NEW! Where Are They Now? Jesse Parent

It continues to amaze me the good people I meet who are graduates of the Kindermusik Program! Once the small children running, laughing, singing, and learning in the rooms of Kindermusik. I would like to introduce you to Jesse Parent of  Jesse Parent Music. I’ve known Jesse for a few years as a fellow musician and […]

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I Love You Rituals

Our Favourite “I Love You Rituals” from Dr. Becky Bailey At the heart of Dr. Becky Bailey’s transformative Conscious Discipline approach are her “I Love You Rituals.” When used with intention and consistency, Dr. Bailey’s poems and songs are powerful tools that help children connect, calm, and make good choices. Best of all, these “I […]

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What Kids Want: Quality Time

What Kids Want: Quality Time with Us Yep…it’s an ad, but research bears the premise out. And it’s not just time; it’s quality time. Through her research, Dr. Amy Hsin, a sociologist at Queens College in NYC, highlights what most of us already knew deep down: spending time with kids in front of the TV not […]

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Music To Help Children Focus by Dr. Boyle

Parenting Playlist: Music To Help Children Focus Sharing a creative idea from Kindermusik International and Dr Boyle.  Remember everyone’s favourite purple dinosaur? Perhaps not everyone’s favourite, but I bet you remember his Clean Up song!  Dr. Boyle used that song constantly with his two sons as they were growing up. It was magic. MAGIC!  No fussing, […]

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Let Me Call You Sweetheart

A Valentines Playdate Come sing, dance & play with us! You and your child will delight in our whimsical selection of off-the-beaten path love songs like: “I Love the Mountains,” “Little Sacka Sugar,” and “Parrot Talk.” There are some cuddly standards, too, like “Love Somebody” and “Peek-a-boo, I Love You”—not to mention the barbershop arrangement […]

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Brain Rules for Baby

Safety = Learning By Jamie Sterling Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five is John Medina’s follow-up to his bestselling Brain Rules. It is an absolutely delightful read, full of parenting and even grand-parenting altering info! This Seattleite and UW professor opens his book by debunking […]

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