Kids in Rhythm Provides 1:1 services with a Qualified Habilitative Specialist.
These are things we can help your child improve on:
Cognitive development is all about how you learn and think. It's not just memorizing facts, but understanding the information so it can be put to use in your everyday life, including:
Understanding cause and effect,
Developing an increased attention span,
Understanding fact & fiction (or the difference between a truth & a lie),
Preschoolers may be small, but they're full of big questions. They love to collect things and like practicing the same thing again and again. Pre-schoolers are also risk takers who try new things often.
These efforts develop their cognitive abilities and enhance their motor skills, improving characteristics that should be embraced, encouraged, and celebrated!
As children grow and develop, they should be able to improve their ability to focus on tasks at hand, remember information more easily and think critically. Cognitive skills help children better understand relationships between ideas as well the process of cause-and-effect; this leads them towards a greater overall analytical skill set.
Preschoolers are learning to talk about their feelings and the feelings of others. Social-emotional develop- ment, however, involves more than just expressing emotions. It entails:
Developing friendships with other children and healthy relationships with adults
Creating a positive personal identity (liking oneself and building confidence, for example)
Participating and engaging in learning
Regulating one’s own behavior and emotions
Developing a working memory, curiosity for the world, and persistence
The emotional well-being of children in their early years has a large impact on the quality and stability of their relationships with adults and peers. Children who are emotionally healthy will have better social interactions than those without, making it easier for them to establish positive associations with others.
Children are born with the innate curiosity, social nature and ability to feel big emotions. They need guidance navigating their feelings so they can react appropriately in various situations.
Being around other preschoolers is an important part of growing up. Children need to feel safe, nurtured, respected and loved.
Daily Living Skills
Self care skills are the everyday tasks undertaken to be ready for daily life activities. As children age, they should develop independence in these important areas of their lives.
Daily living skills include:
toileting and washing
brushing teeth and brushing hair
Daily living skills are often referred to as (ADL)
It may be difficult for some children to do some of these activities. Occupational therapists work with the core problems that are keeping someone from doing these activities and develop ways to make each activity easier for their client.
Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows your child to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, helping develop healthy self esteem.
Do you want your child to be more independent and self-sufficient? These skills can help.
Early intervention is an important part of childhood development. It can lead to effective communication, positive relationships with peers and adults, and decreased behavioral issues in children when used as early as preschool age.
What makes Kids in Rhythm different than other preschools?
Kids in Rhythm offers music therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and behavior intervention for those children in need. We offer these services before, during, and after preschool…your choice! Please contact us before registering.
If you are feeling burned out with all of the therapies and think your child would benefit from having all of their therapies in one place with support for parents, then let’s get your intake form completed and start your assessment!
What activities will my child participate in?
Kids in Rhythm Starts the day with free play and then goes to circle time. Circle time includes a review of the days of the week, months of the year, weather outside, and numbers. Your child will also read a book during this time. This will be followed by recess and then academic centers. That’s followed by another recess and snack. Then we have a closing circle time and go home.
Once a week Kids in Rhythm has a music together class which is led by a music therapist. We work on social/emotional, communication, and motor skills.
What is Preschool Prep Camp?
Does your 3-5 year old child love music? Do you wonder if your 3-year old is ready for pre-school? Do you feel like your 4/5-year old did not receive the normal pre-school experience because of Covid? What if there was a way to prepare your child for pre-school in a way that is supportive and inclusive? What if you could provide your child with a ‘test-run’ to make sure they are ready?
What is The music Together Program?
Kids in Rhythm is excited to incorporate Music Together into its inclusive preschool programs. Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age eight—and the grownups who love them! First offered in 1987, these music classes help little ones develop their innate musicality—and much, much more.
The early childhood music curriculum has decades of research behind it, in both music education and child development. We know what we're talking about, and we're good at what we do! And because we recognize that children learn through play, we make everything we do in class engaging and fun.
Why does Kids in Rhythm Encourage circle time?
Learning happens just beneath the surface during a simple daily ritual of gathering known as circle time. No matter what you call it (morning meeting, morning assembly), this routine is valuable for development and education in children's lives.
In circle time, preschoolers get to know their peers and improve attention span by following along with the group.
We know that children of young ages respond better to things they are familiar with, which is why we include it in our daily routine.
Circle time also helps children work on five key skills: looking, thinking, listening, speaking and concentrating.
Circle time is beneficial to children as individuals and their school. Benefits include:
A sense of responsibility.
An understanding of how their behavior affects others.
Improved problem-solving skills.
Improved emotional intelligence.
A sense of community.
Improved speaking and listening skills.
Improved relationships between children, and between children and their teacher.
