The importance of playing with our kids cannot be overstated. Play is the foundation of connection for a child, and the more connected a child feels the less often power struggles arise. But it can be difficult for parents to take time to do play because we think differently from our children so much of..
Does your child struggle to get words out? Do they know what they want to say but can’t form the words? Perhaps this will help. Kids develop speech in a fairly predictable manner, with certain milestones being considered “typical” at certain ages. For example, most babies at 7-9 months may produce more varied sounds such..
For kids who have a hard time hearing and responding when you give them directions, adding a little music or rhythm can help increase the likelihood that they will hear and understand. It’s important to think of the process of kids “following directions” as involving at least two components. The child hears and understands the..
Want to create more music at home with your child? Here are our Top 5 favorite instruments for quick at-home play, most of which are $8 or less! Often times people wonder, “what can I do to incorporate music at home?”. Although music therapy is usually only once a week, incorporating music throughout your week..
Whether you have a stellar voice or not, your child wants you to sing! Learn more about using music at home with your child. If there is one thing I cannot emphasize enough about using music at home in early childhood it’s this–you don’t need to be musical! Many parents hesitate to sing with their children..
Music in Early Childhood is a pretty big deal. From increased bonding to improved communication to building pre-literacy skills, it has an impact on all areas of life. Here are 6 ways parents can use music during this wonderful time of life! #1 Sing Singing is probably the most natural way to interact musically with..
Raising kids is hard. Music can help bring more joy to the process. When I became a new mom I was hit all at once with the stunning reality of caring for a helpless child. I struggled with the things every mom struggles with—lack of sleep, how to calm a fussy baby, and how to find joy..
Raising kids is hard enough as it is. Comparing our kids to others makes it even harder. Instead of comparing, celebrate the diversity in your child! Since becoming a parent, I’ve learned how natural it is to want your child to achieve every milestone “on schedule”. Crawling by 7 months, walking by 12 months, so..