Four ways children benefit from singing in a choir


Music is one of the greatest activities for young children With so many benefits, it is exciting to see programs like Music Beat making music accessible to young children and allowing them to experience the joys of music in their early years! The opportunity to meaningfully incorporate music into your life is invaluable, and this […]

Baby sleep tips – 5 tips for a peaceful night’s sleep


Does your baby or toddler wake you many times during the night? Do you have more than one child, with each waking you at different times? Does unbroken sleep seem like a distant memory? Then this checklist of five baby sleep tips is for you! Night waking can happen for many reasons, from medical conditions […]

Tell us your story. A call for Guest Bloggers

Byron Fellowship

Do you have a story to tell? We are looking for amazing parents and business owners to share their insights, inspiration and expertise with the Music Beat  community. Tell us your story! Guest bloggers wanted At Music Beat our philosophy is to be ‘developing every day’ to match the needs of the families and communities […]

Baby bedtime tips – 10 tips for a peaceful bedtime


Do you dream of a peaceful bedtime where you say goodnight to your baby or toddler without a peep? Do you think about, talk about, focus on (at times obsessing) over sleep?  Do you worry about how little sleep your little one is getting (or not getting), how they are going to sleep, how often […]

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 […]

Tips for using music with kids


Babies are hard wired to respond to music. In utero they are aware of the pitch and contour of their mother’s voice. Their mother’s heart beat is their very first experience of rhythm. And you’ve probably all seen your toddlers and preschoolers bounce around to music and shake or drum on anything they can get […]

Top musical instruments for babies and children

At Kids Music Beat – the home of Boppin’ Babies – we actively engage children in music making each week. We are passionate about you and your child experiencing the joy that is making music together. To do this, we use our voices, bodies, props and a range of quality instruments. As a professional musician, […]

How to help your child gain confidence through musical play

Musical confidence

We have been asking parents what more they want to know about music and their little boppers, and also asking our staff what they love most about their jobs. We have put these together for you to provide this week’s tip – how to help your child gain confidence through musical play. This week, we […]

The benefits of reading to children

Reading to baby

In this blog Award winning Brisbane children’s author Eileen O’Hely shares her thoughts on the benefits of reading to children. Like making music with your child, reading aloud and sharing stories is a great way to spend time together while helping to promote your little one’s language, literacy and brain development. Storytelling is a keystone of […]