Baby bedtime tips – 10 tips for a peaceful bedtime

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

To be human is to be musical

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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 […]

How to nurture a healthy relationship with food

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Sean Cornish ‘The Healthy Dad’ is a daddy bopper, personal trainer and dietitian. He is father to a two year old with another little one on the way. Sean’s mission is to improve children’s relationship with food by helping parents navigate the information overload about healthy eating. You can check out the Healthy Dad blog […]