Sunday, April 21, 2013

Welcome to Kindermusik @ Home!

Welcome to Kindermusik@Home—our robust web app for children available as part of your enrollment!

At Kindermusik, we know that music can impact a young child in profound ways and set a child up for early (and ongoing!) academic success. We also know children learn best through repetition, which is why enrollment in Kindermusik has always included materials for families to use together at home. In the past, this meant providing physical home materials, however, we recognize the times—and tools—are changing. Now, children engage in digital learning from an early age.

Age-appropriate & family-friendly use of technology
As the world’s leader in music education programs for young children, we share a commitment to follow, participate in, and integrate the newest research on how children learn best, which also means including the latest technology in fun, age-appropriate, and family-friendly ways. To help support the growing importance of technology fluency, we are proud to bring Kindermusik@Home to your family. These digital home materials truly embody the very best of both worlds—a responsible introduction to technology AND lots of hands-on, movement-rich, in-your-lap, down-on-the-floor learning. This philosophy aligns with the recommendations for screen time set forth by the NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning.  [link here: http://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children]

With Kindermusik@Home, you can access your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, music, eBooks, and lyrics any time from your smart phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or computer. With recipes, learning games for kids, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format, we make it easy for parents and caregivers to actively support their children’s learning on-the-go—from the living room to the grocery store to the doctor’s office! Plus, with each new learning theme, Kindermusik adds new content and new music to your family’s growing collection!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Announcing Kindermusik@Home

As a licensed Kindermusik educator, there is nothing I love more than hearing about your favorite songs and how the magic of Kindermusik doesn’t stop when we sing that last good-bye or give a final hug.

Families tell me every day how they use our music and activities to connect throughout the week. We already know that parents embed Kindermusik into their daily routines and rituals from bath time to bedtime from doctor visits to grocery shopping—the same songs and activities from class can make every moment a learning one and create lasting memories. Anyone else sing the Kindermusik song every time you put your toys away or host an impromptu dance party to your favorite CD on a rainy day?

Parenting just got easier – in class and at home!

Through the newest research and technology, Kindermusik makes sure parents receive the educational tools they need to tap into the power of music to help make parenting easier and support their role as a child’s first and most important teacher. That’s why enrollment in every Kindermusik class includes music and age-appropriate activities for families to use together at home where a child learns best.

Now, with Kindermusik@Home you can easily access your favorite Kindermusik songs, activities, books and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games for kids, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format any time from your smart phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or computer.
See for yourself!

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Kindermusik@Home educational activities for children include:
  • Music downloads: songs, rhymes, stories and sounds from class
  • Literature book in e-book format
  • Activity buttons lead to a variety of different activity types such as:
    • dance and movement activities
    • fingerplay demonstrations
    • together-in-the-kitchen activities
    • music time
    • focused listening games
    • video field trips
    • find-it/count-it style activities
    • ideas for pretend or imaginative play
  • and more!
The Why It’s Good for Your Child area provides parents with the educational insight behind the activities.

Download Center provides Printable Activity Pages and, Printable Lyrics Pages for all of the songs.
Tell me more!

I think you will find Kindermusik@Home easy for you. Good for your little one. Fun for all! Ask me how you can access the benefits of Kindermusik@Home today.