You might ask, “Why are we given a new CD for each unit in Kindermusik? or Why do we have my.kindermusik.com?” Because we want you to take Kindermusik home with you!
It’s a proven, scientific fact that the brain thrives with repetition, and our experience is that the more children enjoy their Kindermusik songs and activities at home, the more they enjoy and soak in the learning and music in their weekly classes.
Not only will running errands or that long car ride be a whole lot more enjoyable, but you and your child will both benefit from listening to your Kindermusik songs at home. Here are five fun ways you can listen to your Kindermusik music at home:
Listen to Kindermusik in the car. Pop that Kindermusik CD in or stream from my.kindermusik.com as you drive around town. This is the perfect way to keep your child occupied as you concentrate on driving and listen to Kindermusik happening in your car. (And it’s okay if you sing along too!)
Listen to Kindermusik in the kitchen. During the day as you are having a snack, doing dishes, eating lunch, or prepping dinner, simply turn that Kindermusik music on. Difficult moments get easier, food is consumed more quickly, and there are more smiles all around when you turn on your Kindermusik faves.
Listen to Kindermusik during playtime. Playtime can be transformed at the touch of a button – the button on your CD player or on your phone, that is! The songs and activities from class come to life at home, inspiring imaginative play or providing a soundtrack for your budding musician. Depending on the music you choose (we recommend setting up some playlists!), your Kindermusik can either calm or energize, soothe or distract — whatever you need in the moment.
Listen to Kindermusik before or after supper. For most families, the kitchen is a general hub, a gathering place. Putting Kindermusik music on can help preparing dinner more fun, and having a family singing party makes fun and lasting memories! It may be an urban legend, but we’ve even heard that the broccoli disappears faster when Kindermusik is playing.
Listen to Kindermusik at naptime and bedtime. During Kindermusik class, there is a time where we have Quiet Time as we listen to beautiful, gentle, soothing music. Children learn how to calm their busy little selves and quiet themselves down. This same skill that we nurture in Kindermusik is also extremely helpful before naptime and bedtime, especially if you make a playlist of all of your favorite Quiet Time songs. Put on the calming music and make naptime and bedtime easier on you.
With each new unit, you’ll receive a new CD. Keep those CDs handy as your child will develop favorites on each CD. But because you’re enrolled in Kindermusik, you also have access to my.kindermusik.com where you can stream the CDs and when you log in, you can also find inspiration for creative and engaging activities, play, crafts, and more!