Miniature Gardens Indoors and Out

Spring is here and we are loving it! We have been sweeping away the cobwebs from the porch and giving it new life. With new plants and a little imagination we have been creating indoor and outdoor miniature gardens. Its an evolving process and continues to change daily. In our …

Introducing Music Into Your Child’s Daily Rhythm

When and how to start layering music into your child’s daily rhythm   Many parents would like to include music in their child’s daily rhythm but are not sure when or how to do so. Here are a few insights I’d like to offer you based off of common questions …

Play Simple Christmas Songs with Xylophone Fun

Xylophone Fun Christmas Edition During my teaching I found a need to create a curriculum for my students to teach them basic music reading skills. Most of my little students were learning to identify and match colors and letters. They were also learning basic reading skills. I found that my …

Apple Picking and Baking

Apple Picking Our family loves apple picking in the fall. We found an amazing apple orchard north of Seattle that has rows and rows of apple trees, with many varieties to choose from. Last year was our first year going and my oldest son’s first time picking apples. While our …

One in the bucket, One in my mouth

One of our favorite family activities is going blueberry picking. We discovered the many u-pick farms around our area last summer and were immediately hooked. We pick strawberries in June and blueberries in July and August here. Our favorite farm is a local one called Mountainview Blueberry Farm. We each …

Getting Your Kids Involved in Daily Worship

  My boys and I have been learning how to incorporate worship into our daily rhythms. At our church we are in a series called “Playlist” where we are going through the book of Psalms and learning how to worship. This series has been incredible! (Find the series here.)   …

Xylophone Fun Resources

Did you know there are many different ways to use our Xylophone Fun Curriculum (eBooks)? We will be sharing suggestions of different ways to use this great resource. To begin with I thought I’d share with you the different instruments that you can use this curriculum with. Of course I …

My Top 10 Instruments to use with Babies and Toddlers

Babies and toddlers have lots of toys and as a parent or teacher you are constantly bombarded with new toys to purchase or gift. If your baby or toddler tends to love music (what baby doesn’t) you probably considered purchasing some small instruments for him for his music making and …