A Song in Your Heart

Kindermusik Promotes Optimal Brain Development

5 Ways to to Encourage Optimal Brain Development in Babies and Toddlers – Sarah Ockwell Smith 1. Hug them lots! The best way to help to support your child’s development is to be responsive to their needs. When they cry, … Continue reading

Playfulness Breeds Connection

We know from research that CONNECTION with your children is a mandatory prerequisite for their cooperation. Not only that, but it brings fulfillment and happiness as you and your child get a shot of Joy Juice hormones that make you … Continue reading

Empathy

Any parent who has had a toddler knows the power of a tantrum. Not only does it completely overwhelm your child’s body, it makes them irascible and unresponsive to any solutions to their problem that you might present. Not to … Continue reading

Benefits of Kindermusik: Boosting Early Literacy

Increased literacy development is one of the major benefits of a consistent music program. And that can happen before elementary school! In fact, an independent research firm found that preschoolers who experienced just 30 minutes a week of Kindermusik demonstrated … Continue reading

Our Guiding Light

It’s that time of year when we reflect back and look forward. And whooo boy! What a year to look back on. This year threw everyone for a loop. Plans made were cancelled. Goals were postponed or given up on. … Continue reading

Hygge

In the depths of winter Scandinavia only has approximately 3-6 hours of daylight each day. The sun peeks up above the southern horizon, giving them a twilight-like light for a few hours, before dipping down again. This may sound strange … Continue reading

Cyber Jam!

Thanks to all who donated to our Wear a Pair Share a Pair pajama drive for Candy Cane Corner! Special thanks to our virtual families that made the drive to the studio to drop off pajamas. There will be lots … Continue reading

The Skill of Choices

Did you know that your JOY Team has been training in Conscious Discipline over the last year and are continuing to implement its practices into our classes? We have seen incredible changes in the behavior of our students and in … Continue reading

How’s Your Heart?

It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? We have collectively been superstars as we figure out how to keep life managed as time ticks by during these unique circumstances. We want to let you caregivers know that we SEE you. … Continue reading

Music Matters

Right now, with everything happening in the country, we’ve all had to reprioritize our lives. We’ve had to let go of many things. Some have been hard sacrifices, and other things have been a relief. In truth, keeping Song of … Continue reading