How Imaginary Friends Help COVID-Era Kids

Is your child conversing with an imaginary friend or stuffed animal? That's a good thing.

Does your child have imaginary friends? Wondering if it’s a positive or a negative phase? Let me tell you a story…

My mother grew up in a small southern US town in the 1940s, when polio was rampant. My grandparents, who were older and struggled to have a child, were naturally fearful of the disease and scared to lose her. So, Mom wasn’t allowed to play with other children very often.

Except for one.

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3 Ways Music Boosts Social-Emotional Learning in ANY Environment

Whether you're a children's music teacher, social worker, or homeschool instructor, our curriculum can be used in a virtual OR in-person format.

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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