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
There are reasons that it is beneficial for children to hear books repeatedly, as well as songs. Devon Corneal writes in her article Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids (Even If It Drives You Nuts), about 5 reasons why we should go ahead and read the book again. As I read … More Books on Repeat [and songs, too]
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
The University of Washington conducted a study on how music has an effect on 9 month old babies and how their brain responds to patterns of sound. “[Their study was] the first in young babies to suggest that experiencing a rhythmic pattern in music can also improve the ability to detect and make predictions about rhythmic patterns … More babies brains responding to music
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 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?