What’s Mine is Yours

Those seagulls from Finding Nemo always make me laugh. They have one thing on the brain: themselves. As for our children, from about 2-7 years old, they are a lot like the seagulls: egocentric. Egocentrism refers to the child’s inability to see a situation from another person’s point of view. The child assumes that other… Continue reading →

Teachers’ Pets

Some say that our pets are our “first child”. For some of your Kindermusik Educators, they are the only child. Or they’ve welcomed new babies over the years. So here’s the line up of our SoundSteps “Teachers’ Pets”! Ms. Kasey’s cat, Theta: This is our fluffy gray cat, Theta, also known as Theta-Bear or Koon-bear. As… Continue reading →

The Ubiquitous iPad

Robert and I recently returned from a short vacation. We knew “everyone” had an iPad but had no idea the extent to which this modern miracle has truly become ubiquitous. On the plane, at the pool, even used as a camera–they’re everywhere! Yes, they are everywhere, especially in the hands of very, very young children. Now I’m… Continue reading →

Books to Read with Babies

Books to Read with Babies Cleo’s Color Book  by Blackstone, S. Whose Baby Am I?  by Butler, J. Welcome Baby!: Baby Rhymes for Baby Times  by Calmenson, S. Peek-a-moo!  by Cimarusti, M. Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words  by Cousins, L. Animal Crackers: A Delectable Collection of Pictures, Poems and Lullabies for the Very Young… Continue reading →

Must-Read Books for Toddlers

Must-read Books for Toddlers Little Gorilla  by Bornstein, R. Black Dog Gets Dressed  by Boyd, L. Big Red Barn  by Brown, M. Cat’s Colors  by Cabrera, J. From Head to Toe  by Carle, E. Who Hops?  by Davis, K. Dog’s Noisy Day  by Dodd, E. Gossie  by Dunrea, O. Does a Pig Flush?  by Ehrlich,… Continue reading →

Books for Big Kids

Books for Big Kids The Hat  by Brett, J. Mr. Gumpy’s Outing  by Burningham, J Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel  by Burton, V. The Very Hungry Caterpillar  by Carle, E. Rainy Day Slug  by Colburn, M. Planting a Rainbow  by Ehlert, L. Bark, George  by Feiffer, J. The Gingerbread Boy  by Galdone, P. Seals… Continue reading →