Dress Up: Not just for Halloween

Regardless of how you feel about Halloween, there are some huge benefits to playing dress up. Author Jana Murphy sums it up nicely, in her wonderful book, The Secret Lives of Toddlers: A Parent’s Guide to the Wonderful, Terrible, Fascinating Behavior of Children Ages 1-3. “Why Do Toddlers Love to Dress Up? Sometimes a hat is… Continue reading →

More, Please!

True story: Picture a fussy baby girl (not hard to do). She was about 15 months at the time and was not in the mood for Kindermusik this particular Saturday morning. Nothing made her happy so she was just grumping her way through the 45 minute class. Then came the dreaded rest time. There was… Continue reading →

Music + Brain = MAGIC!

Music is a natural language for all children. This is why you hear children singing made-up stories to themselves, singing “Nanny-nanny-boo-boo,” and humming in the swing. Although it doesn’t come as naturally to most parents, we should be “speaking” the language of music with our children on a daily basis. We should be using music… Continue reading →