Stories that make us all smile

One of our favorite things at Kindermusik International is when we are emailed stories from happy parents. These stories usually make us smile, not only because we get to see how the parents are enjoying their classes, but we know happy parents means happy Kindermusik educators too! Here's one of those emails we got with […]

Naturally speaking, of course

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The more you expose your baby to language, the stronger his verbal skills will be. Language acquisition is a gradual process that involves many facets of development including listening, imitating facial expressions, playing peekaboo, and babbling. Your child will learn language naturally by hearing it used in context when you sing, read, talk, and listen […]

What Teach For America and Kindermusik both know

One thing I love about teachers: the great ones want to learn from each other. A fascinating article recently came out in The Atlantic. “What Makes a Great Teacher?” seeks to answer that time honored question with data from Teach For America (TFA). It’s a powerful finding: great schools have great teachers. But so do […]

Listening equals learning

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"It turns out that mere exposure makes an enormous contribution to how musical competence develops." -researchers at the University of Amsterdam In Kindermusik class, we tell parents that simply having their child in an interactive musical environment has huge impact. This impact usually goes well beyond what we are seeing in class. (For example, a […]

Behold, the power of music!

Kindermusik educator Kathy Morrison recently received an email from one of her enrolled parents who is homescholing her children. The email read: "I just found another HUGE benefit to the kids knowing all about steady beat. We recently began learning about syllables in words. I thought it would be kind of a tricky thing to […]