Tips For Making Transitions Easier For Children

Our thanks to River City News, and our own parent organization (Children, Inc.), for sharing these great tips for making back to school transitions easier for children. We LOVE that they included our song, “I Keep A Kiss In My Pocket” in this article. This song promote healthy attachment, one of the 3 protective factors [Read More…]

10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down

Everyday Health recently published a great article by Therese Borchard titled “10 Instant Ways to Calm Yourself Down”. The article references “mindfulness” techniques and also references Lauren Brukner’s Book “The Kids Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control”. You can read the full article with links here. We want to add to this article that [Read More…]

Developing Independence in Children

Michigan State University Extension recently published an article that really grabbed our attention titled “Developing Independence in Children”. The author, Carrie Shrier offers four parenting tips to help support your child’s growing independence. 1) Teach Self-Help Skills 2) Require Chores and Family Responsibilities 3) Don’t fight their battles 4) Impose Natural Consequences Of course here [Read More…]

DANDELION makes the Gift Guide!

We just found out that DANDELION is included in the 2014 Cincinnati Toy Makers Gift Guide. Perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa http://www.cincinnatitoymakers.com/dandelion-cd.html DANDELION featuring DEMI MAYS (And Friends) is a collection of songs that capture and celebrate the day to day joys in a young child’s life and how they interact with the parents and [Read More…]

Some Ways to Use Music in the Classroom

Music just makes teaching and learning more enjoyable! Below are some suggestions on how you can incorporate music into your lesson plans! ENJOY! Learning How to Listen – Make a worksheet with words missing and have students listen and fill in the missing words as they are listening to the music. Try some chanting – [Read More…]

Study Concludes that Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids. See How Music Can Help…

Kids who are picked on by their peers may see lasting effects on their physical and mental well-being, especially if the bullying is allowed to persist for years, the study below suggests. The study finds that kids who are chronically bullied seem to fare the worst and those who are continually picked on from fifth [Read More…]

Students Who Are Involved in Music Generally Test Higher Than Those Who Are Not!

We’d like to share the highlights of an article we found on SmartBlog on Education called Music education for the classroom teacher By Rourke O’Brien In a new study by UCLA professor James Catterall, an analysis of a U.S. Department of Education database called NELLs88 was used to track more than 25,000 students over a [Read More…]