Spelling Bee!

Ryan, my 5th grader, came in 4th in the district spelling bee for kids 5th – 8th grade! We are really excited to be moving on to the county bee next week. Study? He doesn’t think it is necessary. Oh, well. We’ll see how things go…

Is My Baby Too Young?

No, your baby is never too young to be aware of the things that are happening around them and we know that kids get the most out of Kindermusik the younger they start. Right now your baby’s brain is soaking up everything — and did you know that music is the ONLY activity that stimulates all areas of your baby’s brain at the same time? Getting started in KM now is a really smart thing to do.
Studio record: Youngest child to come to class – 48 hours old.

Pairing the Brain Hemespheres

We do a lot of this in Kindermusik class! More and more proof that these activities are so important.

“[Because] the left hemisphere of the brain controls movements on the right side of the body, and the right hemisphere of the brain controls movements on the left side of the body, a person can refine the integration between the two sides of the brain through activities involving both sides of his body. These movements bring the two systems into balance. Successful integration between the two sides of the brain is necessary for improving all brain processes, including those for reading, writing, …motor skill development, and many others” (Cernicky, Gerry. 2006).

Registration Time

Kindermusik Winter/Spring 2010 registration is now open. We INVOLVE the family in music making, learning, and literacy…loving your child is what it’s all about!

My fellow Kindermusik Teacher, Julie Stewart, put together this great set of clips from her studio. It really gives you a great ideas of all the family fun and learning that happens in class.