ABC Music & Me

For 2 - 4 year olds

The ABC Music & Me program is offered weekly.  Each lesson emphasizes a different area of your child’s development:  confidence, coordination, vocal expressiveness, careful listening, and early exposure to reading skills.  You will see your child develop the social skills, listening skills, and learning skills necessary for early school success.  This course also provides a primer for early keyboard skills.

Kids call it fun.  We call it learning!

                                                       Perhaps you’re wondering….

How can music prepare my child for school?

During preschool years, children learn to “tune out” much of the visual, auditory, and physical stimulus they encounter.  Positive experiences with music teach children to “tune in” practicing focused attention and discrimination to sounds.

Why is music such a great teaching tool?

Music stimulates the brain, forging neural pathways in all domains of learning; cognitive, language, emotional, social, and physical. Your child’s entire brain is involved when he or she participates in music and movement activities.

Small World also offers programs run by outside organizations to further enhance your child's development...and fun! 

Kindermusik with Amy

Pre-school aged children now have the opportunity to learn important life skills in a fun and exciting way! Jindo Martial Arts, located in Tonawanda, has been the home of a very successful Lil’ Dragons program since 2010. Lil’ Dragons is a unique martial arts curriculum, designed especially for children ages three through six. The program not only teaches students the basic martial arts tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and spirit, but also reinforces life lessons, including the importance of exercise and healthy living, safety, cooperation, and more. This program develops a child's mental skills such as listening, focus, memory and vocabulary. It will help them physically with their balance, coordination, timing, distancing, strength and flexibility. Socially, they'll learn character traits like cooperation, respect, self-discipline/control and sportsmanship. And finally, it will cultivate emotional skills, such as properly dealing with and managing anger and excitement.