Beautiful Beginnings Maternity Fair



If you are pregnant or know someone who is be sure to take advantage of this FREE event. The Maternity Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 27th, from 5 until 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria Conference Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. It provides expectant mothers the opportunity to sample the best that Oxford has to offer in terms of maternity and newborn services and product. They can also pick up a valuable coupon for Kindermusik classes!

La Leche League of Oxford




Did you know that the La Leche League was active in our area again? Day time meetings and evening meetings are both available. If you are breastfeeding, have ever breatsfed or just want to help support new moms in those early difficult times please join in!

11:00 am – First Wednesday of each month

Baptist Healthplex 703 North Lamar Blvd

6:00 pm – Third Tuesday of each month

Oxford-University United Methodist Church 424 South 10th Street

1st Baby, 2nd Baby, 3rd Baby




Now that we have 3 these generaliztions seem more true than ever!

Maternity Clothes
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth
1st baby: You practice your breathing regularly.
2nd baby: You don’t bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn’t do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette
1st baby: You prewash newborn’s clothes, color coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby’s little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can’t they?

1st baby: At the first sign of distress, a whimper or a frown, you pick up the baby.
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.
2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with the baby’s bottle.
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

1st baby: You change your baby’s diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

Going Out
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn’t squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Thanks Darcie!

Changing Lives One Nueral Connection at a Time


Researchers at the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California in
Davis believe, if they can catch it early, they can change the way a child’s
brain develops.
In Kindermusik classes we do just that. Our activities are developmentally appropriate. Whether it is developing a newborn’s eye tracking with a chime ball or a 7 year old’s coordination and timing with steady beat games – we meet your child where they are developmentally and work toward developing them to their fullest potential. Children of all abilities will find a place in our classrooms. We can chanage lives one nueral connection at a time . . .

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5 Things Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Can Learn in a Music Class


“What can a baby learn in a music class?” is a question I get asked quite often. The answer is really quite exciting.

Current research in music education and therapy is uncovering the wealth of learning to be gained through involvement in music and movement classes at an early age. In fact, musical aptitude, often what we call “talent,” is not something innate but something that is nurtured and developed through experiences early in childhood. Young children in Kindermusik experience:

1. Singing – While our goal is not singing babies, babies and young children can learn to audiate (hear music in their heads), which in turn leads to a strong musical ear and the ability to match pitches early in life. In fact, we have a few remarkable babies enrolled in class this spring who are already starting to sing, and they’re not even a year old!

2. Steady Beat – Even young babies can learn to keep a steady beat through rhythmic activities such as lap bounces and dancing to music. For all children, this skill aids not only in the foundations of building rhythm for later musical study, but also helps them walk, bounce a ball, and cut with scissors.

3. Language – Through exposure to songs and rhymes, children develop concepts, auditory memory, phonemic awareness, and other important language skills which later aid in learning to read and write numbers and letters as well as music!

4. Instruments – Exploring instruments and sharing in instrument playalongs provides important sensory input to develop the brain, builds a sense of steady beat, encourages creativity, and helps provides enjoyable early ensemble experiences.

5. Fun – Making music fun early, makes music fun for life!

Of course, in addition to these and the many other musical skills and experiences young children are given in an early childhood music class, they gain a host of other skills in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. But those will have to wait for another day.

Come visit one of our classes and see for yourself what babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are learning every week in their Kindermusik classes.

Thanks, Joy for such a beautiful explanation!