Five benefits of learning a musical instrument

Learning a musical instrument introduces skills that kids will take with them for life! At Music Beat Australia our philosophy is to be ‘developing every day’ to match the needs of the families and communities we support. We are all about instilling and supporting a lifelong love of music in our little boppers. As they […]

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 […]

Four ways children benefit from singing in a choir

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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 […]

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 […]

Musical Families Grow Together

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At Kids Music Beat – the home of Boppin’ Babies – we believe that musical families grow together. One of the greatest personal rewards I get from Kids Music Beat is watching the little Boppers grow and supporting families to use music as part of this journey. I love seeing these little tiny bubbas grow […]

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 […]

Why live music for kids rocks!

Live Music Kids Rocks! Lah Lah's Big Live Band

Hey there everyone, so delighted to be guest blogging today for Miss Vicky. My name is Tina, I’m a mum of two beautiful girls and best known as Lah-Lah from Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band on ABCKids. I’ve always been a lover of live music, ever since I was a kid but it wasn’t until I […]

Why we like to shake it up at Boppin’ Babies

Shakers are great for child development

  Yes, ‘just shakers’ are great for child development. At Boppin’ Babies we like  shaking instruments to live music every single week and there is very good reason for this! When children play with shaking instruments, they are not ‘just shaking’ they are learning about their bodies, about music and also about concepts. They are […]

Share making music with your child

Share music with your child

At Boppin Babies all the music we play is live and every parent participates in the group, no matter the age of your child. This way the children get to experience making music in the moment every week and you get to be in that moment with them. Why do we do this? Because we […]

Developmental benefits of participating in music making

Boppin' Babies music making

I was recently having a conversation with the lovely Lah-Lah about music making and the incredible and amazing benefits children experience when they are immersed in a live musical environment. There are so many wonderful things happening when kids experience music live, so let’s start with the obvious. The many developmental benefits for children when […]