Zoorchestra Music App for Kids

Music is a daily part of our lives. We sing. We dance. We listen for most of the day. So when I was approached by the creator of the Zoorchestra music app for kids with the opportunity to write a sponsored post and share this fun app with you, I knew we’d all love it. In fact since we’ve downloaded Zoorchestra, it’s been the first app the kids choose whenever they have some tech time.  Actually one day when we {Read More}

Benefits of Music for Kids

There were some fabulous activities and resources shared for last week’s Discover and Explore music and instruments theme. As I mentioned last week, we love music activities for kids, but I didn’t share much about why. Some of the posts shared last week can help us understand a little more about the benefits of music for kids. Benefits of Music Did you know that music can be used to help build language? Stephanie from Twodaloo shares about the role music can play {Read More}

Discover and Explore Kids’ Music and Instruments

I am by no means a musician or a singer, but music is a part of our daily activities. Aside from being a lot of fun, music also has many benefit for children. You can read more about the benefits of music in this article form ParentingInformer. This week for Discover & Explore we’d love for you to share your favorite activities, resources, field trips, and other ideas that relate to kids’ music and instruments. In our music section on Fantastic Fun {Read More}

11 Not-So-Spooky Halloween Song Books

We love songs. During the month of October we love to include some common Halloween songs and rhymes in our daily activities. We also read a lot of books that we can sing, dance, and chant along to. Below are some of our favorites. This post contains referral links. Shake Dem Halloween Bones has been one of Lovey’s favorites since she her first Halloween. Even at 10 months old she enjoyed the rhythm of the song and she would “shake shake {Read More}

Butterfly Activities for Toddlers

Wow! We are so excited about all of the wonderful butterfly activities that were shared in our first Discover and Explore linky. If you haven’t stopped by the page in a while, take a minute to see all of the creative and informative butterfly activities. I can definitely tell you the hardest part about co-hosting the linky will be choosing which posts to feature. It was hard to choose from the wonderful variety of posts shared. Luckily, Jacquie will also be {Read More}

Make Your Own “Rock” Band

For our last R is for Rocks theme activity we explored the sense of hearing and made our own “rock” band. We gathered our rocks and a few different containers from our recycling bin and around the house. I tried to find containers that were made of different materials, and I also made sure most of them had lids that attached securely. We started by practicing being very quiet. Then the kids each chose a container and a rock, and {Read More}

DIY Drums to Go With Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

It’s almost Dr. Seuss’s birthday, so we have been reading some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. Although Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb was actually written by Al Perkins, we associate it with Dr. Seuss. This book has been a favorite of both of my girls since they were babies. Its rhythm just makes your toes start to tap, and we have always played along as the monkeys drum and monkeys hum. I thought I would share some of our favorite DIY Drum {Read More}

Jingle Bell Streamers and The Nutcracker-Advent Day 22

Lovey and I have been looking forward to this day since we saw a live performance of Hansel & Gretel in October. Today we went and saw The Nutcracker, and I think it was even more beautiful than we both envisioned. If you are looking for some great resources about introducing kids to the theater, check out these theater links from What Do We Do All Day. To get ready for the day we spent this week reading a few {Read More}

The Twelve Days of Christmas Picture Books

When I created our list of favorite Christmas song books some of you noticed that I left out The Twelve Days of Christmas. There are so many lovely and fun versions of this song that I wanted to share them all in their own collection. Some of the books below are from our own collection. Others are favorites we get from the library, and others are on our wish list. Aside from the benefits children get from reading and listening to {Read More}

Christmas Song Books

Let’s be honest here. I have a book problem! As a teacher I collected many, many books. And every three weeks we get a stack of new books from not one, but two libraries. So we have a ton of books around here, and I LOVE it! When we were unpacking the Christmas books I started sorting some of the girls’ favorites to keep in special bins around the house. Looking at the stack of favorites I noticed a common {Read More}