No More Sore Throats! 10 Tips

No More Sore Throats! 10 Tips You probably think this is a resolution you can’t keep, but you can. I’ve got tips for you that really work. Seriously. If they could work for me, they can work for anyone. These tips aren’t meant to take the place of medical advice. I’m not a doctor. So […]

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José-Luis Orozco

One of the highlights of my NAEYC adventure was a  wonderful session presented by the Mexican children’s performer/educator José- Luis Orozco. His latest CD,  Come Bien! Eat Right! is pictured above and can be ordered here. The session was more like a concert, except with the entire audience performing! Mr. Orozco has a very lively, […]

What’s New Wednesday: More Music = More Benefits for Children

This study was done with older children, but I feel it applies to young children as well. In fact, I believe music is even more important for the younger learners! Extended music education increases quality of school life Recent research reveals measurable benefits of having a few extra hours of music education every week. Recent research, published […]

A Thought for Thursday: Creativity Boosters

This article of mine originally appeared in New Jersey Family. Creativity Boosters  By Abigail Connors When my children were preschoolers, a typical day included a “vacation” behind the living-room couch (complete with backpack “suitcases” filled with toys), my 4-year-old interviewing the cat (using her tail as a microphone), and performance art involving everything from leaves and […]

Fun Fun Friday: Vacation Edition!

Every Friday this blog will be devoted to the wonderfully fun things young children say and do. Today: Special Vacation Edition!   Me: Where’s Marco today? Child: He’s on vacation. Other Child: No, he’s not! He’s getting married! Third Child: No, he’s not! His uncle’s getting married! First Child: Well, he’s still on vacation!   […]

A Thought for Thursday: “Shake Up Your Curriculum With Rhythm Instruments”

This article of mine originally appeared in Early Childhood News: ”Shake Up” Your Music Curriculum With Rhythm Instruments! By Abigail Connors  As an early childhood professional, you’re well aware of the seemingly insatiable need of children to express themselves by making noise – a lot of noise! Rhythm instruments provide a uniquely effective way to […]