Theresa Case

5 Big Benefits: The Social Learning Domain and Kindermusik

The textbook definition of social-emotional development “…includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (Cohen and others 2005).  At its heart, social development for children is about connections and understanding and expressing emotions.   In the very early years, it’s about connecting and [...]

Educator Spotlight: Buffie Dumas

A veteran Kindermusik educator, Buffie Dumas has been teaching Kindermusik since 2000, the same year she first opened her Kindermusik studio business, Kindermusik with Miss Buffie, in Auborn Hills, Michigan.  Lovingly called Miss Buffie, Miss “Buppie”, and even “Miss Puppy” (her personal favorite!), Buffie is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children [...]

Educator Spotlight: Yeoh Sheau long

One of the pioneers to introduce early childhood music in Malaysia, Yeoh Sheau long and her sister, Yeoh Sheau in, first brought Kindermusik to Malaysia in 1994.  Kindermusik at SIM grew from two students in Yeoh Sheau in’s inaugural class to a program that today has 15 licensed educators teaching over 50 Kindermusik classes at [...]

No Matter What – Sing to Your Child

It’s the viral video that made its rounds on Facebook and probably made you tear up a bit too.  A mom sings a sad love song to her 10-month baby, and the baby’s eyes well up.  Why does the baby have such an emotional reaction to the mother’s singing? In her article featuring this viral [...]

Book Review: The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

The Keeping Quilt is the heartwarming biography of four generations of the author’s own immigrant Jewish family and the unique quilt that wraps all of the generations together. “’We will make a quilt to help us always remember home,” Anna’s mother said. ‘It will be like having the family in backhome Russia dance around us [...]