3 Ways Music Boosts Social-Emotional Learning in ANY Environment

Social-emotional development can STILL happen in a COVID-Era learning environment.

Social-emotional learning is a critical piece to positive early childhood development, and we know that music can accelerate this growth.

But how can educators use music to boost social-emotional skills in physically-distanced or virtual classrooms? 

And what does it look like by age? Pair our free, colorful infographic with the quick tips below to keep track of SEL milestones and consider how music can elevate this critical piece of early development!

Download Kindermusik's free social-emotional learning infographic with our milestones-by-age guide!
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Outdoor Music Classes Bridge COVID Socialization Gaps

Outdoor Music Classes Bridge COVID Socialization Gaps

When the pandemic forced families to social distance and quarantine, the negative effects of social isolation hit young children perhaps the hardest. The need for connection is pressing and real. And that’s where Kindermusik’s outdoor music classes come in.

Many Kindermusik families love our virtual class opportunities (they’re a huge hit!) and they’re here to stay. However, some of our educators found that children responded better to a physically distanced, outdoor environment.

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Kindermusik x Disney Junior Music Class: Mira, Royal Detective!

Kindermusik has partnered with Disney Junior to create a special music and movement class featuring the series Mira, Royal Detective! Get all the details and save your spot.

It’s finally here…the Kindermusik x Disney Junior® Mira, Royal Detective Experience is coming soon to a screen or studio near you!

Our 45-minute music and movement class will transport you to a magical Indian-inspired world where you’ll sing, dance, learn, and solve mysteries just like the lead character of the new series, Mira! 

This limited-time opportunity is already filling up. Find a virtual or in-person experience that matches your schedule!

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3 Ways Music-Based Rituals Help Alleviate Back-to-School Change

3 Ways Music-Based Rituals Alleviate Back-to-School Change

The past few months have brought lots of uncertainty and requirements for change in how we educate children. Change—especially for children in any capacity—is hard, but one thing always helps…music! Here are 3 quick tips on how music-based rituals can help alleviate transitions (like drop-off times and mask-wearing) and enhance child and family engagement. 

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5 Ways Unstructured Play Boosts Learning (Plus Tips-By-Age Guide!)

Ways Unstructured Play Boosts Learning - Kindermusik

This is a brand new day.

Ev’rything is just fine.

Time to go outside and play

Ev’rything is just fine.

(from Kindermusik’s rhythmic chant, “Ev’rything Is Just Fine”) Listen below!

“Ev’rything Is Just Fine” is a Kindermusik track that gets stuck in your head. And if you have or care for young children, that’s a good thing!. “Time to go outside and play…” Exactly. We must never forget that young children NEED TO PLAY. For everything to be “just fine” for them, a key ingredient is regular, unstructured play. 

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6 Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

6 Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

Usually, family summer themes include vacation, festivals, summer camps, and more. This year is very different, with overtones of catch-up and preventing severe boredom in the midst of lingering closures. However, one thing hasn’t changed…the looming threat of “summer slide” which extends from babies to early elementary students. So, how do families combat learning loss while recovering from a pandemic?

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A Message from Kindermusik: We will not be silent.

A Message from Kindermusik: We will not be silent.

To Our Kindermusik Community,

The birth of a child comes with such great promise, excitement, and joy. However, we know that the promise for every child is not equal. Inexcusable hardships begin at birth for some children, and for many, simply because of the color of their skin.

The events of the past week have unnerved and outraged our communities globally. And though the murder of George Floyd brought issues of Black social injustice and blatant racism to light, they have been an ongoing theme that can no longer be ignored. While inclusivity is at the center of what we do at Kindermusik—whether in a studio or through a school system, library, or outreach programs such as Head Start—it is not enough. Kindermusik will not be silent. We can do better and we will.

Like many companies, Kindermusik is reflecting internally on what we can do to show our solidarity and how we can make lasting change within our organization and communities. We pledge to do the following as a company: 

  • Continue expanding our efforts to create content that incorporates a global perspective, promoting lasting bonds within families and communities, and acceptance of people from all faiths, ethnicities, cultures, and across all age groups and economic situations.
  • Actively seek rich and honest guidance from fellow early education leaders and parents everywhere.
  • Weave diversity conversation ideas into our classrooms, curriculum, and general conversations to help parents and caregivers address these important principles early and often. 
  • Listen to what YOU have to say. If you have feedback on how we could improve our Kindermusik experiences, please email us at info@kindermusik.com.
  • Implement an inclusion task force to determine where–internally or externally–we can improve our practices.

As an early childhood company, we are especially focused on the healthy development of each and every child in an environment where they feel seen, heard, and treasured. For the best future of all children, we raise our voices to stand now and forever against racism. We will work hard to continue to promote positive connections and to sing loud and clear that Black Lives Matter. 

Sincerely,

The Kindermusik Team