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2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Camps + Classes

This year's winners and finalists

Published on: June 28, 2019

2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Camps + Classes

Sunshine Music Together
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Courtesy Sunshine Music Together

Engaging Infant or Tot Class

Winner: Sunshine Music Together

It’s done it again: Sunshine Music Together coasted into the winner’s spot for the eighth time. The youngest learners — from newborns to age 5 — learn music at locations throughout the Greater Seattle area. Parents rave about the parent-and-tot classes, and we’re guessing kids love that they can wear pajamas to evening classes. One voter wrote that “the vibe is always different, depending on kids’ energy level and silliness. This is such a great mix of singing, instruments, rhythm and dance.” 

Finalists

It’s never too early to learn how to be a drummer! Children from newborn to 5 years old enjoy multilingual percussion and movement experiences at Baby Jam classes in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Young participants drum, dance, play and sing songs in English, Spanish and Hebrew, and each class culminates with a jam session.

Kids from newborn to age 8 benefit from an array of Music Together class options at the Music Center of the Northwest, and caregivers get to join in the fun, too. One reader tells us her 20-year-old son still sings songs from Music Together classes, sharing that this space was a “warm, engaging and supportive environment for a first music learning experience, and a great way to get to know other parents.”

Parents adore the Redmond Toddler Group’s kind and sweet teachers, and note that the education and socializing offered are valuable for parents and their toddlers alike. That’s right: This is a parent and toddler education cooperative experience, with a parent educator for the parents, a teacher for the young, and community for everyone.

Child & Caregiver classes at Sponge are taught by native-speaking teachers. For the first 50 minutes of these 55-minute classes, everyone is immersed in the focus language and culture. Children ages newborn–4 years and their caregivers learn through play, song and dance at multiple locations in the Greater Seattle area and on the Eastside.

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