Rock Their World – Rocking and the Vestibular System

Spinning, twirling and rocking all stimulate the vestibular system, the centre of balance in the brain. It is important to encourage this kind of movement, particularly in the early years when your child is in such a tremendous growth-spurt, as it helps develop your child’s balance and coordination skills, strengthens eye muscles and upgrades the vestibular system ready for new physical accomplishments such as crawling, walking, hopping and skipping.

Kindermusik Online Materials – Your Home Learning Kit

One of the things I love most about being a Kindermusik educator and the Kindermusik programme is how it supports parents as their child’s most important teacher with the Kindermusik Online Materials.  There is nothing I love more than when a parent tells me how a Kindermusik song calmed their baby on a long car trip or…

Cuddle & Bounce: a new Kindermusik curriculum for babies!

What if there were a place for you and your baby?  Where life’s merry-go-round slowed down for a while to let you and your child share in the magical moments that happen through music, movement, touch and sound?  A place to learn and connect with other parents and children and to rediscover the meaning of…

The Family Time (multi-age) class is back for 2013!

Family Time is a wonderful opportunity for families with one or more children aged newborn – 5 years to attend a Kindermusik class together. This is a class where each child is welcomed and valued and family “together time” is celebrated and cherished. Activities are conducted in an open-ended, playful atmosphere designed to maintain each child’s…

Announcing Kindermusik@Home!

One of the things I love most about being a Kindermusik educator and the Kindermusik programme is how it supports parents as their child’s most important teacher with the Kindermusik at Home materials.  There is nothing I love more than when a parent tells me how a Kindermusik song calmed their baby on a long car trip…

Kindermusik Village – a special bonding time for you and your baby

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African proverb Kindermusik Village is a special place for parents and babies (aged 0-1.5 years) to connect and learn together through music & movement. In each 8-week unit you and your baby will engage in a unique blend of musical learning activities that engage all the…

Spotlight on Parenting: Relaxation

Parenting through Music Have you ever heard someone say, “You need to learn how to relax”?  Well, they were right. Relaxing is a learned behaviour that even the youngest child can begin developing. In Kindermusik, we include a quiet time specifically designed to learn and practice relaxation techniques, such as rocking, listening to soothing music,…

Spotlight on Learning: Village

Learning through Music By exploring with sound, babies and young toddlers practice their visual thinking skills or spatial-reasoning skills. Good visual thinking skills are essential for a child to later excel in maths, science, and geography. We spend time in Kindermusik doing this together by playing different instruments and experimenting with lots of sounds, such…

Bringing Music Home

We all know that early music education for children has many benefits – intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically – the evidence is widely documented.  So how do we teach a love of music? Enrolling in a Kindermusik class is certainly a great way to make music part of your weekly routine and to instill a…

Family Rituals – the familiarities that comfort and the ties that bind

What is your family’s special ritual?  You probably have many, some may be so ingrained in your daily routines that you don’t even realise you do them.  At our house, we have an “arriving home” ritual.  When we arrive home together, I say “Home again, home again” and my children respond with “jiggity-jig!”.  When my…