Tommy Thumbs – Two of my Best Friends

Tommy Thumbs – Two of my Best Friends

Mar 8, 2016

“I have TWO friends that I carry with me everywhere I go…  my Tommy Thumbs !   How about you?  Did you bring yours?”  Toddlers love to have friends with them, who are ready for a game or two whenever they are called out.  ”Tommy, Tommy Thumbs, where are you?   Oh… THERE you are.  Are you ready for a dancing game?” Tommy...

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...

All Activities are Language Activities

All Activities are Language Activities

Apr 21, 2015

Babies, when immersed in a rich language environment with learn to communicate well, without specific help… for the most part.  Some children are born with challenges that will have to be addressed as they are recognized.  But typically, all a baby needs is for language to be an active part of their everyday experiences.  We learn about and practice...

Making the Most of Your Kindermusik Experience

Making the Most of Your Kindermusik Experience

Sep 16, 2014

You are investing a lot of time and money into this Kindermusik experience.  I fully believe it IS and will be worthwhile.  I will do my BEST on my part, and from experience, I have recognized that there are a few things parents can do that really will enhance your experiences, and make the music and learning come alive in the heart and mind of your child. Be...

MORE Connections with Signs for Babies

MORE Connections with Signs for Babies

Jul 21, 2014

               Why would parents want to use sign language with a baby who can hear? Words themselves are a substitute for an object or idea.  In order to learn to understand what a word means, the child has to develop the neurological connection between the two.  When we use more of our senses, such as hearing the word, and seeing the sign in...

Let Musical Creativity Flow… Start with a New Pencil

Let Musical Creativity Flow… Start with a New Pencil

Feb 11, 2014

A Brand New Pretty Pencil has so much potential !    There may be stories to write, or pictures to draw, or songs to write, or instruments to make.  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...