Toddlers are in a word “busy.” They have busy minds and busy bodies. Keeping them engaged and entertained all day—especially when preschools, libraries, and your other go-to places are closed—can be exhausting for parents and caregivers. By now, you probably feel like you’ve exhausted all the resources in your toolbox for keeping your little […]
These days we hear a lot about how our children need to be more physically active – soccer, gymnastics, walking, exercise… Physical activity is essential! But while we may not necessarily hear about it as much, children also thrive when they are supported and encouraged to be involved with the creative arts. Getting Your Child […]
A child looks at me from across the room. Moments ago, he was motionless and emotionally upset. Now he wears a beaming smile and holds his breath in anticipation. Then he erupts in vigorous foot stomping, knowing that I see every move, and hearing the thump-thump of the guitar bass line that reflects his movements. […]
Music education is also known to provide benefits across the curriculum. A recent meta-analysis of 25 experimental studies using music education and music therapy activities to teach reading skills showed a significant correlation between music and reading ability.
Yet despite our efforts and knowledge, many believe that they and their kin lack musical talent. How has this happened?