What do Mariah Carey, Cher, Donna Summer, Dianna Ross, Aretha Franklin & Faith Hill have in common? They’re all part of Music Lessons for children at Gymbore Play and Music! How could these iconic Divas possibly belong in Music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, you ask? Think about it. As a parent, you may have been surprised & delighted to hear your little one mimic the “hook” found in popular music playing on the car stereo or laughed hysterically at your child’s spontaneous dance moves to music emanating from your Mp3 player. Good news parents! Even pop songs explored in an early childhood music program are good for kids because pop songs contain short, simple and memorable rhythm and melody patterns that are just right for building a young child’s memory. And those patterns are repeated over and over again making them more memorable, predictable and more accessible to your child. Gymboree Music I, II and II classes are filled with a variety of global and popular music styles for your child to enjoy and learn from. So the next time your child wiggles or shouts out “Rah, Rah, ah, ah, ah” to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, you can smile and rest assured her brain is working hard identifying patterns, sequences, musical phrases and melody!