Looking to jam? The Building for Kids Children’s Museum (BFKCM) will have free admission for Music Makers Free Day Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Thrivent Mutual Funds with support from WBAY, this event will feature music from Randy Peterson, programs from the Mile of Music educators, plus other music and science activities!
Along with the musical activities that will be happening all day long, families can enjoy the BFKCM exhibits, learn about the science of sound and create art to music in the da Vinci Studio.
“We recognize the importance of music to a child’s development,” said Jarrad Bittner, Executive Director at the BFKCM. “Music and music classes help with intellectual, social, emotional, motor and language development. Plus it can ignite a lifelong passion for creativity.”
Schedule of events:
9:30 a.m. – Mini Mile of Music
Age: 0-3 years
Songs, dancing, and music games for little ones.
10:00 a.m. – Suzuki Baby Music Class
Age: 0-3 years
Rhythm, rhyme and familiar tunes in an environment designed specifically for babies and toddlers. The Suzuki Method provides the littlest children with confidence, determination and a lasting enjoyment of music. Bring your babies and toddlers for a shortened Suzuki Baby Music Class and be impressed by your child’s concentration and create treasured memories to share.
10:30 a.m. – Singing Picture Books!
Watch, listen and interact with lively storytellers as they bring picture books to life with song, dance and a ton of fun.
11:30 a.m. – Randy Peterson
Entertainer, educator and storyteller, Randy finds song material by looking at the world through children’s eyes. From marveling at the worlds of science and nature, to the simple joy of making a new friend, he brings these gems to life in a most entertaining style.
1:00 p.m. – Randy Peterson
2:30 p.m. – Parachutes and Boomwhackers!
Come sing, move, Boomwhack and run in and out of parachutes in the most colorful music making session for young ones at Mile of Music.
The BFKCM has been empowering children, engaging parents and energizing the community since 1992. For more information about the BFKCM, including its programs and events, visit www.buildingforkids.org.