Benefits for Language and Literacy

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015

Kindermusik is so much more than music. Early INTERACTIVE music experiences can have a significant impact on a child’s developing language skills, as well as on literacy and...

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Working Families want to Be Musical Families too

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016

The time with our children is even more precious for parents who work outside the home.   Upon reuniting, we envision joyful hugs and the ability to quickly reconnect and enjoy...

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Tempering Transitions with Tunes

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016

aka:  What can I do to help my child to change from one activity to another without life being a constant battle?  How can music help? Do these scenarios sound familiar to...

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Storms in our bodies with Ms Debbie and LaVar Burton

Posted by on May 9, 2015

How would your child react if they knew about a storm in their body?  Do they know they can make a storm sound story with their body?  What would they say if you asked, “Can...

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Working Families want to Be Musical Families too

Working Families want to Be Musical Families too

Aug 9, 2016

The time with our children is even more precious for parents who work outside the home.   Upon reuniting, we envision joyful hugs and the ability to quickly reconnect and enjoy home life together.  Sometimes that happens, and sometimes, it takes a bit more to get those connections.  Adding music to these routines can help us establish rituals that help us...

2016 FALL-Oh Me! Playdates

2016 FALL-Oh Me! Playdates

Aug 4, 2016

Celebrate the beauty and music of the seasons with your family, during our FALL-Oh Me! Playdates, and throughout your days together through the end of 2016. Have a song you sing together on a blustery day, explore the wonders of seasons through music and play. Kick up your heels with a family dance, Through falling leaves and drifting snow we will...

Tempering Transitions with Tunes

Tempering Transitions with Tunes

Jul 31, 2016

aka:  What can I do to help my child to change from one activity to another without life being a constant battle?  How can music help? Do these scenarios sound familiar to you? Fight to get her into the bathtub, then fight to get her out. Refuses to get dressed because he doesn’t want to leave the house?  Then begs for more time on the playground. Is...

Drum Up a Ditty for Daddy

Drum Up a Ditty for Daddy

Jun 18, 2016

Gifts don’t always come in a box.   Sometimes, the best gifts are simply heard and felt with the heart.   Imagine the look on dad’s face when he hears a song… for him, from the voice of his child. A song from the heart can be created and given by children who are just starting to talk, to those who are ready to be creative songwriters, at any...

Polk Life Spotlights Kindermusik

Polk Life Spotlights Kindermusik

Jun 6, 2016

Did you see the beautiful families?  Polk Life magazine  (a Lakeland Ledger affiliation) featured our little Kindermusik program in their most recent magazine, Wed. May 25.    I LOVE the subtitle “Kindermusik provides Nurturing Notes”.     Cool!  They GET IT ! Music Connections’ ‘Kindermusik’ program introduces music to...

Kangaroos and Capes

Kangaroos and Capes

Jun 4, 2016

A toddler sits on a blanket on mom’s lap, while she bounces him like a baby joey in a mama kangaroos pouch.  He peeks out, and hides behind the blanket.  Soon, the little joey jumps out of the pouch and bounces merrily around the room, with all the other little joeys in our Kindermusik classroom.  As the music changes, the joeys jump back into...

Using the Magic of the Pentatonic Scale

Using the Magic of the Pentatonic Scale

Apr 25, 2016

  Ding-a-ding !!!  It is a good thing the bells we play around with during our Kindermusik gathering time these days are all part of a harmonious PENTATONIC scale.  If not, it would have been very hard to listen to the clashing sounds.  This full chromatic set of high quality children’s hand bells were a delightful find for me, and I was eager to...

Call Out for Young Story Tellers !

Call Out for Young Story Tellers !

Apr 12, 2016

When young children begin to make a familiar story come alive, something magical happens.  How does your child change when they “fill in the voice” for the squeaky 3 little pigs, or the deep HUFF and PUFF of the big bad wolf ?   Do you ever pretend to be the TROLL under the bridge at the playground, as you child trip traps back and forth pretending...