordination and motor skills
Social interaction in a multi-age setting
Exposure to musical heritage of many cultures and eras
Parent information on selecting quality, age-appropriate literature
Parent information on how to recognize and shape your child’s musical responses.