As many families on Long Island may already know, the Long Island Children’s Museum is a great place to take kids to learn about science, animals, music and art. What parents might not know is that the museum also offers great classes that they can take with their kids. One such class is the Music and Movement class.
The Music and Movement class is offered twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. In the class, the teacher takes kids and parents who want to participate through various songs that encourage movement. The class starts with the Hello Song and ends with the Goodbye Song.
During the 30 minutes of the class, kids play shakers, maracas and bells, and they dance around the room in a conga line. There is also a mini puppet show with songs where the kids help to put voices to some of the characters. At the class the Long Island Mamas attended, all of the kids had a great time and were up and moving the entire time.
Music and Movement classes are offered at the museum year round; however, this summer the museum is offering special Music and Movement classes with local entertainers Darlene Graham and Louie Miranda.
Darlene Graham will be leading the class on Friday, August 3 at 11:30 am and Louie Miranda will be leading the class on Friday, August 17 at 11:30 am and Friday, August 31 at 11:30 am.
The classes are recommended for ages 3 and up.
Cost: $11 museum admission, $3 for Music and Movement class with museum admission ($2 LICM members), $10 special summer Music and Movement class without museum admission
Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
Contact Info: (516) 224-5871
By Mikaela Walker