Benefits for Language and Literacy

Benefits for Language and Literacy

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 reading. . Long before a child is able to speak, they are listening, recognizing that words flow into phrases.  And their brain is processing how rhythm and pitch interplay with...

Music and Math Play Well Together

Music and Math Play Well Together

Jun 30, 2014

There is no doubt that there is a significant link between early music instruction and cognitive growth in certain other nonmusical abilities, such as math, memory, and spatial-temporal reasoning.  Kindermusik makes it easy for parents to learn how to enjoy musical activities with even very young children that help lay the foundation for success in mathematical...

Listening and Vocal Play with Birds and Children

Listening and Vocal Play with Birds and Children

Nov 8, 2013

“What does a bird say?”  A lot more than tweet, or chirp.   Most children only consider one sound, but an observant child with more experience with bird sounds might ask, “What kind of bird?”   Fun vocal play with different bird sounds can open up the world of birds, and sounds, with your child, and can have so many wonderful developmental...

Musical Solutions to Parenting Dilemmas

Musical Solutions to Parenting Dilemmas

Jul 27, 2013

Many parents first consider Kindermusik because of the developmental and educational benefits to their child.   It didn’t take me long to realize Kindermusik would offer so many parenting solutions as each of my children go through “challenging stages” Having graduated in Music Therapy, I knew a lot about how music influences behaviors and...

Help A Child’s Body Relate to Space – Part 2

Help A Child’s Body Relate to Space – Part 2

May 29, 2013

Do you remember that class in school where you wondered if you would ever use that skill in the real world? Quadratic equations and diagramming a sentence might come to mind. Spatial awareness, on the other hand, is something you use every day but never took an actual class on it. You employ spatial awareness when you use a fork to pick up food from your plate...

Helping a Child’s Body Relate to Space – Part 1

Helping a Child’s Body Relate to Space – Part 1

May 26, 2013

Our body’s five senses are typically well-known, but the sixth sense is not always part of our general knowledge.   But it can be easy to understand… all we need is a medium sized balloon and some water to help us see it in action. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching are all ways our bodies use to help us learn about the world.   But...