In the delightful land of Reading Rainbow, a mountain island rises, and it is full of music and stories that bring books to life for children.   And it is the music and books from Kindermusik International that are sprouting up all over that Music Mountain.

Kindermusik International and Reading Rainbow, two of the most trusted brands in childhood education, are partnering to bring more ways for children and parents to learn together.  In March, the Reading Rainbow app  included Music Mountain Island, featuring Kindermusik!

Reading Rainbow’s app
 hosted by LeVar Burton, guides children on a reading adventure to themed “islands,” each filled with hundreds of children’s books and video field trips.  This app is available on iPad and Kindle Fire.   Check out the video introduction.


With the addition of “Music Mountain,” (named with the help of the Kindermusik community!) a limited selection of Kindermusik’s music-themed eBooks and videos will be featured alongside other newly produced and music-themed content from Reading Rainbow.

This collaboration with Reading Rainbow reinforces my own experience in the classroom and what the research clearly states—Music supports a child’s literacy development in many ways, including: 

  • Phonological awareness
  • Vocabulary building
  • Listening skills
  • Reading accuracy
  • Prosody

Extend your Kindermusik experience and encourage your child with fun ways to read, learn, and explore – through the Reading Rainbow app available via iTunes app store and the Kindle Fire app. Try it for free today!