An Educator’s Best Trick for Good Manners For Children

Tricks For Teaching Manners DISCLAIMER: Not everything that works for teachers works for parents, sorry. I recently read a post where a parent of a teen lamented that her children’s friends didn’t say please, thank you, or the like. She was at a loss on how to address it so if you, too, are perplexed,… Continue reading →


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Kindermusik Family Day Fun

Kindermusik Family Day 2015 Oh, Texas weather! We won’t let those ugly clouds stop our fun. About 120 children and their families braved a few random sprinkles to take a Saturday morning train ride. As you might have guessed, these kids are mesmerized by a real train! Highlights of the day included: Choo choo! Smokin’ out… Continue reading →


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4 Magic Words

4 Magic Words (Redefined for Toddlers) Let’s move beyond please and thank you and get practical. Here are the Magic Words for adults when speaking with toddlers. Can I get you started? This is a non-threatening way to offer help. Toddlers by definition, bristle at “Let me help you,” so just skip that power-play. This… Continue reading →


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Anyone have something fun to share? (Meet my new inspiration)

I always invite families to share during class, the good/bad/ugly of their parenting journey this week. Last week, it was my turn to share. My precious new nephew had his first Kindermusik class. It’s safe to say none of us imagined marriage or children for my brother so this is an unexpectedly precious gift. My heart overflowed… Continue reading →


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Meet the Kinder-Cats

Introducing the newest members of the Kindermusik family! Meet Biscotti and Baci (Cookies and Kisses!) Biscotti is the “oreo” boy and Baci is the sweet girl, solid black, and both have the most golden eyes. We fell in love when we saw this picture, but these beauties were at a rescue far, far away…in Montreal, so… Continue reading →


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What happens after Kindermusik?

Come to our Piano and Guitar Recital and hear what our “graduates” can do. Friday May 9 at Greenland Hills UMC 5 pm and 6 pm If you don’t know what a dulcimer or glockenspiel is, should come to the 6 pm program, which will feature our graduating Kindermusik Young Child students playing their dulcimers and glockenspiels.  The entire Kindermusik… Continue reading →


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Coffee and Wine: The Secret to Surviving Sleep Training (and other parenting challenges!)

Guest Post from Galit Birk, PhD, Kindermusik mom since 2009   I am finding that parenting my second child is often more challenging than parenting my first. Makes sense, right? Now I have two as opposed to one to get ready in the morning, to make meals for, to clean up after, to spread my attention… Continue reading →

Nursery Rhymes to Readers

How can Kindermusik teach my child to read? Simple answer: Nursery rhymes + rhyming songs + finger plays now = readers later. Long answer (for those who like research and detail): “…There is a strong relation between early knowledge of nursery rhymes and success in reading and spelling over the next three years…Knowledge of nursery rhymes… Continue reading →

Speech and Language in Kindermusik

What’s happening with your child’s early speech and language? Kindermusik is the place to hear your child sing and speak more and more! Here are some of our favorite Foundations of Learning® about speech and language: Language skills may be increased through exploration of familiar word patterns with a tune. During Vocal Play, the child experiences rhythm,… Continue reading →

The “Aunt Miss Lisa” Challenge

I’m always encouraging families in Kindermusik to sing through the week. Now, with the birth of my nephew, it’s my turn. I gave Mom and Dad an iPod with thousands of Kindermusik recordings (yes, there are thousands) for Baby Muratore to listen to back in August. But now that we have a Baby Boy, I need him to… Continue reading →


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