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...