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Raising Our Children in Manhattan – So Many Choices!

I raised my daughters in Manhattan. When they were young (my youngest recently graduated from Northwestern University) there weren’t a lot of programs to choose from, and mostly we young parents just hung out at playgrounds and in each other’s living rooms and let our children play freely. When I first started offering Music Together classes on the UWS and UES in 1992, there wasn’t much else around. These days, you are inundated with choices from art to music to soccer to cooking and on it goes. I can’t possibly imagine how challenging it is, the dilemma that you must face making the decision about what class or classes to enroll your child in. What’s best? What’s the most fun? Which one will my child love the most?

I can’t speak to any of the other programs that are out there because I don’t attend them, but I can speak to Music Together. As a mom in a Music Together class first, I was struck by how grounded it was, how well thought-out it was. It made sense for the child. Sure, the teacher asked me to sing with strangers – who later became friends – and dance around even if I wasn’t holding my child. I didn’t get what good that could possibly do my infant daughter. What I learned, though, is that just like all the other habits our children learn from us through observing, watching, emulating, and generally wanting to BE us as they grow, the same holds true for making music. It’s simple. When they see us doing it, they want to do it, too. And that cycle sets up a life-habit.

At Music Together we provide a classroom setting where children can thrive and grow, with music that isn’t dumbed down but is rich, interesting, stimulating – and FUN. Story songs; train songs; songs in Spanish, Japanese; songs from a diverse array of cultures; songs without words at all; and so much more. Music Together is award-winning music that even you can listen to. Our teachers are trained educators, excellent musicians, and understand what your child needs to grow musically. There is a method to our madness and your child’s music development is our top priority. 

The landscape of children’s programming in Manhattan has changed dramatically since I started ESWS Music Together all those years ago and we are proud that we have thrived despite economic downturns, the ebb and flow of families in and out of Manhattan, and the phenomenal increase in activity choices for families with young children. Parenting in New York City is a unique and beautiful thing. Make Music Together a part of your family’s journey. It’s a solid choice.

Written by Deanna deCampos, Director of Eastside Westside Music Together

Where to Find the Best Music Classes in NYC

With fall in full swing, finding the best kids’ classes is on the minds of so many NYC parents. And with so many options, what classes do you choose? At Kidz Central Station, we’ve found that the one class that is universally loved by kids (and parents) is music. Music classes are fun and lighthearted, they help with language and cognitive development, and kids respond to music the way adults do—it makes us feel happy and at ease.

So if you want your little ones to learn about making melodies, playing instruments, and keeping rhythm, Kidz Central Station has the market on music classes—from private flute lessons to classes featuring a real live band! Here are a few great options in NYC:

Little Maestroslittlemaesrtos (Upper East Side, Union Square; Age 4 months–3 years) An award-winning NYC program, Little Maestros takes music to a whole new level. With a full band, puppet shows, musical story time, dance parties, and more, this program makes it easy for kids to learn about music and have fun at the same time. Tip: Little Maestros offers a great after work class at the Upper East Side location, so working parents can enjoy a class with their little ones at the end of the day.

Music for Aardvarks (Most neighborhoods in NYC, Age 6 months–4 years) With tons of locations throughout NYC, Music for Aardvarks was created almost 20 years ago, and is based around the program’s original songs, rhythms, and chants. Classes incorporate singing, dancing, instrument playing, and more, and many songs reflect the city we all live in and love, with songs like “Taxi, Taxi Ridin’ in the Back Seat”. What NYC kid isn’t familiar with that? What’s more, each child receives a free Music for Aardvarks CD, so they can jam to their favorite songs at home.

Music with Jamesbaby playing xylophone (Murray Hill, Upper East Side; Age 4 months–4 years) A great drop-in option, Music with James is just what the name implies—small, intimate music classes with James Humphrey, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, who for the past ten years has been performing at children’s events and leading music classes throughout Manhattan. At each class he plays a variety of different musical styles and instruments, while children sing, dance, shake maracas, and play along. Classes can be bought one at a time or in packs of ten, so you can sign up and drop-in as you please.

