Sing along Kids early English and music education program consists of interactive, singing and movement classes for young children and their caregivers. Our mission is to unite families through music, a universal language, and offer a program of high standards. You can join the program at any time, without any previous music education and benefit from it. The classes provide a happy, stimulating and encouraging environment for children to play and develop through music, drama and movement, in a holistic way. Cleo Mitilineou the founder of the program is a professional singer and a passionate music teacher. She is a mother to two fourlingual children. Sing along Kids program can help you make new friends and become part of a loving and supportive community
BENEFITS FROM JOINING OUR CLASSES
Build vocabulary, intonation and tone!
Singing helps with developing young children’s English language understanding and speech. Children and caregivers get inspired by Cleo to sing-a-long with her and enjoy practising familiar and new songs and rhymes in a playful way. Caregivers can later sing the songs and rhymes they learned to their children and bond with them even more
Develop fine and gross motor skills!
Children discover different rhythmic patterns and develop their rhythm skills by shaking and dancing to fun songs, while their fine motor skills develop by playing different percussion instruments. Crawling, moving, clapping, stomping and dancing along to carefully chosen songs and rhymes, develop children’s balance, coordination and gross motor skills in general!
Build social-emotional skills!
During our fun and educational classes, children learn how to build social-emotional skills, interact with the teacher and with their peers. Both children and caregivers can share the happiness and joy that singing and music can offer. Parents can even enjoy a nice cup of coffee or lunch with other parents at the end of the class, share their parenthood experience and become part of the Sing along Kids supportive community.
Build rhythm skills!
Children get to touch, squeeze and hold many interesting objects such as fluffy animals and colorful balls, developing their sensory and fine motor skills. Tapping their rhythm sticks, shaking their maracas, playing the tambourine, dancing with colorful scarves and making music together, all play an important role in their holistic development through music, drama and movement.
The baby concert!
Children enjoy listening to Cleo playing the recorder and the guitar, as well as to her beautiful singing, while interacting with her and their peers in wonderful ways. Some children crawl towards her, others sit where they are and listen carefully to the music, while some sit on her lap. They all enjoy clapping, moving to the beat and sing-a-long with her. Children get a chance to play the guitar as Cleo goes around and exhibits the instrument. It can be such a wonderful and bonding experience that is highly recommended to try it and experience the magic of Sing along Kids.
Children learn a range of fun songs and rhymes through music, role play, movement, actions, games and props. Parents often share with Cleo videos of their child performing a song or chanting a rhyme, while showing all the actions they learned during the classes. Such videos are the evidence that Sing along Kids early English and music education program actually works and offers a true holistic development
Award-winning opera singer Cleo Mitilineou is a qualified kindergarten teacher, as well as a singing and piano teacher. Cleo was a soloist at the Hungarian State Opera House for 15 years. Originally from Cyprus but now proud to call Budapest home, Cleo has a Master degree in Singing/Music teaching and in Opera from the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Moreover she holds a Diploma of Associate in Piano from the London College of Music (Thames Valley University), and has won several international singing competitions.
When she became a mother, Cleo shared her love of singing and music with her children. Seeing the joy and fun they experienced and also their development listening to different songs, rhymes and rhythmic patterns, inspired her to start the Sing Along Kids early English and music education program with the aim of developing different skills for both Expat and Hungarian children.
When she is not inspiring Budapest Moms to follow their dreams and personal goals, Cleo still performs occasionally and teaches individual singing lessons and piano to children. Moreover, Cleo is a class teacher at an International Kindergarten and nursery.
Cleo speaks three languages fluently (Greek, English and Hungarian) while her two children are fourlingual.
Sing Along Kids classes have been running in Budapest since September 2016 with great success. Come along and join the fun!
Week by week we explore different themes such as animals, body parts, colours, food, numbers, weather and holidays through music, drama and movement activities that develop young children in a holistic way. Fun songs and rhymes, finger play, actions, games, props, percussion instruments and the bubble show provide a stimulating enviroment for the children to engage with the teacher and their peers. Children learn through play and music, they have fun, they socialise and bond with their caregivers in a happy environment.
In addition, they get to attend a baby concert, designed especially for their age group, as Cleo plays the recorder and the guitar and sings in between with her beautiful voice.
The morning classes are ideal for babies from 4 months old up to 3 years old children. Clap and Jump afternoon classes are suitable for children between 3-7 years of age.
Find a class
Join us every second Wednesday at 10:00, at Under the Rainbow International Kindergarten and Nursery.
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