Music, Patterns and Your Baby’s Growing Mind & Body

The early years are the optimum time for exposing your baby to a rich variety of musical tempi, rhythms and patterns. “Music education research indicates that children are more ‘open-eared when they are young; their music preferences are broad and amenable to extension.”

ABC Music & Me and the National Quality Framework (NQF)

ABC Music & Me – Where music supports learning and the NQF Our early childhood curricula use music and movement as a FUN, engaging and natural way for children to learn. ABC Music & Me brings a meaningful music experience to children in the classroom learning environment, and to their home environment, too! Australian National Quality Framework…

New Class for Babies Commencing Soon!

Join us for a new unit of Kindermusik Village commencing soon! Do-Si-Do is a rich community experience of sharing and learning for you and your baby (newborn – 1.5 years) with extra emphasis placed on rhythm and movement.  Central to this unit is the weekly use of your baby’s board book, This is My Dance,…

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 for Babies: The Rhythm of My Day

The Rhythm of My Day is an 8 week unit for babies (newborn – 18 months) with a parent/caregiver. Have you ever thought of how your day flows in a rhythmic and almost musical pattern? – The waking of each morning; the routines that we follow in preparing our families and ourselves for each day’s…

Kindermusik Conference Australia 2012

I have recently returned from our Kindermusik Australia/New Zealand conference where fifty Kindermusik Educators from across Australia and New Zealand came together for three days of professional development and shared learning on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. We were very lucky to have Maestro Kindermusik Educator, Helen Petersen, show case two of the new curricula – Wiggle…

3 activities that support oral language development

“Oral language development grows increasingly more important when children enter the formal school years. Teachers expect children to listen to and follow directions with more than two steps, ask and answer questions with plenty of details, and resolve conflicts with peers using spoken words. Oral language development also impacts reading abilities. Research indicates that the number…

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…

ABC Music & Me classes for the Early Childhood Learning Centre

ABC Music & Me is a fantastic, research-based language and early literacy program built around music.  Weekly classes taught at your child’s early learning centre help develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child’s most-loved rituals – music and story time. Small-group classes create a musical learning environment in the childcare or playgroup setting that…

Multi-sensory Learning

Think about something that you experienced with your child that you hope to hold in your heart forever. What do you remember? The sound of her laughter, the smell of his head, the sight of her sleeping in those footed pajamas, the warmness of his skin right after a bath, the taste of bananas when…