NYC Flute Instruction (Upper West Side; Age 4+) Taught by Laura Thompson, a professional flutist for over 15 years, this program includes group and private flute lessons for kids age four and up. Kids can take introductory classes to get a feel for playing this beautiful instrument, and experienced flutists can join ensemble classes and learn to play with an experienced bunch.

Vienna MusicFlute_Teacher_and_girl_playing (Bayside; Age 3+) This fantastic program focuses on professional music development with top-notch classrooms, upscale instruments, professional and experienced instructors, and student placement based on individual skill level. From private flute lessons to group classes teaching the fundamentals of music (classes include singing and playing musical games and exercises), you can’t go wrong with a music class here.

And that’s just a small selection of the best music classes in NYC on Kidz Central Station. Check out our full listing of programs for fall!

Meet Jason Sagebiel, Founder of Sage Music

KCS: So Jason – tell us how you got into music and started Sage Music

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JS: I got into teaching through the military.  After sustaining a brain injury in 2003 in Iraq I was having difficulties and went to speech therapy.  It was helpful, but not with complicated tasks – so I went into learning music and techniques to aide my own recovery. I now apply the same principles for teaching and learning for students as well.

JS: I was teaching privately since 1996,  but I’ve had so much referral business that I couldn’t take them all on anymore. I got a small studio in Forest Hills and it’s just grown from there. We moved to LIC three years ago, and Greenpoint in the last couple months.

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KCS: It’s great to see you so successful and bringing such enjoyment and education to children’s lives. What age do you think is best to get them started?

JS: That depends on your goals. Instruments such as the guitar and violin take two hands to make one sound, so those are great for around ages 6-7. Piano and drums take less coordination only requiring one hand to make one sound, so you can start them as early as ages 4-5.

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JS: Of course, it’s still great to get kids exposed to music at an earlier age. We offer classes for ages 5 and under that are fun and engaging and about exposure, not training.  They come to learn about music as well as a little singing using movement and rhythm. We also have a mom and me class for babies under 2 years of age. You can see them all on KidzCentralStation.com!

JS: There is a progression and I encourage parents to do the exposure classes for toddlers to see what their children prefer – kids don’t always know what they will like. So if they are exposed, they will see if they really love music or not.

KCS: Music really is great for kids. My toddler loves to scream and “dance” when music is playing. Even if a car drives by playing it, he will dance in his stroller. I agree it’s incredibly helpful and engaging. Can you share a great story with us about how it has impacted a student of your own?

JS: I had one student who was badly hurt many years ago, and he’s had trouble getting a job and/or even holding a job because of the injuries and demeanor. However playing music has given him a real sense of purpose. He’s found a home and something meaningful to do.  It’s inspiring to see others as empowered by music as I have been.

KCS: That’s a beautiful story! Is there a certain instrument that students resonate with over others?

JS: Well, we have this new class where we introduce multiple instruments.  Each week we show them a new instrument, and I am fascinated how excited they get over almost all of them! I thought they wouldn’t like this one, and love this one, but it’s exciting to see how kids in general respond to music and instruments.

JS: Most students stick through the programs for many many years.

KCS: Well I have to say we’re pretty excited ourselves to come and check out a class! Can you give us a little more info about Sage Music?

JS: We’re different than most schools – we have a mature atmosphere. Adults also take classes, or we have parents and children taking classes together. Fathers and sons  can take guitar lessons together and it’s really cute. We encourage that.  We also offer group classes for adults and weekly group practice sessions, as well as recitals. Sometimes we do private recitals, and then open to larger crowds too.

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JS: We also offer performance opportunities outside in the public, such as concerts on the waterfront in LIC (Gentry Plaza Park). It’s usually as the sun is setting on Manhattan – it’s a really magical experience. You can learn more about the concert series here on LICconcerts.com.  We are planning one concert this year to be a kids day – with children performers, and children’s entertainment.  The schedule will be posted soon.

KCS: That sounds AMAZING! We’ll be sure to come check them out. Any other events?

