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Month: August 2020

Toddler Online Music Class

Why are there on-line music classes for toddlers?

In 2020, all over the country, music classes and music lessons had to close their doors. This happened to my early childhood music classes. As soon as I cancelled my Spring music classes I had parents asking if there was a way for me to create an online toddler music class so we could still get together. It took several months of planning, recording and editing, but I finally completed my first 6 week music program for toddlers, babies, and preschoolers called “Play With Me”.

What should a toddler music class look like?

Children learn in so many different ways that incorporating many different kinds of experiences is necessary. Here are some items I strive to teach in every music class.

Basic music concepts can also be taught to kids of any age: babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Feeling a steady beat, hearing rhythms, developing the inner ear (hearing the song in your head), instrument play, interactive games, and many other musical activities are all important in music classes.

All of the components of this kind of music program can be found in an online toddler music class.

What kind of music should kids listen to?

This is a good question. In fact, it is one of the questions that inspires me to write this blog. I am always on the search for great music for toddlers. And it is also important to me, as a parent, that kids and parents can enjoy listening to music together.. I wrote an article, 5 Things I Want Parents to Know About this Blog, that outlines why I am writing this blog. Empowering parents to use music in their daily lives, finding great quality music, and creating ways to enjoy music together are just a part of the reasons.

Classical Music

There is so much good music for parents to choose from!  One choice that is widely recommended that children listen to from birth is classical music. Classical music is very stimulating for the brain and is said to improve cognitive development.  Children especially love listening to Mozart. When my children were young I had a collection of Baby Einstein videos.  The  Mozart video was a huge favorite.  When children hear classical music,  it helps them begin their musical language and forms a foundation for when they want to learn to play instruments and take music lessons.  This music is accessible to kids of all ages and will certainly increase their ability for future music lessons.

Traditional Music

I am sure that you can remember the joy of hearing your favorite childhood songs. Memories are made in these moments, and they seem to last forever!  Classic tunes never get old, are routinely taught in preschool learning, and I include plenty of them in my music classes.  Every young child can play, explore dance and movement, and sing to classic tunes.

Here is a tiny list of music recommendations to get you going:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

London Bridges

Rain Rain Go Away

Just see for yourself how happy everyone is music making, and dancing!

Finding Great Children’s Music

There are many studies that show how music can help with cognitive development and academic performance in children as well! Preschool songs should be fun to listen too but they also need to teach kids things like counting, colors, alphabet letters, manners, etc.   One of my favorite artists who writes original tunes just for kiddos is Raffi– he has a lot of catchy melodies you’ll find even parents love singing his songs.  Most adults enjoy his work too because it isn’t cartoon-ish, baby-ish, or full of hype. His work tends to appeal universally.

Here is a link to one of my favorite Raffi album’s, Bananaphone.

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World Music

When I teach early childhood music classes I always include music from other countries. Listening to different instruments, percussion, rhythm, musical styles, and singing allows  children to hear new sounds. It sparks new ideas children can imitate when they create and make music on their own.

I have also chosen to include world music in my online toddler music class because it just makes the music program so much richer!

Why should there be so much repetition in early childhood?

toddler online music class

The toddler brain loves repetition. Begging to read the same story a hundred times in a row? Re-watching their favorite show for hours on end? Yes, toddlers love repeating things and that’s actually good news! That is how they learn new skills like reading or math!  Changing things up every now and then can be a good idea but you want to make sure that your kids are not disappointed.  Don’t forget to sing their favorite songs each week!

When I teach my music program, I always include a lot of repetition:  Singing some of the same songs each week and only changing a few things like the song for movement and dancing, or the drumming song.

People will notice in my online toddler music class that I repeat many songs. Even the songs I change out in one week, I will bring back again later. That is because every child loves different songs and kids are so disappointed when they do not sing their favorite song. In fact that is the ONE thing they are looking forward to!

Let’s look a little closer.  How do children learn the ABC’s? Repetition. And incorporating music into learning has a synergistic effect. When learning and music are combined, it makes a way for the learning to stick. It’s easier to remember.  That’s why we teach a child to sing the alphabet instead of just reciting it.  Even at the earliest age learning the alphabet (which is pretty long!) is mastered through song.

Would you like to try an online music class?

Here is a brand new music program I know your kids would love.  This program is the result of many years of lessons and all ages love to sing, dance and play with Beethoven, an adorable, pancake-loving sheep dog, Beethoven.  Beethoven is silly and loves to sing, dance, and play musical instruments.  He will encourage your child to play fast and slow, and move move move!  This 20 minute music class touches on many musical activities you would find in my “in- person” music program where the classes are 30 minutes in length. Most toddlers participate independently, yet they love the encouragement, interaction, and praises of a caring adult!  It’s important to play with your toddler!  So enjoying the class with your kids is highly recommended. 

Parents are often delighted to find that their big kids love this class as much as a younger child!  Try it out for free below and let me know if you enjoy the class.  I am interested in creating more music programs if it is something people are looking for!  At any rate, I know the ideas in this class will be helpful for parents and you can adapt all the early childhood activities you see me demonstrate for a child of any age with your own playlist.

My favorite Toddler Movement Music can be found here!

Toddlers LOVE music!  Now you can experience a free toddler online music class right in your own living room!  Get some rhythm instruments, a stuffed animal and a kitchen towel and let the fun begin@

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Your toddler or preschooler will love this Music Mini-Class.  Join me and Beethoven, an adorable pancake loving sheepdog as we sing, dance and play together!

