Kindermusik@Home Tips & Tricks

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Take your class home with you.
You have the resources right at your fingertips!

 

Engage with the Kindermusik@Home resources…

…found online, ready and waiting for every family enrolled at Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW. The content is responsive, age appropriate, designed to promote interaction with a caregiver, and YOU can choose what’s best for your child and how to use it.

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What’s available @Home?

Videos, downloads, activities to extend the learning from class to home, expert advice, crafts, recipes, games, and e-books!

  • Designed to promote parent-child interaction and musical learning with ideas for playtime on and off the screen.
  • With you any time, any where, wherever you are.

To access, you’ll need to…

Register (first-time users) or log in at my.kindermusik.com to access your @Home Materials via Kindermusik International’s robust web app!

Listen to your Class Music… 

The more familiar the songs, the more likely your child is going to engage in class. Plus, you’ll find yourself singing in the car, dancing in the kitchen, and humming a new favourite tune. You can stream your class music using a mobile device, download and burn your own CD on your computer, or purchase a CD from our onsite store.

Play the instruments you have at home…

…to explore rhythms, practice steady beat, develop fine motor skills and dexterity, and MAKE MORE MUSIC!  Child-safe and developmentally appropriate instruments are available for purchase in our onsite store. Look for our monthly specials!

TRICKS & TIPS: 

1. ADD KINDERMUSIK@HOME TO YOUR HOME SCREEN OR DESKTOP

That way, you don’t have to log in in every time you want to play with your digital materials, read a story, or listen to your music on the audio player (mobile devices only)! Here’s how…

Go to my.Kindermusik.com on your internet browser, then…
BLACKBERRY: Tap the little heart with the plus sign on it.
ANDROID: Tap the menu button on the bottom left of the phone (not the screen). Select “Add Shortcut to Home Screen”.
APPLE: Tap the box with the arrow coming out of it, then select “Add to Home Screen”.
LAPTOP OR COMPUTER: Google “desktop shortcut” and choose the link that is appropriate for your operating system and browser or try this one.

2. LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

Log in to Kindermusik@Home or just tap the icon (if you’ve added it to your home screen as above) on your mobile device, select the unit you want, and tap AUDIO PLAYER. Your music will automatically stream to your device! No need to burn a CD… Hooray!!

Set a timer so your music will not time out. Just launch your Clock app, choose the Timer button and set it for however long you want your media to play. Then, tap “When Timer Ends,” scroll to the bottom and choose “Stop Playing”. Now you’ll never have to turn off your music again after falling asleep.

3. HOW TO BURN A CD OF YOUR CLASS MUSIC

First, let me say that we do have CDs available at $5 each in our onsite store, but if you want to do it yourself, open the unit and click on “MUSIC” in the DOWNLOAD CENTER on the bottom right of the screen on your laptop or computer. When it asks to OPEN or SAVE, choose OPEN. When the new window opens, click on EXTRACT ALL FILES. Select a destination you’ll be able to find again, such as your desktop. Now you have a folder with all the music in a format for transfer to whatever music playback system you wish to use. If you use iTunes, simply open it, and click and drag the folder of music directly into into the iTunes window. Select the songs you want to burn on your CD and right click to select CREATE A PLAYLIST. Once done, insert a blank CD, right click and select BURN CD. Did I mention CDs are available in our store for just $5 each?

4. MAKE KINDERMUSIK@HOME ACCESSIBLE TO THE WHOLE FAMILY

Share your “my.Kindermusik.com” email address and password across as many devices as you’d like and with as many family members as you’d like and ALL can access the same set of materials via those login credentials.  No other early childhood program makes your music and activities more accessible to your family!

5. DOWNLOAD THE BOOK DIRECTLY TO YOUR IPAD

Open the digital guide on your device, open the unit you want, and click on the book. In the upper right hand side of your iPad, there will be a box that says “open in iBooks”. Click on that and it will automatically open in iBooks!

Keep watching this page as we add more tips every month!

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