JS: May 17th is the LIC Arts Open – http://licartsopen.org/ This is the free arts festival in LIC, which is running at the same time as LIC Springs – http://www.licpartnership.org/events/lic-springs – The free community block party, where we will be running the stage. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

 

Sage Music School focuses on teaching the skills that enable your children to play music with confidence and ease. The school’s educational core encompasses proper instrument mechanics, proper body usage, as well as the best methods for learning and practicing so that your kids will get the most from their lessons. The school offers private lessons and classes in guitar, piano, voice, violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, drums, composition, theory, and more. In addition to traditional music instruction for children and adults, the school offers special music programs for students 0-6 years of age. Register for music classes, private music lessons, or contact Sage Music school.

Jason Sagebiel, an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, is the owner of Sage Music school. He is a music educator, guitarist, composer, and the director of the NYC Guitar Orchestra. He has performed in major concert halls and on the radio. Sagebiel is the subject of two books on music, in addition to being on the music faculty of the City University of New York.

10 Relaxing Naptime Songs for Babies, Toddlers, and Moms-to-Be

10 Relaxing Naptime Songs for Babies, Toddlers, and Moms-to-Be

Listening to quiet music at nap time helps children relax and prepare for restorative sleep. In addition to singing a few lullabies, adding some classical music to your daily nap routine can improve the quality and length of your child’s sleep! A good nap means a better day for Mom and Dad too, so if you’re searching for a way to calm your child, music is the place to begin.

It’s never too early to start: Introducing music during infancy helps in “wiring” your baby’s brain for learning. Daniel Levitin, (cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist) elaborates in one of my favorite books, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession: “Music’s function in the developing child is to help prepare its mind for a number of complex cognitive and social activities, exercising the brain so that it will be ready for the demands placed on it by language and social interaction… Music processing helps infants to prepare for language; it may pave the way to linguistic prosody, even before the child’s developing brain is ready to process phonetics.”

It’s a winning combination- not only does it release the “feel-good” chemical dopamine, soothing and relaxing your baby, but it also engages his or her developing brain!

Here are the Top 10 recommendations of relaxing classical pieces for naptime, including works by great composers like Chopin, Debussy, and Brahms.

NOTE: This is also a great list for expectant mothers.  A baby’s auditory system is fully functional within the womb about twenty weeks after conception, so make sure to fill your third trimester with a mix of gorgeous, soothing classical music and your favorite upbeat, feel-good songs. Alexandra Lamont of Keele University in the UK found that, one year after birth, children recognized and preferred the music they heard in the womb!

1. Meditation from Thaïs (Massenet)
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2. The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)
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3.  Aquarium from The Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)
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4. Une Larme (Rossini)
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5. Songs My Mother Taught Me (Dvořák)
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6. Waltz in A Flat, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms)
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7. Clair de Lune (Debussy)
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8. Arabesque No. 1 (Debussy)
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9.   Songs Without Words (Lieder Ohne Worte) Op. 30, No. 1 (Mendelssohn)
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10. Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin)
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Carina Zimmerman is one of the co-founders of TLB Music, a children’s music studio and indoor playspace located on the Upper East Side. She is also the author of The Bird Feed NYC, TLB’s blog filled with family-friendly music to share, free printables for kids, NYC history, product recommendations, and nostalgic photo collections.

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Is My Child Ready for Flute Lessons?

Your child loves music, you’ve tried piano lessons and you bought that plastic recorder, but the interest seems to be fading and the musical community and fun you hoped for is nonexistent –now what?

Playing the Flute – What Age is Best?

A child as young as three can start the violin, so why not the flute? The answer is complex, and I do have colleagues that begin students as young as three, but I think five or six is a perfect starting age for flute lessons.  A youngster at this age will respond very well to the mix of familiar pattern and open-ended creativity to be found in learning to play the flute. They will be able to focus for short bursts of time.  And of course, the benefits of music and instrumental instruction to the developing brain are well documented — click here for more: 6 Benefits of Music Lessons

What kind of flute?

Jupiter Prodigy Flute – ideal for very small children

Jupiter Prodigy Flute

Trevor James 10x flute comes with both curved and straight head joints

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A young flutist can usually handle a “real” instrument –that is, one with a curved-head joint that fits the child’s hands and body.  There are several flutes on the market geared towards young children. Although there are instruments available with only a body and head-joint (such as the Jupiter Prodigy pictured above), I recommend getting a complete flute (such as the Trevor James or similar), as it can be played for many years without need for a step-up or replacement instrument.

