In the state of MA, which is not short for Mom’s Apron but for Massachusetts, there is a band of children that are as melodious as mockingbirds, as rhythmic as rocking horses, and as harmonious as honeybees. This isn't just any band, oh no, they are the fantastic, the incredible, the absolutely-must-be-seen-to-be-believed "Marvelous Melodious Munchkins of Massachusetts." In this land of clam chowders and dazzling fall colors, these sprightly kiddos have mastered the art of creating magical melodies. And their conductor? Why, it’s none other than the whimsical, wonderful, and slightly wacky Wally the Walrus! Wally, with his magnificent mustache and a baton that twinkles like a star, guides these music-loving munchkins through rhapsodies, orchestrates their overtures, and harmonizes their hip-hop. But don't let the walrus fool you! Though Wally looks like a straight-laced, serious sort of sea beast, he's known for his silly shenanigans. One day, he might conduct the band with a carrot instead of a baton, or replace a drumstick with a fish! His antics only add to the zest, as the music swirls and swells, filling the Massachusetts air with a symphony of sounds. These kids, from Boston to Berkshire, from Plymouth to Provincetown, come together, their instruments in hand and a song in their hearts. Whether they're strumming guitars, tooting trumpets, beating drums, or tickling the ivories, the Marvelous Melodious Munchkins of Massachusetts find joy, laughter, and a whole lot of fun in their musical journey under the watchful, whimsical walrus whiskers of Wally.

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best music programs in Newton, MA

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Swift Nature Camp is the perfect place for your child to spend their summer! Our overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 is located in beautiful Wisconsin. We offer a unique blend of traditional summer camp activities and environmental education to help kids increase their appreciation for nature, science, and the environment. We’ve got it all – fun, friendships, adventure trips, and nature! Spend your summer with us – you’ll never forget it!

Minong, WI 54859
4.5(4 reviews)
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At Legacy Studios, the love of dance is fostered in all. For the past 25 years, Amy and Laura have been committed to teaching dance to the Newton/Watertown/Waltham area, creating a family friendly environment where students can gain a strong technical foundation, physical stamina, and self esteem. The studio has evolved over the years, and is now taking on new life. With the encouragement of their teachers and the support of their peers, students at Legacy Studios are able to explore the joys of dance and develop their confidence in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Newton, MA 02458
5(5 reviews)
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For the past 20 years, PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration has been providing families in Greater Boston with engaging and interactive nature programming. Our goal is to inspire young children and their caregivers to explore the natural wonders in their own backyard and help combat climate change. We are proud to donate a portion of our revenue to each of the communities we serve, enabling them to support local environmental education and conservation initiatives. With PUDDLESTOMPERS, families can enjoy nature close to home and help make a positive impact on the environment.

Newton, MA 02459
4.1(5 reviews)
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At the Peirce Elementary School in West Newton, parents can enroll their children in the Peirce Extended Day Program (PEDP) for grades K-5. PEDP was founded in 1977 and is a nonprofit organization that provides enrichment activities and a safe and nurturing environment for kids. Kids can select from a variety of activities ranging from arts and crafts, sports, and cooking to music, drama, science, and more. Additional classes are also available such as Kids Cooking Green, Skiing/Snowboarding, Basketball, and Tennis. Best of all, field trips and special events are organized on a regular basis. This is an incredible opportunity for children to socialize, play, and learn together.

Newton, MA 02465
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At Artisan Childcare Center, we understand the importance of educating the whole child. We have developed a curriculum that helps children develop physically, socially, emotionally and academically. Our primary focus is to introduce music into the lives of all children on a daily basis as research has proven that early exposure to music leads to a higher aptitude in learning. We have a degreed music educator who provides daily music lessons for our infant and toddler classrooms and piano lessons for our preschool students. Additionally, we incorporate activities like drawing, painting, sculpting and acting into academic lessons to foster excitement and a love of learning. With this approach, we ensure that each child receives the best possible education.

Newton, MA 02462
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At our non-profit childcare center, we've been partnering with parents for more than 35 years to create a nurturing environment for children ages 3 months to kindergarten entry. We take pride in our long-standing commitment to providing a safe, stimulating, and developmentally-sound program. We believe our program has been successful in meeting the needs of our families, evidenced by our high retention rate and our experienced and dedicated staff. We look forward to many more years of working together to ensure our youngest members are given the best opportunity to grow and thrive.

Newton, MA 02466
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At ICCD, we understand that navigating the world of neurological, behavioral, medical, occupational, speech, counseling and educational assessments can be a daunting prospect. That's why we are proud to offer our expertise and services in Boston and the greater New England area. We are a multi-disciplinary center providing consultations and treatment plans tailored to individual needs. We also offer assessments to schools, medical centers and individuals nationally or internationally. To ensure that families and clients are receiving the highest quality care, we are continually expanding our services with multi-disciplinary team evaluations and a parent resource group to support those with ADD, ADHD and executive functioning issues. Our commitment is to foster the potential of every child in our care.

Newton, MA 02464
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At Temple Emanuel Preschool, we value the strong partnership between families and teachers. We believe that by working together, we create a nurturing community for children to grow. Our teachers are dedicated to providing a safe and stimulating learning environment, where children are able to explore and discover the world around them. Through age-appropriate materials, our play-based approach encourages children to learn and grow in all areas of development. We work with each family to ensure that their child is receiving the best possible care.

Newton, MA 02459
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At Children's Cooperative Nursery School, we strive to create a learning environment that encourages and supports each child's independence, creativity, and self-confidence. Our developmentally appropriate program puts primary emphasis on social-emotional growth, and children are given plenty of opportunities to learn and explore through structured activities such as art, music, science, and literature, as well as free-choice activities. We also ensure that our program is non-sexist and celebrates cultural diversity.

Newton, MA 02459
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At TLC Nursery School, we have been delighted to provide a nurturing and stimulating play-based learning environment to young children and their families for the past 24 years. Our programs, including Toddler, Preschooler, PreK and Transitional Kindergarten, are all designed to nurture each child’s individual growth and development. We believe that by exposing children to a foreign language and introducing them to different cultures, we can provide them with an excellent foundation to succeed in life. That’s why we are proud to incorporate multiculturalism and personal celebrations into our program, allowing children to explore and celebrate different cultures. At TLC Nursery School, we strive to ensure that each child excels academically, socially, and emotionally. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment, and we believe that our play-based curriculum is the key to success.

Newton, MA 02460