music

One of my absolute favorite things about having a smartphone is that our music is with us every where we go. In the car, at the park, or even just jammin’ in the kitchen!! My daughter loves, LOVES, to put on headphones and dance and sing her little heart out. So goofy, so adorable! Do […]

We’ve been rocking out to the holiday tunes since the day after Thanksgiving. We don’t usually listen to holiday music any other time of the year, so we make sure to listen to it all. month. long. How about you? Do you rock out to Jingle Bells, Let it Snow, or Baby it’s Cold Outside? […]

Laptime Songs for Mommies

by Marie on January 15, 2010

Amber of Because Babies Grow Up, has written a fabulous ebook called Laptime Songs for Mommies. If you’ve been looking for ways to share a love of music with your child, then this is the perfect music companion for you. For Amber, it was born out of wanting to enhance the library music time she […]

Simple Craft for Jingle Bells

by Marie on December 22, 2009

We’ll be jingling bells this week as we celebrate Christmas. These simple bell crafts are perfect for kids to help make and jingle, adding some extra cheer as a-caroling we go! Supplies for Jingle Bell Craft: pipe cleaners (aka chenille stems) small jingle bells, 1/2 inch – 1 inch size bells Fold pipe cleaner in […]

Amber from Because Babies Grow Up is here as my guest today sharing a fun activity to do with the kids. Rhythm ribbons are chance to connect body movement with the music. This is great because it doesn’t take any kind of musical genius or even rhythm to have success with rhythm ribbons. This project […]

New Year’s Eve Noise Makers

by Marie on December 31, 2008

My kids have yet to make it to midnight on New Year’s Eve, but this year my son is determined to stay up… we’ll see! So in preparation, we’re gathering our pots, pans, and noise makers for the big count down. We’ve been crafting these fun Homemade Noise Makers out of recycled paper rolls. Supplies […]

Rumblin’ Rainsticks

by Marie on May 13, 2008

Rainsticks are one of my favorite musical toys. My sister has a really large wooden rainstick they got in Mexico. It’s super big and the sound of rain seems to go on forever. I have wanted to make one for a long time, and with the rainstorms we’ve been having, now is a great time. […]

When the music is playing, it’s more fun to dance with something in your hand to wave or spin around. We made these easy Ribbon Rings that are helping us whirl and twirl. Supplies: plastic shower curtain rings, ribbon – I used 5/8 inch ribbon, scissors Cut a length of ribbon. We made some with […]

A Little Sufjan Christmas

by Marie on December 15, 2007

Sufjan Stevens has been a favorite music artist of mine for a while now. Jordan bought one of his songs randomly and now we love all his stuff. His sound is unique and beautiful. He plays tons of instruments, but my favorite is the Banjo. Songs for Christmas is a Christmas album that we have […]

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