The simple and enjoyable act of making music with your child naturally fosters important social and emotional skills, such as self-regulation, self-confidence, leadership skills, social skills, and socio-emotional intelligence. Making music with your child can be so much fun for both of you, whether you’re singing along to the radio in the car, jamming on… Read more »
My Toddler Won’t Let Me Sing!
We’ve heard this from lots of parents over the years: You’re singing along to your favorite song, when suddenly your toddler says, “Don’t sing, Mama!” or “Stop singing, Daddy!” This can be disconcerting! We want our children to speak their mind and express their desires, but what do we do when their desires conflict with… Read more »
What’s Happening in Babies’ Brains During Music Experiences? Big Things!
Babies can be puzzling. They are little, they are squishy, and they seem to need help doing everything. And yet we know that huge development is happening on the inside, as their brains grow at an astronomical rate. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What’s going on in there?” you’re not alone. We can help with… Read more »
Family Spotlight: Daniel Silva, Age 4
When their son Daniel was a baby, Yolanda and Arturo Silva, of Princeton, NJ, came across Music Together while looking for educational activities to do as a family—and they have been singing, dancing, and jamming in class for more than twelve semesters! Daniel’s now four-and-a-half, and to celebrate completing his first song collection cycle, he… Read more »
Level Up Your Child’s Learning with Music
It’s been a year of drive-through birthday parties, Zoom meetings in the same room as your three-year-old’s virtual preschool class, and feeding everyone in the house what sure feels like infinite meals and snacks. Every. Single. Day. Now that the next stage of pandemic parenting is upon us, you might be wondering what you can do to… Read more »
Music Together CEO Leads Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel at Early Childhood Music Association Convention
In January 2021, Music Together Worldwide CEO Susan Darrow was invited to be a part of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee (DEI). ECMMA is a national nonprofit organization that brings together early childhood music and movement educators, teacher trainers, and researchers from many different teaching philosophies, methods,… Read more »
Music Together In School Spotlight: Virtual Music Classes in the Richmond, VA, Public Schools
Each week, 950 preschoolers, their teachers, and sometimes their parents, gather for music classes taught by Music Together in-school specialists. As you’d imagine, there’s singing, dancing, silly lyrics, and lots of laughter. What you might not expect? These classes are 100% virtual, with families joining from their Richmond, VA, homes—and their Music Together teachers logging… Read more »
Music + Your Baby: Talking or Singing?
Parents are sometimes surprised to hear that they can start Music Together® classes with their babies as soon after birth as they’d like. That’s because all children are born music-makers. Yes, your baby’s cries, coos, and squeals are also their first attempts at singing! How do babies go from “aahh!” to “do, re, mi”? Like… Read more »
Watch the Replay: Rhythm Kids around the World: Live from Kenya
Get ready to visit Africa and learn about elephants! Watch the recording of our March 3rd webcast, Rhythm Kids Around the World: Live from Kenya. We hope you enjoy our virtual field trip to the Mpala Research Centre in Nanyuki, Kenya, featuring Mpala Executive Director Dr. Dino Martins. Watch now.
Family Spotlight: An Interview with Greg Woodward, the Dad behind DroppingSomeKnowledge.com
In early 2020, Washington, DC, dad Greg Woodward began taking care of his five- and two-year-old sons full-time . . . and when the pandemic kept them at home, the Woodward family started taking their Music Together classes online. Around this past Thanksgiving, Greg published this post on his new blog about pandemic parenting, Dropping… Read more »