Posture, breathing and hand position.

A young flutist learns a series of movements not unlike a little dance –we stand, smile, bow, adjust our feet, and float the flute above our heads before even playing a note. Performing this ritual before each song instills a sense of calm, steady relaxation and sets up the child in an attitude of openness and readiness to play.

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Developing the practice habit.

Parents, you must take up the gauntlet here! It is a rare child who will set their own schedule and find time for regular practice sessions.  Just as you set up play dates, dinner time and transportation to school, it is your responsibility to create a little space for music in your busy family life.  That could mean having books, stand, instrument, etc. set up in a corner of the living room, and making sure there is time during day for practice. You can listen to your child play their songs and count their repetitions, or ask them to explain a new concept that only they understand. Or you could do a flute set-up with them –  keep an eye on their pinky to make sure it’s going to the right place.  A partnership is needed here – practice time only takes about 15-20 minutes a day, and will add incalculable benefit to your child’s musical life. And when grandparents come to town imagine their delight when they get hear a new piece!

Group classes Available Through KidzCentralStation.com:

Flute lessons at NYC Flute provide a built in community of peers –there’s always someone to look up to, and someone to show off for in group class! During private lesson the young flutist learns one-on-one according to their own particular strengths and needs, but in group class a whole new set of music-making skills come into focus that can’t be duplicated in any other way: Listening, ensemble skills, performance confidence –and getting to play with your friends, what could be more fun?

Book a class today on KidzCentralStation.com, here!

 

What Is Suzuki Flute?

The Suzuki Flute Method

The Suzuki violin method developed by Shinichi Suzuki in the late 50’s is well known to most parents –however, included under the Suzuki umbrella are methods for many other instruments, including the Suzuki Flute School. We are fortunate to have a tireless and enthusiastic proponent of this beautiful and expressive instrument in Toshio Takahashi, a Japanese flutist who developed the Suzuki flute method books.

Mr. Takahashi’s story is very interesting, but I will save that for a later post. Suffice to say that he came to the United States to study with the famous French flutist Marcel Moyse, who is considered one of the greatest flute teachers of all time and with whom generations of American flutists have studied. Mr. Moyse lived and taught in the United States near Brattleboro, Vermont, and that is where Mr. Takahashi made his way to study with him.

Upon his return to Japan and at the request of Shinichi Suzuki, Takahashi developed the Suzuki Flute School, using many of the principals he learned from maestro Moyse. Chief among these are tone development and musical expression.

Reading Music and Listening!

The Suzuki method places equal emphasis on reading music as well as listening to the repertoire and learning to play by ear. This is practically unheard of (pun intended!) in the world of traditional music lessons. An entire aspect of musicianship totally ignored and marginalized!

The Suzuki learner has two books, one for learning by ear and another for learning to read music, ie: staff and notes. Since many youngsters in the Suzuki Flute School are just learning to read anyway, this is appropriate for them as well. Listening to music is integral to the Suzuki method, the student who is familiar with a song before they start playing it will learn very quickly. A lot of listening is encouraged.

The Suzuki Triangle

Another effective aspect of the Suzuki method is the famous “Suzuki Triangle” which consists of teacher, parent and student. This set-up virtually guarantees success at home. Parents sit in on lessons and listen to their child play the assignments at home. Parents assume the role of teacher at home –listening to  practice sessions, looking out for good habits and offering praise for work well done.

A practice session should last anywhere from 10-15 minutes, consistently, at least 5-6 days per week. In some studios, parents are encouraged to learn to play the flute too –at least at a rudimentary level– so they can coach and listen to their child more effectively. This isn’t entirely necessary and ultimately won’t affect the child’s learning curve, but it is fun to be able to play a bit with your child.

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Group Flute Classes

Group classes are another great reason to choose Suzuki Flute.  In addition to a weekly private lesson Suzuki students participate in group classes, these can run weekly, or in some cases for a set number of times per semester –and they always culminate in a concert for family and friends. The goal of the groups are to solidify what’s already learned through playing together, adding harmony parts to easy songs, and hearing others play. Interacting with other students in this way also creates camaraderie and a sense of community.

