Early Childhood

Philadelphia’s favorite early childhood music classes boost brain functioning, motor skills and language development, but at Mister John’s Music positive social-emotional dynamics and shared experience are the focus. With a huge variety of popular music, babies, parents and nannies are all active participants in the Mister John’s Music experience.  Through music, rhythm and movement, infants and toddlers learn about self-expression, teamwork, sharing, and empathy.  All in a magical environment full of surprises and set to your favorite tunes from your favorite artists! Want to know if Mister John’s Music is right for your baby?  Check out our glowing recommendations from Philadelphia families on Google Reviews!

NEWBIES
(NEWBORN to 6 MONTHS)

We’re here!  The gentlest of Mister John’s music classes for the planet’s newest citizens.  Mister John will introduce your baby’s ear to all sorts of new sounds, teach parents and caregivers lullabies and call and response songs from around the world and guide participants in soft kinetic group activities.  Prepare yourself to see some wide eyes, some smiles, and some really touching “firsts.” Come and experience why we are Philadelphia’s favorite baby music classes! 

FALL SESSION 2 – 10/25-12/16/2020  

ALL AGES VIRTUAL CLASSES (30 minutes) – WEDNESDAYS @ 9AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15AM, or 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly 

FITLER CLUB CLASSES – SUNDAYS @ 12PM or TUESDAYS @ 1PM – taught by Miss Lilly 

THREE QUEENS CLASSES – MONDAYS @ 1:30PM – taught by Miss Lilly

TEENIES
(6 MONTHS to 12 MONTHS)

We’re wide awake! In this class, Mister John encourages you and your baby to sit up and get hands-on.  We’ll rock and roll, shake and sway, crawl and dance.  Our music styling will get a little more upbeat, our activities will get a little more rambunctious, and the props and puppets will burst out of the bag.   We’ll begin to make music with our little ones, exploring how we all can generate sounds together – from shakers to group mooing.  Moooooo…  
Come and experience why we are Philadelphia’s favorite early childhood music classes! 

FALL SESSION 2 – 10/25-12/16/2020

ALL AGES VIRTUAL CLASSES (30 minutes) – WEDNESDAYS @ 9AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15AM, or 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly

FITLER CLUB CLASSES – SUNDAYS @ 12PM or MONDAYS @ 1PM – taught by Miss Lilly

 THREE QUEENS CLASSES – MONDAYS @ 12:30PM – taught by Miss Lilly 

MINIS
(12 MONTHS to 24 MONTHS)

We’re discovering everything – how to speak, how to sing, how to make new sounds!  Your toddler will begin to notice that there are other people around and that means we’ll learn all about making friends.  On top of all of that – it’s movement time!  As your toddler begins to crawl and graduates to walking, Mister John will guide the class in group movement play.  We’ll swim through the ocean, we’ll hike through the woods, and we’ll learn the most important of dance moves – stir the soup, raise the roof, twist it out and “John Travolta.” Come and experience why we are Philly’s favorite early childhood music classes!

FALL SESSION 2 – 10/25-12/16/2020

ALL AGES VIRTUAL CLASSES (30 minutes) – WEDNESDAYS @ 9AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15AM, or 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly

FITLER CLUB CLASSES – SUNDAYS @9AM and 11AM or TUESDAYS @ 10AM and 11AM – taught by Miss Lilly 

THREE QUEENS CLASSES  – MONDAYS @ 9:30AM or 11:30AM – taught by Miss Lilly

MIGHTIES
(2 YEARS)

We’re figuring it out! Mister John’s Mighties come ready to play, jump, sing, and use their imagination. Your two-year-old will become an active participant in the direction of the class – “What song do you want to sing today?” “A Godzilla song!” “Alright then!” We’ll explore the basics of music creation (tempo, dynamics, pitch, etc.) through activities that stimulate your child’s body, voice, and mind. In addition to music instruction, Mister John and caregivers model social skills like sharing, teamwork, empathy, and appropriate expression of emotions to help these little ones understand how to interact with peers. 
Come and experience why we are Philadelphia’s favorite early childhood music classes! 

FALL SESSION 2 – 10/25-12/16/2020

ALL AGES VIRTUAL CLASSES (30 minutes) – WEDNESDAYS @ 9AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15AM, or 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly

FITLER CLUB CLASSES – SUNDAYS @ 10AM or TUESDAYS @ 9AM and 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly

THREE QUEENS CLASSES – MONDAYS @ 10:30AM – taught by Miss Lilly  

STORIES & STANDARDS
(3 YEARS)

Aligned to Pennsylvania standards for pre-school readiness, this class employs music, puppets, costumes and all sorts of other props and activities to encourage an enthusiasm for reading.  In each 8-week session, students explore a culminating theme, investigate the fundamentals of reading (how to hold a book, how to turn pages, how to spot capital and lowercase letters) and learn six kids’ standards.  We learn fingerplays and nursery rhymes for phonetic awareness, we act out parts of the story for comprehension, and we practice self-regulation skills for when we get to go to “ big-kid school.”

 

FALL SESSION 2 – 10/25-12/16/2020

FITLER CLUB CLASSES – SUNDAYS @ 1PM – taught by Miss Lilly

 

SWEETIES – A class for sensational children

(3 to 5 YEARS)

A licensed child psychologist joins Mister John in this intimate class specifically designed for children who need a little more support in the classroom.  After an introductory phone conversation with parents to discuss each child’s specific needs, Mister John and Miss Jess will tailor the program to the group. Expect prolonged sensory-based experiences, visual scheduling, and repeated activities developed specifically to increase eye-contact, listening skills, and communication skills.  A safe environment, free from judgment or expectation, this class is meant to be a positive shared arts experience between parent and child.  If your child has a hard time in a group setting, if your child struggles to communicate his/her needs, if your child is the beautiful exception, then this is your class.

FALL SESSION 1 – 8/31-10/22/2020

ALL AGES VIRTUAL CLASSES (30 minutes) – WEDNESDAYS @ 9AM, 9:45AM, 10:30AM, 11:15AM, or 12PM – taught by Miss Lilly

MISTER JOHN’S MOVERS

(NEWBORN to 12 MONTHS)

Are you looking for a new way to bond with your little one?  Well, if you can wear your baby, you can dance with your baby!  Join Miss Erin for a dance class designed for parents to move as one with their baby.   Different styles of dance movements to different style of music, including hip hop, Latin, pop and more!  No previous dance training required; come one, come all!  Just wear clothes you can move in, sneakers, and a carrier for your baby and don’t forget a blanket or towel to lay out so you and your little one can stretch out and get limber. See you there in 5, 6, 7, 8!

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