Class Notes: Summer Part 2

Village (0-18 months): Busy Days Set your baby’s day to classical music. Each lesson features new activities and songs you can sing for all the places you go together–the store, the playground, the doctor, and more.    Our Time (1.5-3.5 years): Zoo Train Hop aboard the Allee-Allee O! Music, instruments, and stories will take us to polar bears, kangaroos, elephants, monkeys,… Continue reading →

Summer 2014 Themes

Village Infants and 1s Peek-A-Boo, I Love You: Learn new songs, lullabies, & ways to say “I love you” using touch, Mother Goose rhymes, literature books, & chants. Busy Days: Set your baby’s day to classical music. Each lesson features new activities and songs you can sing for all the places you go together–the store, the… Continue reading →

Summer Sorbet

Yay for summer produce! Strawberries are inexpensive, abundant, and flavorful! Make a fun and delectable dessert with your family with this simple sorbet. This strawberry huller is a great little gadget for little helpers. You really only need to rough chop these strawberries because they’re just going into the food processor a little later. I… Continue reading →

Growing Things

Are you planting a garden this year? There are so many benefits to planting even the smallest garden. Whether you have a good space for a nice sized garden or you just do a little, window garden, growing things is good for you and good for the whole family. Pick a couple of plants that… Continue reading →

Summer Fun

Summer is here! Whether you have babies, toddlers or school-age children, there’s something special about the vibe of the summer schedule. We eat more grilled food and maybe we eat outside more often. Pool parties or backyard parties happen more frequently. With the light lasting longer, bedtimes can become more relaxed. As fun as a… Continue reading →

NEW Music and Activities!

NEW music and activities starting this week!   Infant – 18 months Busy Days: Set your baby’s day to classical music. Each lesson features new activities and songs you can sing for all the places you go together–the store, the playground, the doctor, and more. Peek-A-Boo, I Love You: In five lessons, learn new songs, lullabies, &… Continue reading →

It’s Hot Out There!

With summer well underway, your home may already be echoing that dreaded refrain, “Iiiiii’mmmm booorrrrred!!!!” It’s inevitable. But really, maybe we should try and give these kids a break. Their solid routine of wake up, dress, eat, brush, bus – it’s all been turned on its head. The school year hustle has been replaced by… Continue reading →

National Ice Cream Month

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. He called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities”. Five Fun Historic Ice Cream Facts: The earliest reference to ice cream given by the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1744. Ice cream was introduced… Continue reading →

Summer Treats

Recently, I overheard a mother admit, with a slight tinge of embarrassment, that she has convinced her 3 year old daughter that the squat little white truck playing the chirpy tune all summer long is a “music truck”, intended to bring joy to the neighborhood by circling the block playing “Do Your Ears Hang Low”… Continue reading →