To find out more, as well as book a class with Laura Thompson and Suzuki Flute, visit KidzCentralStation.com. 

I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart. 

—Shin’ichi Suzuki

Kidz Central Station’s New Winter Classes in NYC for Kids

Living in NYC means you have access to non stop activities and events – even for the kids. There might be a ton of snow on the ground this Winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up in your apartment! Take advantage of the cold weather by exploring some of the top winter classes for kids in NYC – here are some of our favorites:

Top Winter Classes in NYC for Kids

Drama Llama

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Where else in the world can you get acting classes for kids – taught by professional Broadway actors?? Students create, rehearse, and perform their very own original script. A final performance is offered for family and friends on the last day of class. Drama Llama has a weekend class starting on 2/15 for ages 6-12. Sign up here!

Soc Roc Soccer

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Speaking of professional teachers, this soccer class for toddlers is taught by former professional soccer players. Classes start for kids as young as 18 months, meaning your newly walking toddler can add soccer foot skills to their newly acquired talents! Classes are going on now all over NYC, so pop in for a free trial, and prorate for the semester! Sign up here.

Cooking at Whole Foods with Creative Kitchen

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There’s no better way to beat the cold than in a hot kitchen! Your little chef can learn about colors, numbers and shapes, and then eat them too! Parents will be just as excited when they see how many new fruits and vegetables their kids will adopt into their routine diets! kids having fun and learning good nutritional habits is a win win!

Fun with Food starts 2/3 with drop-in or semester options available. Click here to learn more!

14th Street Y Language Workshops

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Kids as young as 6 months can starts to learn French,  Chinese or Spanish. And don’t forget parents, you might learn a word or two as well! Every week babies and toddlers can learn about a different culture through singing and percussion jam sessions. It’s all in Spanish, but no Spanish is required! Learn more about the 14th Street Y classes here. 

Or maybe you want to try Russian? Check out the JCC of Manhattan for it’s fifth year of the Russian Shabbat program! For kids ages 3-4. Learn more here. 

S2KIDS Leadership and Social Skills

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This is a  9-week class that teaches leadership and social skills – including eye contact, joining a group, problem solving, empathy and conflict resolution among others. Classes start in Tribeca on 2/15 on weekends. Learn more here. 

Kidz Central Station offers many different classes for any type of indoor activity that gets you out of the house this winter. Click here to view a full list of all available classes, and book one today!

5 Ways to Find the Perfect Music Classes for Toddlers

Maximo’s new favorite thing is to dance (well, can you call toddler bouncing dancing?) when his favorite songs come on the television. So, I thought it might be a fun idea to get him into some music classes – but where do you start? Thank goodness we book all our classes through KidzCentralStation.com, so we’re able to compare classes for his age, in his neighborhood, just for music right on the site!
But then you see a long list of all these different classes – which one is going to be best? Here are 5 tips on finding the perfect music class!
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5 Ways to Find the Perfect Music Classes for Toddlers

1. Free Demo Classes. Almost all music classes, or any class, will offer a free trial. Just like a car, you have to test drive it before you buy! You can book free classes through KidzCentralStation.comlike these free Rockin with Andy classes in downtown and Murray Hill. If you don’t see a free trial class, don’t be afraid to call and ask them – most classes will let you drop by for free!
2. Don’t be afraid to venture out. Just because you live in the Upper East Side doesn’t mean you have to stay in the UES! I actually live in Astoria, so we don’t let location skew our chance to find a great class! While you can find TLB Music classes right in your UES neighborhood, there are also awesomely fun classes by Lavender Blues in the Financial District. This way you expose your child to different types of music styles to find their favorite!
3. Avoid Stereotypes. Music class is not band class from your middle school days. Instead of sitting in a row of clarinet players, kids are exposed to tons of different musical instruments, usually multiple ones in one class. Then they dance and sing songs of different genres. One song maybe blues, the next one reggae, and they end with one by Lady Gaga. Music classes are sure to peak your child’s interest and get them excited about music!
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4. Options for Everyone. After you find a class that your child just HAS to attend every week, many places will offer semester and/or drop-in classes. That means, if you’d rather lock in a full couple months of classes you can. Or, if you don’t like commitment, and would rather just swing by when you’re “in the neighborhood,” you have the option to do that too! Eastside Westside Music Together,  and Music Together in the City  are great for semester classes, and for drop-ins, we love Music with James in Murray Hill (and the UES!)
5. Get into the Groove. As a parent, we’ve all caught ourselves dancing and clapping like fools to make our babies smile. Don’t be deterred just because you’re in public – the classes are meant for parents AND children. Many teachers will help you feel comfortable and include you in the class. Remember, when your child sees you having fun, they have fun too! A couple more “fun” classes I like to participate in are Kindermusik classes, andCreative Play for Kids.
So now that you feel ready to get out and test out the musical world for toddlers in NYC, head over to KidzCentralStation.com to book a class, and then let us know how you (and your child) liked it!

