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 »
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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 »
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 + 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 »
Music Together’s Dr. Lili Levinowitz Key Contributor to NAfME Teaching Guidelines for Early Childhood Music Education during Pandemic
As the largest organization for music educators in the US, the National Association for the Music Education (NAfME) has created numerous resources to support music teachers as they teach through the pandemic, in-person, virtually, or a hybrid. Find out more.
Supporting Your Child’s Learning with Music
A Conversation with Susan Darrow and Lili Levinowitz, Ph.D. Find out more .
Rethinking Tradition in Children’s Music
At Music Together, we take the responsibility of including or omitting songs in our curriculum seriously. We know that children develop deep, sometimes lifelong, attachments to the songs they learn early in their lives, including the ones they sing and jam along to in class and at home. Find out more.
Getting Ready for Preschool: Transitioning from Home to School and Back Again
If your little one is nervous about going to school, singing a few songs about school can encourage excitement about the new things they will experience. Find out more
Creating Harmony: How Music Can Support Social Emotional Development
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. Read more
The Surprising Benefits of Mixed-Age Classes
If you’re like many of us, you probably grew up learning in classrooms separated by age: First-graders in one room, second-graders in another, and so on. This is a common way to educate children, but it’s not the only way. You may have heard that Montessori schools combine multiple ages into each classroom, but did you know Music Together pioneered bringing mixed-age groupings to parent-child programs? Read more.