A Family Soundtrack for Spring

A Family Soundtrack for Spring

Mar 21, 2016

What’s on YOUR Soundtrack for Spring? The emergence and progress of the seasons is a common thread woven throughout time, through all areas of the world, through all cultures, young and old, rich and poor.  ALL of us are influenced by it’s changes and it’s presence.   And MANY have been inspired to compose music to express our emotions...

Ten Tips on Tuning In and Tuning Out

Ten Tips on Tuning In and Tuning Out

Jan 19, 2016

Hearing is an ability, Listening is a skill.  Let’s explore some thoughts about our attention for what we hear, and how we may use this information as a parents to help our children learn the skill of listening, starting as an infant.   1 – Listening is different from Hearing. ·        Hearing is the physical mechanics of the brain to...

Best Elements in Music education for 5 – 6 year olds

Best Elements in Music education for 5 – 6 year olds

Aug 18, 2015

While there is a lot of information about the benefits of music education, sometimes it is harder to find what parents should be seeking for their young child’s music development.  Opinions vary greatly according to the source, and often parents have misconceptions about musical development.  For example, parents may not consider the child’s musical...

Classical Music that Engages Children

Classical Music that Engages Children

Jan 24, 2014

Many composers have written classical music specifically for children.  We may know a few, like Peter and the Wolf, or Carnival of the Animals, but to find an extensive collection that is easy to share with, and actively engage children is not information that is found easily.  Kindermusik albums include several short sections of engaging classical music in...

Family Dance Playlist – Debbie’s Favorites

Family Dance Playlist – Debbie’s Favorites

Dec 31, 2013

Coffee table?  We have no coffee table… it would take up too much of the dance floor.  In my house, the big front room has no TV, but just a big open floor in the middle with a wall of CDs & stereo on one wall, instruments and books all around the other edges.  This leaves a lot of room for creativity… and dancing !  Especially as we ring in...

Generation C – Wired Connections Impact on Young Children

Generation C – Wired Connections Impact on Young Children

Sep 30, 2013

I just learned the term that will represent our children’s generation – Generation C – the Connected Society.   In many ways this CAN be a good thing, but as with most things, moderation, good choices, and balance are key to success.   This infographic from Early Childhood Education Degrees has fascinating information that outlines...