Top Five Kid Friendly Songs For Adults

Here are Miss Cassie’s top five kid friendly songs that adults can love too! I know what you’re thinking, ‘Please, not the ‘shark’ song again!” Don’t worry, I’m totally with you. The ‘shark’ song has its place, but today, let me take you away from your regular children’s songs, and show you a Whole New […]

Self-care during Covid-19

Reflections of a full time working parent during a global pandemic “You can’t pour from an empty cup” – Norm Kelly Good on ya Norm! How true this statement is! As parents well know, being everything and keeping it together for the sake of your children and family is a full time job in itself. […]

World Music Day: Four Reasons to Celebrate Music Education

The benefits of music are alive and well this World Music Day. Celebrated this 21 June, World Music Day was created 38 years ago in Paris, France. Now, the festival is celebrated internationally each year as musicians young and old take to the streets to share their craft together. With World Music Day around the […]

Incorporate music into your child’s day to build connection

Toddle is a game-changing child care centre comparison website which allows parents to search, discover and enquire all in one helpful location. In this guest post, Lee Price, Content Editor, Toddle.com.au talks to children’s behavioural play therapist Julia Challenor about ways to incorporate music in to your child’s day. It’s a natural instinct to sing […]

Six reasons soccer is great for kids

In an increasingly tech-savvy age, physical activity still has a vital role in developing children’s movement and strength. Children should play under the sun instead of on their phones and other gadgets. There are many physical movements and cognitive processes that are undertaken during sport. These develop skills and capacities that will be important in […]

How music helped me cope with postnatal depression

To mark Queensland Mental Health Week (5-13 October 2019) Kids Music Beat group leader Miss Megan shares her story of how music helped her cope with postnatal depression and bond with her baby. Have you ever wondered what it’s really like for other parents? What is happening behind the scenes of those cute little Instagram […]

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 […]

Why Your Child Needs to Learn a Musical Instrument

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The joy of music has touched everyone at one point or the other in their lives. Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by tunes and melodies of all varieties. But did you know that learning an instrument has many benefits? The benefits a musical instrument can provide to young children has been extensively researched by […]

How drumming boosts children’s confidence

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Drumming classes are a great way to have fun and boost confidence quickly Did you know that it only takes around five seconds to learn a drum rhythm? This is far quicker than the time it takes to pick up on the rhythms for other instruments. Drumming is an accessible activity for all children and […]

Our musical journey through parenthood and early childhood

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In this blog, Kids Music Beat Group Leader Miss Megan shares her journey to becoming a musical parent. When your toddler loves to sing, no task can be accomplished without song Whenever our toddler sees a shark, whether it be a shark at the aquarium or a dolphin sticker that looks like it could be […]