Thanks for stopping by A Family Place. I enjoy working with families, and sharing the power of music with them. Kindermusik provides this outlet for me. This blog will allow me to share thoughts and ideas that can help families in their journey.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

We Love Kindermusik!

The week of February 10 - 15 is WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK WEEK! Join the fun by picking up a coloring page when you come to class.   Return the beautiful artwork to your teacher, and it will be displayed in the Kindermusik room through February 15. 

In addition to displaying your child's artistic skills, we would like for the parent to write a brief statement of 'why you love Kindermusik', or 'why you choose to participate in Kindermusik'.  Write your comments on the coloring sheet.  Older kids may want to assist you with their own version of  what they LOVE about Kindermusik.

All coloring pages that are returned will be entered into a drawing for a SURPRISE gift card.  There will be three winners! You must return your coloring page by February 8 for a chance to win.

After Valentines Day there will be a new post listing the winners, and some of our favorite quotes from families about Kindermusik.

For fun click here to see a video.  Maybe Kindermusik of Berry will submit a video this year!

We love Kindermusik families!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Together Again!

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.....all great to spend with family and friends.  After the shopping, traveling, and eating it's time to resume routine.  Children love the holidays, but they crave the familiar.  Another thing children need is time with the adults in their life. Time that is free from errands, laundry, and technology.

There are many wonderful activities to engage your child, but consider Kindermusik in 2013.  Here are a few reasons:

  • Your child will learn listening skills!  This is a great skill to have at home, in the classroom, and in life!  
  • Your child will experience taking turns - another life skill!  
  • Children work on fine motor skills through playing instruments and gross motor skills as they move to music.  These transfer to cutting with scissors, holding a pencil and playing a sport!
  • There is evidence that Kindermusik shows positive effects, particularly around the development of parent-child communication, language and reading skills. 
  • Friendships are formed that continue after Kindermusik is over! I know families with teenagers that have maintained the relationships they began in the Kindermusik classroom.  A good beginning never ends!

Classes resume the week of January 14, and many have space available.  You can get a brochure here.  If you have questions about openings email me at

Despite all the concrete evidence that music increases our capacity to think and perform at higher levels, it is the “soul” of music that, in the end, makes a difference in human behavior.  Linda Swears