Top 5 things to look for in a children’s music program

In this blog Dr Vicky shares the top 5 things parents should look for in a children’s music program. In our research work, our aim is to identify consistent traits or elements across different music early learning programs that lead to quality outcomes. Young children involved in music making with their loved ones is chief […]

The science behind the Hello Song

Boppin Babies hello song

One of the things I love most about making live music with Kids Music Beat families is hearing how my songs and ideas have become a part of their daily rituals and routines at home. These songs and activities are based on my research, or that of my colleagues in music therapy, music education and […]

How young can your baby start music?

Baby is ready for music at Boppin' Babies

When can my baby start music? I often get asked by parents ‘when can my baby start music?’  Is there an age when my baby is too young? The short answer to this is they are never too young to start music. Your baby is born ready for music. The longer answer is – it […]

Dr Vicky reports on her United States university book tour

In April 2018 Dr Vicky completed a week long networking and university book tour in the United States, presenting free of charge at 10 events across four days at three universities and covering four states! This included workshops for students, graduates, site visits, industry meetings, leadership meetings, networking and more. I had a fantastic holiday, […]

An unexpected beautiful act of giving

Howard Baby Grand

One of the things I love most about my work is the fact that I am giving the gift of music every moment of every day to families. And what a wonderful gift it is to gift. Research shows that music helps little brains to learn and grow, as well as supporting families to lead […]

Making sense of the sensory craze

Baby Sensory - touch- featured

It seems ‘sensory’ is the new black. The idea of sensory has gone mainstream in recent years. So much so that you might be getting the message that if you aren’t doing ‘sensory’ then you are not doing the best by your child. While it important that babies receive appropriate sensory stimulation to learn and […]

One of the world’s best Music Early Learning Programs

In July 2017 Miss Vicky presented at the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy in Japan.  She present her PhD research and launched her book – The Economics of Therapy – to an audience of 2,500 music therapists from all around the world.  She attended keynote presentations from the world’s leading music therapists and researchers, […]

To be human is to be musical

Multi-Model

Research shows us that bubs love it when you sing to them the most. And you are biologically hard wired to sing to your babies. I love this! Even though we don’t always think we are musically talented, we can tap into this little evolutionary gem and use music to connect with our bubbas and […]

When to move from the bubs to the toddlers group

Boppin Babies Rockin' Tots

Boppin’ Babies offers age specifc babies toddlers music groups. In this blog Miss Vicky provides a guide for parents on when to move their little bopper from a Boppin’ Babies to a Rockin’ Tots music group. At Boppin’ Babies we believe you should decide what group is best for you and your bopper. We offer […]

It’s all about you and your baby

finger puppets baby music groups

In this blog Miss Vicky provides a guide for parents considering joining one of our Boppin’ Babies baby music groups around Brisbane. At Boppin’ Babies you can choose an age specific music group that focuses on the developmental and emotional needs of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Or you can choose a combo group which provides […]