NHSA Preview: Using Music Rituals to Create Calm

Kindermusik is thrilled to be presenting at the 45th Annual National Head Start Association (NHSA) Conference and Expo in Anaheim, California, from April 23-27, 2018. We’ll be sharing our expertise on all things music and movement in four fantastic sessions. We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it, here’s a sneak peek […]

More Recess, More Focus

Things are happening at Eagle Mountain Elementary School in Forthworth, Texas. They are happening on the playground and in the classrooms, and believe it or not, they are connected. Recently, the school tripled the amount of recess time the students received and the results have been amazing. We have talked about the importance of play on this [...]

Singing in Choir Makes you Happier

Mental health - thankfully, in recent years, it has become more acceptable to talk about it in public. The stigma of dealing with a mental health issue lessens with each day that passes. This is a good thing. As it turns out, singing in groups has a very strong impact on mental health. Without question, [...]

5 Big Benefits: The Social Learning Domain and Kindermusik

The textbook definition of social-emotional development “…includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (Cohen and others 2005).  At its heart, social development for children is about connections and understanding and expressing emotions.   In the very early years, it’s about connecting and [...]

Mommy Reblog: Building Your Child’s Creativity and Emotional Health Through Music

Angela England, a mother of five from Oklahoma, shares her thoughts on how music can help build your child's creativity and emotional health. She writes for Mom Blog Society. Creativity Skills in Music Education As children move from attentive listeners to beginning performers, they begin to express more and more self-expression. They learn how to adapt [...]