Risk and Growth: A Balancing Act

Elizabeth Mesick - Educator, Philosopher, Mom, and Blogger As a parent, finding the balance between protecting your child and allowing for safe risks is a constant struggle. If we don't allow risks, we logically know that it will not end well for our little ones, but still, all we want to do is scoop them [...]


Kindermusik® International, the world’s leader in music and movement education, today announced a new  exclusive "Rock & Roar" program to bring the musical adventures of Disney Junior's newest hit series "The Lion Guard" to Kindermusik Studios throughout the United States.  Kicking off this February, the fun-filled, 45-60 minute classes for children ages 2-5 will explore [...]

Classical Music Myths Debunked

Hello music lovers! It’s your friendly neighborhood music doctor bringing you some truth about classical music. Perhaps “myths’ is the wrong word. Really, when we talk about classical music, we constantly deal with misconceptions. And perhaps we, in the “classical music world”, don’t do a good enough job reaching out to a broader public. Remember, [...]

Music in the Baby’s Cry

We are musical beings. From the beginning, we are designed to make music. It's in the rhythm of our movement, of our breathing. If we listen carefully, we can hear music in a baby's cooing, in her babbling. This music reassures us that our child is content. He's happy with the world around him. The [...]

Parenting Playlist: Music To Help Children Focus

Ok. Put on your seat belts. I'm going to take us back in time to the 1990s. Remember everyone's favorite purple dinosaur? Perhaps not everyone's favorite, but I bet you remember his Clean Up song! I used that song constantly with my two sons as they were growing up. It was magic. MAGIC, I tell you! No fussing, [...]