This is our essential Music Together® class is for children birth to 5 years. A child can attend our Mixed Age classes through all nine song collections. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers &S211; grouping together children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style, community learning. Younger children can enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children, not quite ready for formal instruction, but old enough to participate in class completely independently, can build confidence and learn by leading the younger ones. Adults are happy because several children in a family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers &S211; parents, grandparents, nanny &S211; can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this community friendly, family music experience. Materials include 2 professionally recorded CD's, and a beautifully illustrated songbook. New families also receive a DVD and parent guide.