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...

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...

Good Morning My Sunshine

Good Morning My Sunshine

Jan 12, 2016

“Good Morning my sunshine.”    A baby wakes up…  and everybody wakes up, although some folks get to go back to sleep.  A stumbling parent fights the urge to stop at the bathroom in order to reach the baby as soon as possible, opens the door, and greets the baby with smiles and a cheerful voice, sometimes heart felt, sometimes  tongue in...

Music makes Potty Time into Party Time

Music makes Potty Time into Party Time

Feb 1, 2015

Is the process of diaper changes and / or potty training such an utter challenge because your child simply won’t stay still that long? Do you feel like the rodeo queen, wrestling the diaper off and on your little one in multiple different positions – much like a cowboy trying to catch and wrangle a calf?    I’ve been there, and I’ve...

Spontaneous Housecleaning May Occur

Spontaneous Housecleaning May Occur

Sep 14, 2014

Whether it’s “Dust, Dust, Dust”, or “We are clothes in the Washing Machine”, our families are learning some great songs and activities that help make the cleaning up routines at home something to look forward to. In the Our Time program, Milk & Cookies, children become actively engaged in real life issues, but in a more...

Songs and Silliness Sets Up Success for Searching

Songs and Silliness Sets Up Success for Searching

Aug 4, 2014

“I can’t find it… will you help me?”  is the most overused phrase in most households, … and it is not always my children who can’t find their things… many times it is me.    Frustrations can get high, especially if there is an important time factor involved.   As parents, this can be a time that we don’t necessarily handle the situation...