A Moving Child is a Learning Child

Sing n’ Sprout’s Music and Movement Studio offers “Family n’ Me” classes, for children newborn – 5yo and their caregivers, Monday-Saturday.  Scroll down to learn more about prices, classes and how to sign up!  

We are located in Sioux Falls, SD in the MacArthur Square building on the Southwest corner of of 57th St and Cliff Ave.  Our address is 5000 S. MacArthur Lane, Suite 109 Sioux Falls, SD.

Classes: Start teaching today!

Set your Lil’ Sprout up for school-ready success through music and movement.  Our 45 minute “Brain Gym” class stimulates the mind, body and spiritual development of your Lil’ Sprout. “Family n’ Me” classes are for caregivers and their children ages 0-5 yrs old. Each month we offer a rotation of three different class types inspired by best-loved themes.

Class Examples for Pricing, FAQ's, & Sick Policy

Pricing options are listed below and are for ONE child. Sibling discounts available.  FREE: Siblings younger than 6 months and older than 6yrs.  

We follow the public school calendar for holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, July 4th, etc).  We are also closed one week in August.  What happens if you want to join a session after it begins?  No problem, we can pro-rate the price to accurately reflect the number of weeks you attend.  

  • FALL Session: $125/$35 Sibling –Unlimited Classes Sept-Dec 20
  • WINTER/SPRING Session: $175/$50 Sibling –Unlimited Classes Jan-May
  • SUMMER Session: $105/$30 Sibling –Unlimited Classes June-August 
  • $12 – Drop in ea. child
  • Free Trial Class – **Receive 10% off all pricing options on the day of your free trial!

Can I try out a class first before deciding to attend?

Yes, you can!  We offer a free trial class so that you can experience a class before making a purchase.

Do I attend class with my child?

Yes, all classes are designed at the studio to be taken alongside a caregiver.

What does a typical class look like?

Before each class begins, there is an invitation to play in the middle of the room. There could be instruments, movement props, or books depending on the class.  Once the teacher will call class to order, we sit in a circle to sing our Hello song. Each class varies on songs, activities and instruments used but will always end with our Goodbye song and a stamp if desired.   Each class is designed to aid in your child’s development body, mind and spirit.

What if my child doesn’t participate or misbehaves in class?

Each child has different temperaments and personalities.  Some children need time to warm up to a new environment. They are still learning as they absorb their surroundings even if not participating.  

Children misbehave for a variety of reasons: hunger, tired, over-sensitized, scared, or establishing independence to name a few.  As caregivers, we can feel shame when our child misbehaves, wanting our children to perform well. The teacher will use redirection as a common strategy to help.  If you need to remove your child from the class, there is a hallway outside the studio. You can return when you feel comfortable to do so!

Can other family members come or bring my child(ren)?

Absolutely!  We love having all family members attend: Moms, Dad, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, and Uncles. Nannies also are welcome to attend.

If my child has special needs, can he or she participate?

Yes!  We work with all children and their families.

How is Sing n’ Sprout different than other music and movement programs?

One of the things that makes us different is that we teach family style to all ages birth through 5 years old.  We also have flexible scheduling, allowing you to not be locked into a certain day and time to attend. Another difference is our Christian emphasis.  However, you do not need to be a Christian to attend. All classes include a prayer time. Of the three classes offered each month, one class will be completely centered around a Christian theme.

Do you have discounts for siblings?

Yes!  We try to make it as affordable for families with multiple kids. The discount vary depending on the pricing option.taken

Keeping our classroom safe takes top priority. Thank you for helping keep our classroom healthy for all who attend:

Colds: The common cold presents the most frequent problem since it is so easily transmitted from child to child. A child with a “heavy” cold and a hacking cough belongs at home, even though there may not be a fever.

Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Fever: Children with vomiting, diarrhea, and fever should be kept at home. A child must be free from the above symptoms for 24 hours (without the use of vomit, diarrhea, and fever reducing medications) before coming to class.

***A child with a fever over 100 degrees orally or 99 degrees axillary should not attend class. 

Rashes: A rash may be the first sign of childhood illnesses, such as chicken pox. A rash or “spots” may cover the entire body or may appear in only one area. Do not bring your child to class until your doctor says it is safe to do so.

Lice: We use scarves in class.  Many times we put scarves on our heads. If your child has head lice (live lice) they must be treated with a lice shampoo treatment before they can come to class. Exclusion for live lice or eggs is neither necessary nor recommended by research or reputable sources. Treatment must be repeated in seven days or as the package indicates.

Open Sores: Open sores need special attention. Impetigo is one form of a contagious skin infection that requires medical treatment before a child can attend class.

Miscellaneous: A variety of other conditions (fifths disease, hand, foot and mouth disease, scabies, flu, etc.) may require special health care. When you suspect or know your child has a contagious problem, we would appreciate you keeping your child home.

Example of a Monthly Class Schedule

January: “Rise and Shine,” “Winter Wonderland,” & “Jonah”

February: “Penguins!,” “Loving’s Day,” & “Power of God

March: “Cat’s and Dogs,” “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” & “God Loves Me!”

April: “Bears and More Bears,” “Easter Fun,” & “Creation”

May: “We Love Mom,” “Bugs, Worms, and Butterflies,” & “Noah’s Ark Boogie”

June: “Dads are Great,” “Monkey Business,” & “Jonah”

July: “Summertime Fun,” “Things That Go,” & “Power of God

August: “The Deep Blue Sea,” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” & “God Loves Me!”

September: “Going to the Zoo,” “1,2,3’s and ABC’s,” & “Creation”

October: “Fall Festival Funk,” “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” & “Noah’s Ark Boogie

November: “Give Thanks,” “Superheroes,” & “Jonah”

December: “Jingle Bell Jive,” “Pajama Time,” & “Power of God”

Why Music and Movement is Vital to Your Child's Development

Science proves music and movement experiences build neural connections in Lil Sprouts brains strengthening all areas of development (cognitive, physical, social, emotional, linguistic and spiritual), and the effect is lifelong!
 
Brain development is nonlinear. There are fertile times when the brain is able to wire specific skills at an optimum level. These fertile times are called windows of opportunity.
 
The windows are scientific; they are open from birth to puberty. These windows are the same for all children. Consistent, repeated, and multisensory learning experiences strengthen brain network connections. The brain of a 3yo. is two and a half times more active than an adults brain. Brain development is contingent on a complex interplay between genes and the environment. Experiences wire the brain. Repetition strengthens the wiring.
Join us for music and movement classes and your child will experience these benefits:
Music:
• Development of concentration, memory and listening skills.
• Learning basic speech patterns.
• Learn rhymes to give phonological awareness that is crucial to learning to read and write.
• Widen children’s vocabulary and increases recall to these new words and their meaning.
• Stimulates children’s creativity and curiosity.
Movement:
•Build a strong relationship between their bodies and their brains.
• Stimulate brain development in young babies and children, encourage the creation of neural connections, particularly across the two hemispheres.
•Moving around, through, under, over, into spaces and negotiating objects is one of the best ways to teach young children spatial awareness.
Rhythm:
•Hone children’s listening skills and concentration.
•Master many fine and gross motor skills, from writing and cutting with scissors to running and skipping or even riding a bike.
•Identifying and maintaining a musical beat do considerably better in all academic subjects, particularly math and literacy.
Dance:
• Develop children’s coordination, balance and control.
• Build neural pathways across the brain, which are essential for learning.
• Develop their listening skills and to follow instructions.
• Identify patterns and facilitate understanding of numerical concepts.
• Express emotions, and is particularly important when they don’t always have the vocabulary to express themselves.