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Looking for a few new ideas for summertime fun to add to your family’s list? Here are a few of the most popular Pinterest Pins from our Kindermusik boards.

Favorite Kindermusik Pinterest Pins for Summertime Fun

1. Create a Ball Maze. A great activity for shape identification, predictions, cause and effect, and fun!

Ball Maze

2. Hula Hoop sized bubbles. What is this beautiful concoction? Hula Hoops AND bubbles?! Yes, please!

Hula Hoop Bubbles

3. Books for young children to get them moving AND reading.

Books to Get Kids Moving

4. Five favorite Kindermusik ways to get up and move.

little girl dancing

5. Classic Hand-Clapping Games for Kids. No worries. Adults can play, too!

Hand Clapping Games

6. Teach Your Child the Letter P. Turn down the summer heat and learn about penguins and the letter P.

P is for Penguin

No matter how your family chooses to celebrate summer, fall, winter, or spring, we know that you will be creating memories together!

Kindermusik memory quote

Looking for more ideas for your family’s summer (or winter, fall, and spring) list? Be sure to follow us on Pinterest! 

Contributed by Lisa Camino Rowell, a freelance writer (and Pinterest pinner!) from the Atlanta, Georgia, area.

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You need a break. I don’t even know you, but if you are a parent like me, well, you need a break. Of course, no law states that parents are entitled to one 15-minute break for every four hours on duty much less an hour-long lunch break. A break from parenting is best taken in small increments throughout the day. It’s the real reason
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Listening to and identifying sounds is the earliest phonological awareness skill and one of the most important pre-literacy competencies. Without this skill, there will be no progress toward phonics, spelling, or text comprehension. How Children Become Phonologically Aware Children become phonologically aware in a specific developmental sequence, beginning with the larger sound units (e.g., tapping each word in a sentence), then focusing on parts
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Understanding and accepting similarities and differences among people is the foundation of Social Studies skills in the early childhood years. Teaching social studies through the arts, including music education, increases children’s understanding and engagement and also gives voice to cultures that may not be reflected in the current classroom or community. Dancing the way to understanding cultures “Dancing along” with other families around the world, all
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We’re not too shy to say that we’re the experts when it comes to creating a one-of-a-kind experience in our music classes for kids.  In fact, Kindermusik has been the world’s leader in music education programs for young children for over 30 years now. In all that time and with the help of thousands of licensed Kindermusik educators all around the world, we’ve learned
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Today officially marks Earth Day! However, for young children, every day is Earth Day. After all, they discover something new and wonderful about the outside world each time they encounter it. It’s one of the reasons a walk with a toddler takes 30 minutes just to make it from the front door to the sidewalk. Flowers, leaves, rocks, grass, worms, butterflies, birds, clouds….there are
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Throughout the Kindermusik experience, we deliberately introduce children to a wide variety of musical genres to give them a greater understanding of what is possible through music. This month we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month! We wanted to make it easy for you to celebrate it, too, so the children in your life can experience the value of improvisation and emotional expression and gain an
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Children can easily find a reason to laugh—throwing a spoon on the floor, jumping into puddles, saying a made-up word, a dog eating popcorn. Hil-ar-ious! You couldn’t help but laugh, right? Children literally bring more laughter into our lives by laughing 10x more each day than the average grown-up. (No wonder Peter Pan never wants to grow up!) All this laughter and silliness is
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Did you know the ear needs training in order to hear all of the different sounds? Auditory discrimination skills develop and sharpen through practice. It’s why in a Kindermusik class we may encourage children to listen intently to a certain sound and try to identify it. It’s one way to sharpen those listening skills! Listening Game Exercises the Ear This Listening Game activity from
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As if we parents needed any more guilt trips about experiences we’re not giving our kids… thanks for raising the bar on bath time, Pinterest!  Despite how you may feel after perusing Pinterest, you really don’t need frozen ice cubes in different colors, glow-in-the-dark sticks, colorful bath paints, or epic construction or princess themed bath times. All you need is your voice and an
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