 

 

Benefits of Kids Music Classes

As someone who grew up studying music from a young age I stand by the belief that music can have a major impact on a person in many different ways.  For instance, in school I rarely had anxiety before an exam as I had experience performing with an ensemble group and going through auditions.  Music helped me think abstractly which was very helpful in school and outside of the classroom.

My personal relationship with music began when I was introduced to the piano at the age of 4. Thanks to my parents who encouraged me to take private lessons and also to teachers who challenged me to see my potential, my personal and educational life was changed because of my music.

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Luckily in 2014, the arts go beyond Broadway plays and music lessons!  Now music classes are available to those who are even younger than 4!  These classes generally are very nurturing and in a non-formal setting. Classes such as singing simple songs and gestures, that just seem like silly fun, are in reality generating many benefits for small children.

Benefits of Kids Music Classes

Lets look at some of the positives that have been found in children being exposed to music and/or taking music classes at a young age (each article link has been added below, in case you’d like to do a little more reading!):

1) Brain Development

Music stimulates both sides of the brain, which can lead to increased creativity and fine tuning of reasoning abilities including problem solving. Research has also found that a child can be more likely to do well academically because of involvement with music.

2) Motor skills development

By playing with instruments or participating in dance that involves even the simplest movements, a child’s muscle strength and coordination can be increased. Each dance is requiring a certain amount of control from different muscles, fine-tuning skills that will help with every day activities.

3) Social skills

As early as 1-2 years a child may begin to show signs of self- consciousness, becoming more aware of his own feelings as well as observing the feelings and expressions of others. Up until now, most children have already developed close relations with only perhaps you as a parent or caregiver. Being in a social situation where he can interact with others his own age may be less intimidating if he is also able to have you there to help define positive or negative behaviors.

If you think music classes may be a good fit for your little one, feel free to come to any of our classes and just mention this blog entry for a complimentary class that day! For all information on us, please see our bio section!

There are tons of kids music classes available on KidzCentralStation.com – and you can search by age and location to find the best, and closest option in the city for your child!

We hope to see you soon!

Kiddy Classes are for Nannies and Sitters, too!

Here at NY Nanny Center & Lucky Lil’ Darlings, our caretakers are always seeking the best of what NYC has to offer kiddos- and the list seems endless. Our nannies, sitters & parents want to engage their lil’ ones’ growing minds in the best ways possible, and classes are a great way to get kids interacting with other kids and their caretaker. Our buddies at Kidz Central Station offer an easy way to see everything going on in NYC on one site. It easily shows you prices, easy enroll button, reviews, and lets you know whether trial classes are available. Caretakers are a vital part of children’s development, and these classes are a great way to foster that.

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Kiddy Classes for Nannies & Sitters:

Show the parents that you’re being proactive with their kiddos! Browse the Kidz Central Station website, and suggest some classes in the neighborhood that are geared toward the children’s interests. And if you’re looking after an infant who doesn’t yet have specific interests- interactive music classes are always a winner and so much fun. To top it all off, you’ll have a great bonding experience with the lil’ ones.

Lindsay Bell is president of Lucky Lil’ Darlings, an expert child-sitting family concierge company.  In 2013, LLD acquired the NY Nanny Center and is dedicated to providing competent, consistent & nurturing sitters and nannies for children to grow successfully.

 

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For more information on our sitter services, please visit http://www.luckylildarlings.com or email us at [email protected] or [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!