Blog

World Gratitude Day, 2018

Posted September 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

In honor of World Gratitude Day (Sept 21st), we are proud to feature guest blogger Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., who writes here about how a small shift in mindset can help each of us adopt an attitude of gratitude.   Michelle has been an early childhood educator for more than 30 years, starting as a “teacher …

Continue reading “World Gratitude Day, 2018”

The post World Gratitude Day, 2018 appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: ,

The Joy of “Bridges”

Posted September 10th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

In honor of Grandparents Day, we’re giving you a sneak peek at an exciting new Kindermusik program that celebrates the special relationship between seniors and young children. For this blog entry, Deanne Kells, VP of Product Development for Kindermusik International, shares why this program has personal resonance for her.   FINDING CONNECTION Not long after …

Continue reading “The Joy of “Bridges””

The post The Joy of “Bridges” appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: , , ,

LABOR DAY:  WAIT, WHAT ARE WE CELEBRATING AGAIN?

Posted August 31st, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

For many of us, Labor Day is associated with the bittersweet emotions that accompany the end of summer. It’s the unofficial harbinger of fall, an excuse for retailers to hold massive sales, and traditionally, the rather arbitrary national deadline for wearing white. But Labor Day has far more significance—and a more sobering history—than its present-day …

Continue reading “LABOR DAY:  WAIT, WHAT ARE WE CELEBRATING AGAIN?”

The post LABOR DAY:  WAIT, WHAT ARE WE CELEBRATING AGAIN? appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: ,

How Back To School Ready Are You?

Posted August 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

We wait all year for summer—our annual celebration of bare feet, beach outings, barbecues, and bathing suits—but no matter what, it always seems like it’s just too short. Making things worse is the fact that the better part of August—which should occupy prime summer real estate on our calendars—is spent preparing for summer to end! …

Continue reading “How Back To School Ready Are You?”

The post How Back To School Ready Are You? appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: ,

Kindermusik Turns 40…and Celebrates with Educators at Professional Development Conference

Posted August 9th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

From July 25 to July 29, 2018, the city of New Orleans—always up for a party—was brimming with even more music than usual. That’s because more than 250+ Kindermusik educators gathered at Loyola University to sing, dance, and celebrate their shared passion for enriching children’s lives through music. The occasion? The 40th Anniversary Kindermusik Educator …

Continue reading “Kindermusik Turns 40…and Celebrates with Educators at Professional Development Conference”

The post Kindermusik Turns 40…and Celebrates with Educators at Professional Development Conference appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: ,

Sun’s Out, Shoes Off: Why Barefoot Is Best

Posted July 24th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

It’s summer! Time to kick off your shoes, feel the grass beneath your toes, bury your feet in the sand, and do the scorched-foot tiptoe-dance on your way into the pool. As the weather heats up and boots get shoved to the backs of closets, those pale feet that only a short time ago were …

Continue reading “Sun’s Out, Shoes Off: Why Barefoot Is Best”

The post Sun’s Out, Shoes Off: Why Barefoot Is Best appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: ,

“Summer Slide”: What You Should Know

Posted July 16th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

Water slide, playground slide, Slip N Slide…nothing more perfectly conjures the feeling of summer fun and freedom. The smiles, the giggles, the breeze whipping through wild hair… But for some parents, summer slide invokes less positive feelings. That’s because the term refers to the dreaded loss of school-based learning that occurs from the end of …

Continue reading ““Summer Slide”: What You Should Know”

The post “Summer Slide”: What You Should Know appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: , ,

Celebrating Independence in Young Children

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

As July 4th approaches, and Americans prepare to celebrate the red, white, and blue, those of us at Kindermusik are pondering independence—our country’s, certainly, but also our children’s independence. (We can’t really help it; we’re all about die kinder.) Most parents would agree that independence is vitally important to cultivate in children. After all, isn’t …

Continue reading “Celebrating Independence in Young Children”

The post Celebrating Independence in Young Children appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: , , ,

Hoping to Nurture Social-Emotional Wellness in Your Child? Music Helps.

Posted June 29th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

What Is Emotional Intelligence? Since 1990, Americans have been keenly interested in “emotional intelligence.” That’s the year the term was coined by Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer, who claimed that “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking …

Continue reading “Hoping to Nurture Social-Emotional Wellness in Your Child? Music Helps.”

The post Hoping to Nurture Social-Emotional Wellness in Your Child? Music Helps. appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: ,

Fathers Are Important Every Day; Not Just On Father’s Day!

Posted June 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

There are two dates on our calendar that celebrate parents, but one seems to get far more attention than the other. While Mother’s Day arrives with flowers, fanfare, and marketing campaigns galore, Father’s Day seems to get short shrift. Fatherhood and Healthy Child Development Since the 1970s, research studies have repeatedly highlighted the impact an …

Continue reading “Fathers Are Important Every Day; Not Just On Father’s Day!”

The post Fathers Are Important Every Day; Not Just On Father’s Day! appeared first on Minds On Music – Kindermusik.

Tags: , , , , ,