Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together will offer a Babies Music Together class this fall at the Picker Family Resource Center, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. The eight-week class, tailored for parents and babies newborn to age eight months, will be held on Friday mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., beginning October 4.
Research has demonstrated that babies benefit greatly from early exposure to music. Music Together is an international research-based early childhood music program. 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. The cost for this eight-week class is $115 (materials included).
Classes will be held on October 4, 18 and 25; November 1, 8, 15 and 22; and December 6. RSVP for the demonstration or register for the classby calling instructor Jess Day at 593-6645 or visit www.midcoastmusictogether.com. Payment plans are available upon request.
The Picker Family Resource Center on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus is located between the Women’s Health Center and Urology Building, 3 Glen Cove Drive, off Route 1 in Rockport. Use the parking lot and door nearest the Urology side of the building. Call 596-8950 for directions if needed.
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 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit: www.penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter.