About Our Tot Programs
The Recreation Department offers several different Tots programs for age newborn to 5 years. These programs are intended to have toddlers learn through play and socialization. Find the perfect class or program for your toddler in our current Activities Guide. To register for classes online please click here.
Based on a German model, Kindermusik was developed in the United States over 30 years ago. It is It is taught worldwide and incorporates the early childhood musical foundations of Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, and more. Becky Linafelt received her Kindermusik teaching license in 2003 and is proud to be part of the Takoma Park community as a mom and educator. She is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Maryland Music Teachers Association (MMTA).
Busy and curious toddlers also love Kindermusik® classes that are offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department. To register for all Kindermusik® classes, please visit: www.kmwithbecky.kindermusik.net
Other Great Tots Classes Offered by the Recreation Department
Preschoolers love to exercise their imaginations through pretend play. Let's Pretend class members will develop this natural creative behavior through dramatic readings, improv, sensory exploration, physical experimentation, imagination exercises, singing/movement, props and games. We will warm up (like real actors), read a story, engage in exercises & experiments based on the story, and finally perform the story. Instructor Gretchen Doughty.
September 19 - November 7
9:30 am to 10:15 am
Ages 2.5 - 5 years
My Special Grown-Up and Me
Welcoming new and returning students to a friendly and entertaining introduction to the arts class which explores Colors, Textures and the Joy of Creativity with a variety of fun projects including all basic forms of art: painting, printing, sculpting, molding, gluing, sewing and cutting. Instructor Rachel Gates.
September 13 - December 6
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ages 3 - 6 years
Suto Dance for Tots
The Suto Dance Company has offered quality dance instruction to all levels since 1973. Suto offers professional, well organized dance programs as well as producing spectacular annual dance performances. The importance of technique, musicality and styling is stressed to all students at any level of training. Students are encouraged to participate for the entire 32 week program and also the two annual dance performances. For more information call 301-871-1000 or visit www.sutodance.com. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department.
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Ages 3 - 4 years
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