July 2018 - Kindermusik with Grandfriends
Studies have shown that music and movement have positive impacts on not only children but seniors as well. By bringing the Kindermusik experience to the senior community, we are able to enrich the lives children and seniors alike. It is truly a magical experience for all involved. Check out this video or click the image above for a small taste of the magic!
June 2018 - Father's Day Gift Craft: How to Make a Popsicle Stick Pencil Holder
Need a special gift for Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Brother, or the important person in your life worth celebrating this Father's Day? Try making this fun popsicle stick pencil holder courtesy of Kindermusik! Check the full tutorial video out here.
May 2018 - 3 Easy Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
Happy Mother's Day from Sing N Move! In honor of all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Caregivers, Neighbors, etc. etc. that are special to us and especially in the lives of children all around the world, we're sharing 3 Easy Mother's Day Crafts for Kids! Make these as a surprise or together with Mom, Grandma, Auntie, or any special woman that has influenced the life of your child!
Check out "What You'll Need" for each craft below and do one, two or try them all!
Watch the Tutorial Here
1. MOM PAINTING
2. EGG CARTON FLOWERS
3. MARSHMALLOW DOUGH
April 2018 - How to Make Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets/Physical Learning Domain
There are so many benefits to combining music and movement, specifically when it comes to physical development in little ones. Movement builds muscle, makes your heart stronger, gives you more energy, and can even put you in a better mood. In addition to all of those benefits, most importantly, moving can make you a better thinker too!
Check out this learning domain video that talks about enhancing physical development through music and movement.
Also, you can try this fun craft this Spring and Make Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets!
Try taking your finger puppets to the park to practice zooming around/some gross motor skills!
March 2018 - How to Make No Mess Shamrocks
Get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with this fun, no mess, shamrock craft that you can enjoy with your little one! Watch the full video tutorial here. For extra ease, try taping the bag down to the table or their high chair tray to really let them practice their independence! Also, who says that shamrocks need to be green?! Try any color of the rainbow rhyming words as you create to boost cognitive and vocabulary development! Here are some examples:
"I see RED...If you see the color RED, tap your head, tap your head!"
"I see BLUE...If you see the color BLUE, tap your show, tap your shoe!"
"I see YELLOW...If you see the color YELLOW, wiggle like Jell-O, wiggle like Jell-O!"
"I see PINK...If you see the color PINK, blink your eyes, blink your eyes!"
"I see BROWN...If you see the color BROWN, lie down, lie down!"
Feb 2018 - How to Make Valentine's Stamps
Looking for a way to put a personal twist on Valentine's this year! Try using these easy stamp making ideas when it's time to make Valentine's for the ones you love! You'll be able to use materials you probably already have around the house and your little one will really be able to express themselves! You can watch the tutorial here!
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Jan 2018 - Castle Craft
The winter months can be long with little ones! If you're looking for a way to re-purpose all of those holiday shipping boxes and it's a cold, inside, kind of play day, check out this craft tutorial on how to build a castle out of a big box!
Dec 2017 - Reducing Holiday Stress
An excellent Kindermusik article that discusses 5 ways that music can stop your child's holiday meltdowns! A great resource for learning relaxation techniques and reducing holiday stress amidst a busy time of year!
You can download some mindful music to accompany some of these techniques by clicking here!
Nov 2017 - Fine Motor Skills Practice
We love to develop fine motor skills in Kindermusik class! Even something as simple as waving allows us to explore a wide variety of fine-motor skills. Engaging your child at home in activities that allow them to practice using their fingers/isolating each finger, moving their wrists, and even elbows are activities that will boost their fine motor skills. Some activity ideas below are options that allow your child to coordinate all the muscles he/she needs to eventually write her name, tie her shoes, or play an instrument someday. Try these out and practice fine motor skills - with pasta - with playing cards - to prepare your child for an infinite amount of life skills!
Sing N Move LLC is owned and opearted by Lena Sandulova-Baeza, licensed Kindermusik Educator, in the Lehigh Valley. Liv Forster is also a licensed Kindermusik Educator at Sing N Move LLC.
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