I remember the first summer of taking piano lessons. I was five years old, and my parents enrolled me in a group piano class, called Tiny Tot Piano, taught by a local piano teacher, Dolores. She had a tall, old upright piano and I needed a stool under the bench, so my feet wouldn’t just … More Lessons for a Lifetime
Which of these songs do you know from your childhood? Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Hush, Little Baby Brahm’s Lullaby Go to Sleep Hush a Bye Baby 5 Little Ducks Lullabies have been around for centuries. In fact, we use lullabies in our group music classes as a means of bonding between parent and child, it … More how lullabies help babies
An article was posted online titled “Singing to children may help development of language skills,” preparing babies brains for language. The research was conducted by Sally Goddard Blythe, a consultant in neuro-developmental education and director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. Blythe believes that singing to and, later, with a child is the most effective … More Singing with babies preps brain for language
Did you know that 90% of preschool children that have music training display an enhanced ability to understand, define, and explain words? Interested in a music class for your baby, toddler, or preschooler? Check out the group music classes offered in Troy, Ohio at http://www.weemusicstudio.com/classes!
Researchers from Northwestern University link the ability to keep a beat to reading and language skills. To read the article, click here.
This research was conducted by Laura Cirelli and researchers from McMaster University. The following is taken from McMaster University. “Helpful bouncing babies show that moving together builds bonds from the time we learn to walk.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 June 2014: Whether they march in unison, row in the same boat or dance to the same … More bonding with baby
What fairytales do you remember from your childhood? National Fairytale Day is Friday, February 26th. Here are some ideas when sharing these stories with your children and a chance to win a copy of a fairytale to read with your children as well! Most of us know the popular fairytales that Disney adapted to an animated film either … More National Fairy Tale Day + Giveaway
What comes to mind when you first think of Valentine’s Day? Candy. Cupid. Cards. Chocolate. Hearts. Love. Romance. Gifts. Date Night. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? How do you celebrate this special day with your child? As a child, I remember my parents going out on a date for Valentine’s Day. But, Valentine’s Day was not just … More You Can Count on Me for Valentine’s Day
Does all children’s music have to be unbearable?
As a music educator, I believe when children listen to music, it should have quality. Just as adults enjoy listening to instruments in their favorite artist’s album, children should also be able to do the same! … More Unbearable Children’s Music?
Wait a second…are those the right lyrics?!? As we get closer to the holidays, I hear the song from Charlie Brown being played. “Christmastime is here…happiness and cheer” are the words being sung by the characters from Peanuts. But, as I look around everyone is stressed with their ‘To Do List’ and activities that fill the calendar. What … More Christmastime is here…stressfulness and cheer?!?