Exploring Eggs In Zumbini
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Exploring Eggs In Zumbini

Shaking eggs has always been a favorite instrument when working with young children, both in a traditional classroom format and in Zumbini. Eggs are super fun, easy to create a sound, and portable for these little movers! One of my favorite things about eggs is how easy it is to create a sound. Just turning...

Music Is A Language For Everyone In Zumbini
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Music Is A Language For Everyone In Zumbini

Maybe you’ve seen one of my favorite quotes, “Music is the universal language.” Every week in Zumbini I am reminded how true this statement is. It doesn’t matter what language someone speaks to communicate, everyone can “speak” music.  From the tiny babies with little verbal language to a fluent adult, everyone can communicate with music. When...

6 Things I’m Afraid My Kid Will Do In Class
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6 Things I’m Afraid My Kid Will Do In Class

Afraid of what your little one will do in a group activity for the first time? Here are some of the top fears parents face when starting a new class and some comforting words of wisdom: 1. Lick the mirror Mirrors are like this magical portal that must be licked. Toddlers are developmentally egotistical, which...

Again again again! How Repetition Helps Development!
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Again again again! How Repetition Helps Development!

How many times have you read your little one’s favorite book? Sang their favorite song? Played the same game over and over? It can drive us big kids crazy, but they still want more! Why? Here’s some info on how repetition helps development! Repetition is key to learning and mastering anything. Any new skill, (learning...

Socializing With Bini-Buddies! How Zumbini Fosters Social Growth
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Socializing With Bini-Buddies! How Zumbini Fosters Social Growth

Smile! Coo!  Chase! Share! Laugh!What does socializing look like for little ones? It looks like a good time 🙂 Whether you’re hoping to find similar-aged children to become friends (or new parent friends!), you’ll start to notice how your little one is growing their socialization skills during a Zumbini® class. First MeetingsThink back to your own...

Lots of Free Classes This Weekend At NBC4’s Health & Fitness Expo!
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Lots of Free Classes This Weekend At NBC4’s Health & Fitness Expo!

Lots of Free Classes This Weekend! NBC4’s Health & Fitness Expo March 10-11th Washtington Convention Center, Halls D &E Saturday, March 10 9-5pm Sunday, March 11 9-4pm I’ll be there with free classes! There are lots of free things for all ages at this huge event, but be sure to find me to dance together...

Drumming Through The Years
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Drumming Through The Years

One of my favorite parts of teaching Zumbini® is seeing the growth each child makes week after week. Sometimes their growth is in singing a new word, sometimes it’s a social skill like waving to a friend or a physical skill like jumping, and sometimes it’s a musical skill! I’ve been lucky to not only...

Teaching With Breakfast Pizza!
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Teaching With Breakfast Pizza!

Ok, I’m sure by now you’re probably wondering, “Does this family eat anything that isn’t pizza?” Yes, actually the only thing this kid typically eats for breakfast is porridge. (That’s right, not oatmeal, I said porridge like Goldilocks and the bears…) But today we were out of his typical favorite so when I asked what...

Cooking Pizza Fun With A Toddler!
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Cooking Pizza Fun With A Toddler!

After writing my last post all about wanting pizza, my little guy got hungry. And guess what he said? “Make pizza? With some cheese?” Well more like sing-said as he repeated a line from our class song. So we had a cooking adventure making pizza together! This was the perfect opportunity to do some cooking...