We recently had the opportunity to review Kinderbach!
Kinderbach is an early education piano curriculum for home or classroom use.
The target age for this program is 3-7 years old.
There are 6 curriculum levels to Kinderbach,
each with a very detailed syllabus of what skills are being addressed.
Each level is scheduled to last 10 weeks (with 4 lessons/week)
For each level of Kinderbach there is a cooresponding PDF workbook:
These are included with the online lessons, and certain DVD bundles.
The workbooks include activities designed to complement curriculum standards for language arts and mathematics.
Kinderbach is also in the process of offering their online lessons on mobile devices and tablets.
Cost: $19.95/month for online lessons (discount for a 12 month subscription) -OR-
Purchase them in DVD format in variouse packages (and about $220 for the complete set)
What I Thought:
I currently have a 2 year old and a 6 year old, so I’ll let you in on what they thought of the program.
Monkey who is 2, absolutely loved the characters….especially Dodi. All day long I heard Dodi this and Dodi that..and the short lessons really held his attention. The workbooks however were WAY above his level so he just colored and scribbled along with the video.
Bubba who is 6, enjoyed the video lessons, but wanted to watch them all in a row, sometimes consuming 10 lessons in a row, because they were so short he just wanted more. He enjoyed the rhythm and sound exercises, but the worksheets were WAY below his level so he just ignored them as well.
So…I’m thinking that the target age for this program is probably more like 3 -5 and perhaps higher ages depending on ability level. I also see the value of this program more in the classroom or daycare setting where you have multiple children within that age range. (Or if your own children are spaced closely together you might get more of your money’s worth)
We did have a great time exploring their curriculum,
as did other TOS Crew Review team members!
Pssst: You can try Kinderbach here FREE!
Pssst Pssst: If you check out their Facebook page
you’ll find a 40% off coupon code for all of their at-home products.
This would significantly reduce the cost of their DVD bundles!
Disclaimer: As part of the TOS Crew review team I recieved 3 months of Free access to Kinderbach’s online curriculum.