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Kids LOVE Music! And they will love meeting Beethoven, an adorable pancake-eating sheep dog who loves to sing, dance and play in this FREE toddler online music mini-class!

Music Time Kids was Designed for Parents of Young Children and Here is Why

I am tired of hearing parents complain about their children. Some of the most common complaints include: My child isn’t cooperating. I constantly have power struggles over what clothes my child wants to wear. My child won’t eat the food I cook. He only wants ice cream. My child isn’t going to bed and staying there. When I hear these complaints, parents are voicing frustration. They do not know what to do to get their children to cooperate. And these parents are lacking resources that can help them be more successful. However, if parents add wonderful parenting tips to their arsenal, they eventually end up with the tools they are looking for to create more joy in the home, children who are more content, and families who enjoy spending time together.

Many resources I find on-line are full of hype, not age appropriate, or nurturing to the spirit. In finding very little content I think is joy directed, educational, and encouraging, I decided to create that resource myself.

Music Time Kids was Designed for Parents of Young Children

I know first hand how much help parents of young children need. I raised five children of my own and now my children are having babies. You can only learn bit by bit, finding answers to questions and problems each day.

I hope my readers will find the information in this blog helpful. I plan to share the stories and lessons I have learned over 27 years of parenting. There are no shortcuts on the parenting journey, but there are definitely things I wished I knew when I was younger.

I hope you find this resource helpful as I share my stories, music that I have created, favorite children’s artists, products I believe are quality and educational, and programs and classes that are valuable and educational.

5 Things I Want Parents to Know about This Blog

My blog exists to help parents discover how music can increase a joyful atmosphere in the home, and through music parents will be equipping their children for academic success, as well as teaching and improving social behavior. Music can turn the grumps into giggles, tantrums into contentment, teach school readiness skills, and so much more.

And let’s just acknowledge the elephant in the room, Kids LOVE music! Parents underestimate the power music has to transform the cooperation of their child, the brain development early childhood music can ignite, or the educational skills that can be joyfully learned.

Please join me as I share ways you can increase the joy, cooperation, and brain development of your child by incorporating music into your everyday life.

1. Empower parents with confidence to use music in raising children.

Parenting is a journey, and when we begin this journey there is so much to know. It can be overwhelming to attempt to know everything and have the best parenting skills before we even begin this journey. Never fear… parenting is a long journey and we can acquire the skills we need as we need them: reading articles, going to classes or workshops, watching videos, and more will teach us as we parent. As a parent of five children ages 28 -15, and a grandma to three (soon to be 4) little grandchildren, I have grown over the years learning new skills for the circumstances I find myself facing each day. And there is one thing that I have discovered… music matters. It’s like the song “A Spoonful of Sugar” that says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Well, a spoonful of music helps with just about everything!

2. Provide easy to follow songs and courses to teach age appropriate skills.

Learning little bits of parenting at a time makes parenting growth more manageable. I am building online content for families that will help parents in many situations. Are you teaching your child about colors? Are you teaching them to be kind? Are you teaching your child to jump? Through music parents will learn helpful tips to teach age appropriate skills with music that benefit all young children.

3. Recommend only the best music, videos, and music products

I am extremely picky when it comes to children’s instruments and toys. Many times I have made purchases that have been extremely disappointing because a toy breaks the same day is was received as a gift, or I discover that the item was defective and unsafe for children under age 3. Because I teach in-person music classes to young children I have discovered many wonderful musical instruments, books, and music that I highly recommend. These are items that I know all children and parents would benefit from having in their homes. It is a pleasure for me to share my experience with these quality items with you so you know each item I recommend will be a satisfying addition to your home.

4. Through music parents can instill confidence and joy in their children

Children become confident when they learn to do things well. Have you ever noticed that children love repetition? Repetition is part of the learning experience… allowing children the time they need to master something and then develop the confidence that they have learned something. Demonstrating what they have learned builds confidence. Joy and confidence are not synonymous, but confidence can bring joy to a child when he is happy with his accomplishments. Music also bringsjoy to any situation. When a parent can approach chores, morning routines, getting ready for bedtime, etc. with a joyful song, the activity is just more fun and delightful to complete. So you see… through music parents can make a big difference in their lives and bring more joy into their homes.

5. Write a Weekly Blog Post to Help Parents on Their Journey

There are so many way to apply music to everyday life. Do you have toddlers at home and you are trying to work from home? Are looking for ways to help your busy preschooler play independently while you homeschool an older child? Are you looking for an enrichment activity you can enjoy at home because face-to-face classes are cancelled? Do you want to learn a new lullaby song, or clean up song, or let’s work together song, or a rainy day “let’s get the wiggles out” playlist? Do you want to know how you can ignite your baby’s brain development? I could probably write a weekly blog post for the rest of my life and not cover everything, but my desire is to help you on your journey right now! So if you have a topic you want me to write about, please let a comment below.


Parenting is a journey of discovering… discovering how to teach our children… discovering how to nurture our children…and discovering how we can bring joy to our children. None of us is perfect, and children certainly have a personality and mind of their own. But let’s discover together! Through music parents can enrich and nurture their family’s relationships. Music can and certainly does bring more joy to our everydayl lives. Join me on this musical journey!

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