An Infant Learning Curriculum
A program of the FSU Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy
"Little Ones Music Play" groups are fun, educational, and designed to teach your infant new skills in language, motor abilities, and cognitive skills through music!
What is Little Ones Music Play?
"Little Ones Music Play" groups are designed to help infants develop language, motor, and cognitive skills through interactive music activities. Musical play with Mom, Dad, or caregivers will also encourage bonding. You will learn relaxation techniques to improve your infant's sleep.
When and where are groups offered?
For children 18 - 23 months old: Every Friday at 9:30 am
For infants 12 - 17 months old: Every Friday at 10:15 am
For infants 6 - 11 months old: Every Friday at 11:00 am
All groups meet at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Women's Pavilion. Groups will last approximately 30 minutes.
Is there a cost and how do I sign up?
The cost to attend Little Ones Music Play is $5 per family per week, due upon arrival to the group each week. Advance payments are not accepted. Cash is preferred but checks are made payable to FSU NICU MT. If paying with a check you are required to show a valid driver's license. There is no pre-registration required to attend a class.
Who can attend "Little Ones Music Play" groups?
Any infant regardless of ability level can attend. Infants born preterm and full term are welcome. Infants can begin attending groups when they are 6 months old (corrected age) and can continue coming until they reach 2 years of age.
How is the music content for groups decided?
Music activities are designed to target the American Academy of Pediatrics developmental milestones for each infant age group. Baby sign language, movement activities, and cognitive activities will all be taught through music.
Directions to Women's Pavilion:
Enter the new Women's Pavilion and Emergency Center parking garage from Medical Drive (accessed from Miccosukee Rd. or Centerville Rd.). After going through the gate, immediately turn left into area marked "Overflow ER Parking" (do not go up the ramp directly in front of the gate). Meet at the elevator on level L marked "Women's Pavilion Staff Access Elevator." A "Little Ones Music Play" group member will be waiting to take you up to the group. There is a $1 parking fee.
Please call the Music Therapy Office at (850) 431-7468 with any questions