Kids in Rhythm is a Pre-School + Therapy Center for both Neuro-Divergent and Neuro-Typical children ages 3-5.
For some kids, the brain is a playground of creativity. A number of studies have shown that children with learning or thinking differences are "wired" differently than their peers; in other words, they're born with brains that think and process information uniquely.
What is the difference between Neuro-divergent and Neuro-typical?
Neuro-divergent children are those who have one of the following less typical cognitive variations: autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or dyspraxia. Neurotypicals on other hand are those with more common mental capacities and intellectual/cognitive capabilities.
Neurodiversity is a concept that helps kids with learning and thinking differences frame their challenges as simply different. It can help them embrace who they are in terms of what makes them unique, rather than focus on how other people may view them or the obstacles they face because of it.
Our goal is to help children learn and thrive together, while providing the therapies your child needs while they are IN school!
We believe that this will:
Lessen the burnout from both parent and child
Help your child thrive in preschool while receiving the amount of therapy actually needed
Give you more time to do preferred activities
This is exactly why I created the Kids in Rhythm Pre-School and Therapy Center. I wanted to help children with and without disabilities learn together. When I was a child I was rarely around children with disabilities. This was a disservice to me and to them. I also created this center to provide children an opportunity to thrive in a typical preschool experience with necessary supports in place.
If you believe your child would benefit from learning in a fun, musically-driven, and inclusive environment, we would love to invite you to enroll your child in our Pre-School Prep Camp with Kids in Rhythm.
Q: Is this Pre-School Prep Camp and Kids in Rhythm applicable to children who don’t need therapy?
A: Yes. Our inclusive pre-school is designed to encourage children of all abilities to learn together.
Q: Will my child’s learning be impacted by having neuro-diverse children in the classroom?
A: Here at Kids in Rhythm, we encourage kids with and without disabilities to learn and thrive together. “Research shows that high-quality inclusion can help young children make gains that are not only visible during preschool but also realized much later in life. Further supporting these outcomes are parent and practitioners’ perceptions of how exposure to inclusion from an early age can positively influence all children’s behaviors and skills.” (via First Steps to Preschool Inclusion study)
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Occupational therapy is a treatment for people with coordination and movement problems. It can help improve the motor skills involved in everyday tasks, like writing or getting dressed.
These skills include fine and gross motor skills, as well as coordination. Therapists also help with balance, self-regulation abilities, and more!
The need for occupational therapy can come up at any age and for a wide range of reasons. But there are lifelong conditions that impact motor skills starting in early childhood, like developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
A child with DCD may benefit from OT as an adult but the most effective time to start is when they’re young - because it changes their brain development so they adapt better later on. With the right encouragement, even struggling children can feel like they are improving. That feeling of progress and accomplishment will help build a student’s self-esteem by showing them that their hard work is paying off!
Kids in Rhythm focusses on fine and gross motor skills. What are fine and gross motor skills?
Gross motor skills are the use of large muscle movements, such as independent sitting, crawling or walking. Fine motor skills involve using small muscles like grasping objects and drawing on paper.
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Why do some children need speech therapy? Speech therapists have a variety of tools and techniques to improve the way your child moves their mouth, shapes words with sound or just communicates. Whether it is stuttering, having trouble swallowing food, difficulty pronouncing words correctly or trouble understanding language; there are many reasons why kids may require help in this area.
Speech therapy can help children improve all aspects of their lives. With the use of this treatment, kids will be able to speak and express themselves more clearly which in turn helps them feel better about themselves while also improving communication skills with others.
Speech therapy can help with dysphagia
Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. This can be a sign of something going on in your throat or esophagus -the muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the back of your mouth to your stomach. Although dysphagia can happen to anyone, it is most common among people who have problems with their brain or nervous system.
Why it's important to start speech therapy early:
An earlier diagnosis can help your child be more successful in school, build their self-esteem and become a more independent communicator.
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Music therapy is a therapeutic technique that employs the use of music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. It uses activities like listening to melodies; playing an instrument; drumming or writing songs which promote healing feelings as well as regulate emotions such as anger or sadness.
clients may participate in the creative process by composing their own songs or creating improvisations. They can also engage with receptive processes through listening to relaxing pieces of music and discussing any thoughts or feelings they experience from it.
Exposure to music and movement instruction has been shown to improve children's memory, cognitive development, learning skills and expressive ability. Music is a crucial component of early childhood education because it promotes group learning as well as strengthening social skills such as turn-taking and cooperation among students.
The benefits of music therapy are so exciting. It could even be tempting to take up an instrument yourself! Kids naturally burst into song and pick up on melodies, which can help you become a better ally in their growth by encouraging these tendencies.
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