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Happy Minds, Happy Lives

kindyRock kids filming the Happy Minds Series

The Power of Affirmations  As a parent or teacher, we have the power to influence children’s lives so that they grow up healthy and happy. One method that we can use to do this is through music!    Music is a powerful motivator and can help young children express and navigate their feelings, before and…

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How to Choose Learning Songs for Toddlers

Dancing Toddlers

It’s no secret that wrangling toddlers should be classified as an extreme sport!  Kids at this age love to be moving around as much as possible, and that’s just as true when it comes to learning.   When choosing learning songs for toddlers, it’s important to keep  this in mind!   You’ll want to choose…

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Using Props for Instruments

Child playing instruments made from the kitchen

Using instruments is a great way to add some fun and another dimension to musical learning.   Traditional instruments can be expensive adding extra costs that might not work for your home, school, or classroom budget.   The good news is that this gives you the opportunity to be creative and make instruments out of…

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Play the Tappers in 22 Different Ways

A great way to add extra fun to your music sessions with kids is to use props. These can include instruments, puppets, stretchy lycra, or soft toys.    Props can help build musical skills as well as fine and gross motor skills.   In this article, let’s talk about one of our favorite props for…

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5 Ways Scarves Make Learning with Music Even More Fun

Child with scarves

When kids dance to music, it’s not only fun to add scarves – they can also be really useful to help children develop new skills. If you have a lot of scarves or other bits of fabric in your house, they’re perfect for creating musical activities for toddlers and preschoolers!   We have come up with…

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