Twitter Word of the Day: “Kinder”

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From Twitter, July 5-6, 2009.   chloe_louise13: Is running the kinder room by myself today. My god is it hard work! reportbusiness: The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness they can find in other people. (Leo Tolstoy) esachsenmaier: spent a lazy july afternoon wandering the new kinder gentler manhattan – bike […]

Music Is Math

  Check out Music Is Math video. This is incredible. An Irish musician/video artist named Glenn Marshall created a program that "listens" to music and generates visuals based on what it hears. He describes the process on his blog, http://glennmarshall.wordpress.com/.  

Twitter Word of the Week: “Giggle”

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From Twitter, June 19-26, 2009       peerybingle: Beautiful breezes through open windows, kiddie swimming pools with giggling children, and laundry on the line: does it get better than this? wendybear1: Silly children! Boys are running amok giggling in my house. It's all good. I need this more often. BlauBlau66: Hilarious evening with children […]

First Kindermusik Class

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This blog post (http://yu-fei.blogspot.com/2009/06/kindermusik-trial-class.html) got me thinking about that FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE. Sometimes I think, as parents, we won't be happy with a new experience unless our children are squealing in delight, impressing everyone with how (brilliant/advanced/coordinated/social/musical) they are, sitting attentively, singing loud and clear, clapping, holding hands with other kids… Me? I have a […]

3 signs you might be in a great baby-and-toddler music program:

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1. Happy grown-ups! Parents and teachers check their egos at the door. Grown-ups are clapping, wiggling, and bouncing just as much as the children.  2. No one talks about the children as “musicians” and “non-musicians”: The best early music programs for kids aren’t in the business of creating little virtuosos. They use music to grow great children […]