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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Become a Children’s Music Teacher with Kindermusik

Posted June 7th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

If you’ve ever thought seriously about teaching children’s music-and-movement classes, or have pondered the idea of opening your own music studio, you may feel daunted by all there is to consider, manage, and learn. Maybe you’ve put off your dream of becoming a children’s music teacher in favor of something that seems more realistic or …

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NHSA Preview: Using Music Rituals to Create Calm

Posted April 4th, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

Kindermusik is thrilled to be presenting at the 45th Annual National Head Start Association (NHSA) Conference and Expo in Anaheim, California, later this month. We’ll be sharing our expertise on all things music and movement in four fantastic sessions. We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it, here’s a sneak peek […]

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More Recess, More Focus

Posted April 1st, 2018 in Uncategorized Leave A Comment

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