Toddler Hip-Hop (THH) is a learning village for children who are 5 years and under. THH grew from a need to create a connected village and foster positive ethnic identity development for children of African descent as early in their lives as possible. We use Hip-Hop as a vehicle because we know that the conscious aspects of this art-form have been a path for many young people to discover, express and positively impact their realties.
THH is an intergenerational gathering in which young children are brought by a parent; grant parent, auntie, uncle or care-giver. We begin with Chaklua (a community meal). Like one big family we sit, eat together, and greet the children as a way of building relationships this sets the stage for the upcoming play, music, dance and life. We then are led by our skilled instructors (or an occasional guest artist) who have a love of both children and Hip-Hop, together we engage in actives and curriculum that are developmentally age appropriate and enjoyable for toddlers.
Toddler Hip-Hop engages children for 2 hours, each session has a relevant theme, focuses on a related virtue as a part of an ongoing charter building process and hi-lights the 9 Elements of Hip Hop. We also have woven opportunities for parent education as well. THH is fun organized play, promotes healthy social interactions with a Hip Hop musical back drop and feel. Come Party with us!!!