Mommy Reblog: How to Start a Mommy Blog

We're always keeping our eyes peeled for great content to pass your way. Mommy Bloggers are always sharing excellent ideas and activities with the world and we love signal boosting the best of the best. But what about you? If you are a parent, I'm positive you have a story to share or a parenting technique [...]

In Your Right Brain

The brain is a mysterious organ. It is responsible for all the functions of the body, processes pain, yet has no pain receptors of its own. It's 73% water and produces enough energy to light a small LED bulb. An infant's brain is constantly growing but is already about 80% of the size it will [...]

Kids Get It: Music is Magic

We've said it many times, and it's kind of become my catchphrase...music is magic. We bring you lots of studies about music's positive impact on learning domains, on brain development, and on academic achievement. We highlight these important aspects of an early childhood rich with musical experiences in many different ways - because we really want [...]

The Blues: Music and Mood

The Blues - one of the first American musical genres - has been with us now for well over a century. It finds its roots in the music of Africa, what ethnomusicologist Gerhard Kubik calls the "cradle of the blues." Early music made by African slaves used a great deal of call and response form; this is [...]

Groundhog Day Fun: Make Your Own Shadow Puppets

With all of the hype and focus on Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day is often overlooked --- except by the weatherman and the groundhog, of course.  As we all know, the big deal on Groundhog Day is whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, and if we have hope for an early spring or if [...]