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Learning In My Own Way- How Little Ones Learn During Circle Time

Ever notice that when the adults sit in a circle for an activity that’s the time the toddlers start running? It doesn’t matter if we’re reading a favorite book or singing the best song in the world, as a little person, this seems to be the best time to get up and run. But does...

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The Effect of Repetition On Young Children’s Growth In Zumbini

Ever notice how your little one loves doing some over and over again? Even if drives you crazy, they will ask for the same book to read, the same song to be played, or same game to be played again and again! When young children use repetition, they are learning and refining new skills their...

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...

New Study About Infant Development
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New Study About Infant Development

Passing along this info to any local families who may be interested in participating: My name is Dr. Courtney Filippi and I am from the University of Maryland Child Development Lab and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Our lab, The Child Development Lab, in College Park, MD, in collaboration with a lab at the...

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...