Free Babies Music Together demo
Rockport — Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together, part of an international research-based early childhood music program, will offer a Babies Music Together class for parents and babies newborn to age eight months this spring at the Picker Family Resource Center. The eight-week class will be held Friday mornings beginning May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
A free demonstration class will be held on Friday, April 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the center, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus between the Women's Health Center and Urology Building, 3 Glen Cove Drive, off Route 1; use the parking lot and door nearest the Urology side of the building.
Research has demonstrated that babies benefit greatly from early exposure to music. In a typical class, 12 babies and their parents or caregivers meet weekly for 45 minutes to experience new songs, chants, lullabies, movement activities and instrumental play; connect with other families with babies; and learn about their babies’ development through music-making experiences. All participating families receive two Music Together CDs, an illustrated songbook and a baby parent guidebook to use at home.
To RSVP for the demonstration or register for the class, visit midcoastmusictogether.com or call Day at 593-6645. The cost for this eight-week class is $115 (materials included). Payment plans are available upon request.
Pen Bay Healthcare's Picker Family Resource Center promotes building community by providing health resources and support that serve the needs of women and their families throughout their lives. The center’s hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter.
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