Family Fun Time! Perfect Play Dough

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Posted November 13, 2009 During the first three years of life, a primary developmental objective is for a young child to learn to make things happen. This includes discovering qualities of objects, how things work, how to use objects as tools, how to plan, and how to make a plan work. Playing with things like […]

Music education and “a Kindermusik child”

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Posted November 11, 2009 Over the thirteen years I have been attending Kindermusik classes, I have come to be able to spot a Kindermusik child a mile a way. A Kindermusik child: is curious smiles a lot, even when alone is confident in his or her own voice enjoys hearing other children sing and play […]

Music is the Language of Learning

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Posted November 9, 2009 For many years, I've been looking for the words to describe why music is such an important presence in a child's early development. There's the brain research, yes. Compelling and interesting, however it's kind of gross to talk about a child's mind in terms of neural networks and neuron firing. There's […]

What is success?

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Posted November 5, 2009 To laugh often and much;  To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;  To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;  To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;  To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy […]

Celebrate Book Lovers Day on November 7, 2009

Posted November 3, 2009 What better way to celebrate “Book Lovers Day” on November 7 than to read a book? We all know that reading to our children is an important part of their intellectual and emotional development. But why is that? Parent and Child Magazine addresses the issue with a terrific article by Susan […]