Storms in our bodies with Ms Debbie and LaVar Burton

Storms in our bodies with Ms Debbie and LaVar Burton

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 you swallow a storm?”    And what happens to “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm”? I was recently blown away by the opportunity to join LaVar Burton for a...

Transform Pencil into a Homemade instrument

Transform Pencil into a Homemade instrument

Feb 17, 2013

What kind of instrument can be made with a pencil???  It is likely for a child to get a colorful  pencil as a Valentine’s gift these days, esp. from teachers.  But, there are many creative ways to use it.  It can be a fun challenge to design and create a unique instrument with one or more pencils. Since 2008, my Kindermusik students and families...

Color and Share the Love

Color and Share the Love

Feb 10, 2013

Color and Share the Love ! … with the “We Love Kindermusik” Coloring Page Print out one or more, turn on some Kindermusik recordings, and enjoy the relaxing act of coloring.  Many people, including my mom, find it very stress relieving, the process of creating something beautiful. It is a fun and connecting activity to sit side by side with...

Grandparent Gifts

Grandparent Gifts

Dec 23, 2012

Grandparents ARE a gift.   With some, they are a gift if they live nearby.  With some, they are a gift if they live far away.  Yeah, I know what you are thinking, and that may be the case for some folks, but I am serious here. To a child, the best from their grandparents is the gift of  unconditional love, and the gift of time, which many of them finally...

Thanksgiving Reflections with Children

Thanksgiving Reflections with Children

Nov 17, 2012

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to help our children learn to reflect,… on gratitude, and on the value of our history.  We value those who took the first actions to meet together in peace to celebrate the bounty of the land upon which we live.  And we value those who have established rituals and traditions that help us reflect on our many blessings.  ...

Let’s Go Driving Together

Let’s Go Driving Together

Jul 1, 2012

Let’s go driving together… this fine, fine day !  These students are enjoying our summer camp “On the Road”, as we enjoy the adventures of driving, and celebrate road trips, and our favorite destinations through music, movement, literature, snacks, and art !         Away We Go !  There are only a few more spaces remaining in...