Social & Emotional

Kindermusik Reviews: What Do You Do With A Problem?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love books that ask questions. A question immediately engages a child before you even start reading a book. Their minds spin...they want to know the answer. And in the case of Yamada and Besom's beautiful book, What Do You Do With A Problem, finding the answer [...]

Finding your Place in the Performing Arts

Some kids are naturals, born for the stage. You’ve seen them before. Little or no training and singing and dancing like pros. For some, performing does not come that easy, if they can do it all. I know a student that struggled to find his place not only in the music room, but in any [...]

How to Keep the Daily Rhythms and Routines that Matter to Your Child

Here in the States, summer is almost here, and with it often comes changes to our normal routines.  As adults, we adapt to the break and look forward to a change of pace - a different kind of busy.  But a change in routine can be very unsettling to young children who not only need [...]

Can you Spoil your Baby? Probably Not

How many pictures of newborns have you seen in the moments after the little one arrived in the world? I'm talking about a specific category of photos - the beautiful shots of mothers holding their babies for the first time - that all important skin-to-skin contact. Medscape tells us this: ...newborns who are placed skin to [...]

Kids Need to be Kids

Author and early childhood education expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige makes the case for authentic educational experiences, less concerned with assessment and more concerned with experiences that give kids what they need - opportunities to be kids. Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige knows a thing or two about childhood development. For 30 years, she trained teachers at Lesley University [...]