May 2019 - The Therapeutic Effects of Music
Listening to music, making music, moving to music…these are all pleasurable experiences. Most of us probably don’t need scientific proof of that (although it does exist; pleasure-inducing substances are released in the brain in response to musical input). The many research studies exploring music’s effects simply confirm what we experience firsthand every day. Music can transport us, inspire us, and change our moods; it can calm us or pump us up. Read the full article on the therapeutic effects of music from Kindermusik International here.
April 2019 - How to Make a Bunny Mask
For some extra fun this Spring, using materials you probably already have at home, check out this tutorial on How to Make a Bunny Mask with your little bunny at home!
March 2019 - How to Calm An Upset Child with Music
Music is often thought of simply as entertainment, but its power as a conjurer of emotions is undeniable. You probably have that song that transports you right back to your first big breakup, or to a special moment from childhood. Certain music makes you want to get up and dance, while other tunes can make you weepy for no obvious reason. Music’s unique ability to influence our emotions makes it a powerful tool to manage feelings and behavior. Read more from Kindermusik International on how to calm an upset child with music.
February 2019 - Baby's Got the Beat
From the Beginning, Baby's Got the Beat!
January 2019 - Musical Resolutions
2019 Musical Resolutions
It’s that time of year when everyone is talking about resolutions. Losing weight. Exercising. Spending more time with family. Working less. The list goes on. So Kindermusik thought they'd put a musical twist on making resolutions and suggest four musical resolutions that are easy to make and stick to!
December 2018 - Screen Time
Research-Based Answers to Your Questions about Screen Time
On October 25, 2018, the Zero to Three organization presented an informative webinar: “Screen Sense: All the Need-to-Know Research on Screens for Children Under Five.” Every parent has questions about this hotly debated issue! So Kindermusik wanted to share the research-based findings the panel presented at the Webinar. (Panelists were Rachel Barr, a Georgetown professor and early childhood researcher; Elisabeth McClure, a researcher for the LEGO Foundation; Rebecca Parlakian, from Zero to Three.)
Here are the highlights from the presentation that Kindermusik International noted:
November 2018 - Thanksgiving Giggles
Serve up a side of giggles at your Thanksgiving dinner by sharing these seasonal, turkey inspired jokes!
October 2018 - Dem Bones
Dem Bones is a FREE 13-track playlist of the top kid-friendly Halloween songs to treat your little ghouls and goblins. No tricks here, other than sneaking in a little musical learning along the way! So, hit play and get your spooky groove on with our Halloween album above.
September 2018 - Grandparent's Day Craft
Grandparent's Day is on September 9, 2018. You might be a grandparent bringing your grandchild to Kindermusik class or you might be a parent wanting to share the joys you see in class with them. Grandparents play a special role in the life of a child. Let's celebrate the importance of the love grandparents give, the lessons they teach, and the smiles they share with a special craft ideas you can make together or give as a gift in honor of this celebratory date!
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