Simple Gifts for Kids: Batteries Not Required

Sandblocks and other handheld instruments are perfect gifts for older toddlers.

Is your head spinning in a whirlpool of holiday ads? Remember this: simple gifts for kids will keep on giving.

Between Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday savings, and all the other holiday sales, it’s hard to research before you buy. The one piece of research you can always count on?Simple toys are BEST for early childhood development.

Stay stress-free this season with our Top 5 Tips for Buying the Perfect Simple Gifts for Kids.

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Why Music In Schools Post COVID Is Critical

Why Music In Schools Post COVID Is Critical

Remember when music in schools campaigns really took off in the 90s? The quest to make music a standard part of the  “3 Rs:” Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, still isn’t over.

Wait…only one of those starts with an R!

Aside from the letter discrepancy, the narrow focus of the 3Rs is outdated. So, how can we get all schools on board with a modernized view of early learning?

First, we need a new acronym. And here’s why music should get its own letter.

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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.

Are you a Mira, Royal Detective fan? This fun-filled Kindermusik x Disney Junior® Experience is being offered in virtual and in-person studios around the world through April 2022.

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! 

These limited-time classes fill up fast…find a virtual or in-person experience that matches your schedule!

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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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