Kinder Beat is an outstanding introduction to music for children aged 2 – 4½ years.
This award-winning program features activities that children of the 21st century need for cognitive development and accelerated learning.
The vibrant grooves and contemporary flair of Kinder Beat are immediately apparent. Children instantly connect with the freshness and vitality of the songs. Our engaging characters – Kinder Bear, Kinder Roo, Joey and Super Cool Mouse – make every lesson a special experience for every child. They ensure that the fun factor is always embedded.
Kinder Beat is developmentally precise. It is a truly exciting and unique start to music that sets the global benchmark for early childhood music.
The progressive curriculum fosters effective learning through music play experiences. Our building block approach ensures that knowledge, skills and musical understanding are extended with each new song. Extension activities are a feature of every lesson. These additional layers stretch the boundaries of music learning and promote individual creativity. By level three, children are improvising on the piano, able to maintain their part in complex ensembles and have developed fundamental aural and music literacy skills.
Whilst each Kinder Beat level flows into the next, they have also been designed as independent units. This gives teachers the flexibility to choose the best starting level to suit the age and ability of each student.
Children who successfully complete Kinder Beat advance to the Encore on Keys Junior Piano Series.
Focus activities develop the foundation skills necessary for all musicians.
- Rhythm, beat, pulse and metre
- Body percussion
- Musical games and improvisation
- Singing songs, rhymes and solfa/solfege
- Movement, dance and gesture
- Percussion playing – tuned and untuned
- Listening, reflecting and responding
- Story-telling and mime
- Coordinating with a range of props
- Ensemble playing
- Reading, understanding and interacting
with iconic and traditional notation
- Piano/Keyboard playing (Level 3)
Musical Instruments and Props
During Kinder Beat lessons, teachers use a variety of musical instruments and props to stimulate the senses and enrich the learning experience.
- The Music Box
- Rainbow Ring
- Flash Cards
- Percussion Instruments
- Chime Bars/Tone Bars
- Character Puppets
- Coloured Felt Strips
- Music Staff Mats (Level 3)
- Keyboard Mats (Level 3)
- Piano/Keyboard (Level 3)