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How To Develop Your Child's Ear for Music and Sense of Rhythm?

Nov. 5, 2021

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Could your child be bilingual? Music is often referred to as the universal language. As parents, we try to provide opportunities to a wide variety of activities that stimulate cognitive brainwork, like engaging in music-related activities. Getting musical brings your child the following benefits. Read more to find out which ones.

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Introducing Kids to Music: Why it’s Important and the Best Strategies to Use

Sept. 22, 2021

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As parents and teachers, we often get so focused on teaching kids the basics, that we forget that the fine arts are an integral part of the curriculum. In fact, teaching children about music has the power to enhance skills in other areas, including their academic language skills. Not only is music enjoyable, it helps to develop our kids’ whole self, allowing them to discover and express their own interests, while also supporting their skills in other areas. Read this article to learn more about why music education is an important part of your child’s education, and ways to introduce your little learner to music.

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Leap Year Crafts and Activities for Kids

Feb. 24, 2020

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February 29th only comes around once every four years, meaning this might be the first leap year in your child’s or students’ memories! Don’t let this leap year come and go without turning it into a unique learning experience filled with fascinating facts and fun-filled games or crafts. Read this article to discover more about this amazing extra calendar day and find four fabulous ideas for exciting leap year activities!

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Creative Art Projects for Kids Using Recycled Materials

April 15, 2019

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Spring is a great time to go green! The grass is growing and flowers are blooming, reminding us all what a beautiful place Earth can be. On Earth Day or every day, help your child grow a continuing sense of pride for keeping the planet clean using recycled crafts for kids. Keep reading to find fresh ideas for turning trash into treasure by reusing common household materials! 

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Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Kids and Preschool Children

April 1, 2019

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Even though it’s one of the largest holidays recognized worldwide, sometimes Earth Day gets lost in the shuffle as adults go about their daily grind. Don’t let your kids forget about this important holiday and celebrate with purpose using cool hands-on projects and literacy activities! Read this article to find fun-filled yet meaningful Earth Day activities for kids of all ages!

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Creative Spring Art Projects for Kids

April 9, 2018

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The grass is growing, and the flowers are all in bloom. Spring is the best time of year to create bright and eye-catching crafts that will flex your child’s creativity and imagination while celebrating the season! If you’re looking for refreshing new ideas for springtime crafts, this article will share 3 invigorating spring art activities for preschoolers!

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