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...

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...

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...

The Pizza Song & Topping Silliness! Learning In Zumbini®!
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The Pizza Song & Topping Silliness! Learning In Zumbini®!

“I wanna Pizza! I wanna pizza! Spread the sauce! With some cheese!”If you have taken Zumbini® with me during the “Hili and The Dance” music collection then you know the Pizza Song! One of our class favorites is a delicious song all about making pizza together. The kids love to move along while they sing...

Singing Growth In 2 Days!
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Singing Growth In 2 Days!

Here’s a little backstory if you don’t know us very well: I am a very musical person (concert/marching bands since 3rd grade, choirs, early childhood teacher using music in the classroom all day long, and Zumbini® teacher), this kid was probably singing in the womb (I taught music classes and worked with young children throughout...

Sing With Me Baby!
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Sing With Me Baby!

You love singing and dancing with your little one in Zumbini® class, but did you know about all of the learning going on too? Are you familiar with the stages of musical development and what developmentally appropriate musical expectation looks like at each age? Most people aren’t as familiar with this topic! We are much more...

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