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26 Musical Instruments You Can Make at Home

Take a few minutes today to get creative with the kids and make one of these super simple instruments that really work!

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9 Reasons Learning a Musical Instrument Benefits Kids

From improving math skills to providing stress relief—learning a musical instrument has a host of unexpected advantages.

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10 Music-Making Apps Your Kids Will Love

We sampled an entire marching-band-worth of apps (so you don’t have to) and discovered the grooviest ones.

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Go-To Holiday Baby Gifts

Here are some of my favorite go-to baby gifts

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Disney Dreamin' for Kids Music Day

The Grammy Museum Presents Matthew Morrison’s Disney Dreamin’ for Kids Music Day

Over a dozen celebrity artists are showing their support for music education as Kids Music Day Ambassadors.

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5 Sweet Sales & Deals Not to Miss This Week

From no-contact thermometers up to 50% to kids Nike gear at 30% off, here are 5 sales and deals you shouldn’t miss this week. 

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Hamilton/Fallon

Watch the Original Cast of “Hamilton,” Jimmy Fallon & The Roots’ Performance of “Helpless”

This socially distant version was complete with instruments found at home. 

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8 Tips to Raising Musical Kids: A Parent’s Guide

Want to introduce the joy of making music to your kids? Here are 8 things you can do to get them started on the right note.

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The Best Gift Guide for Girls Age 5 to 15

Even if you don’t find your perfect gift on this list, you’ll certainly find some inspiration for your little girl’s birthday and get her something she’ll truly enjoy!

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How Do Music Classes Help Your Child Develop?

Why are music classes so important? They help teach fine motor skills, coordination as well as language, pattern, and rhythm.

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6 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Love Music

The secret? Figuring out how you can creatively integrate music into their normal activities.

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10 Ways to Foster Baby’s Interest in Music

Play it again, mom! Music can boost a baby’s language skills and brighten their mood. Here are 10 easy ways to introduce your baby to music.

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funniest tweets of the week

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: May 18, 2018

Parents sound off on the everyday life of parenting littles.

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Jennifer Garner Dropped This Music Video about Motherhood & It’s So Very True

Jennifer Garner’s musical tribute to moms is everything.

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Recall Alert: These Toy Xylophones Pose Choking Hazard

It’s time to check your little one’s toy box.

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8 Times It’s Okay to Let Your Child Quit

Sometimes, sticking it out isn’t the best advice.

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Do Your Kids Write Letters to Santa? They’re Not Alone

Even though it may seem like kids are super-focused on electronics these days, their techiness isn’t taking over handwriting when it comes to wishes for Santa.

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Listen Up! Great Songs Featuring the Saxophone

Today is National Saxophone Day so get your dancing shoes on and press play to hear some of the greatest songs that feature sax!

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How I Learned to Let Go of Perfectionism

Perfectionism has become a dirty word in our society.  Especially amongst women.  The pursuit of all things perfect drives many of us to the brink.  We exhaust ourselves putting on a “good show” – one that makes our lives look…

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Women Are More Into Men Whose Sweat Smells Like Veggies, Seriously

A recent study showed that attraction may come from what your guy eats rather what he looks like.

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New & Cool: Osmo’s New Music Game Teaches Kids Coding

Today is International Make Music Day and this brand new game from Osmo will teach kids to make beautiful music (and code at the same time!).

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I Finally Realized That Threenagers Aren’t Always Ridiculous

There have been a lot of hilarious stories out there, not about the terrible two’s, but instead, “Threenagers.” When my own daughter was getting close to that third birthday, she began to join the elite, entitled, exaggeratedly emotional, walk-on eggshells…

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Into the West: An Exciting Irish Adventure Now Playing at SCT

This latest modern folktale to hit the Seattle Children’s Theatre is filled with love, loss and bravery as well as plenty of LOL moments. Read on for the inside scoop.

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School Is in Session. The School of Rock, That Is!

Is your kiddo ready to really rock? We know where they can start shredding, banging and singing!

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It’s Not Good-Bye, It’s See You Later

Photo: Bethany Babchik
As my son enters his kindergarten classroom, I don’t want to get in the habit of saying something as simple as good-bye. It is not bye. Six hours later I will be there to pick him up.…

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Today Is International Strange Music Day

 

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Today Is International Strange Music Day

A cacophony awaits.

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Since your mini-maestros are regulars to the world of strange sounds, help them make an instrument to support their practice.

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Tune in with a playlist of songs…

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Today Is National Buy an Instrument Day

 

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Today Is National Buy an Instrument Day

Make a note of it.

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Try before you buy and handcraft one of these 9 DIY instruments you can make with your maestros.

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There’s an app for that: let…

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Shake & Make: The World’s Easiest Tambourine Craft

Got a paper plate? If so, you can easily make this fun instrument. Click through to get the how-to.

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Make Some Noise at OMSI’s New Guitar Exhibit

Get your little rockers ready to explore OMSI’s new exhibit that features the world’s largest guitar, plenty of hands-on musical action and more.

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Party Like it’s 1915: The Return of the World’s Fair!

San Francisco is rebooting the World’s Fair for 2015, and this weekend you’re invited to step into a stage coach and strum along to a 300-person ukulele jam.

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Pull Some Strings: Guitar Lessons that Rock

In celebration of April as International Guitar Month, these five guitar academies struck a chord with us as a great way to get your tot in tune with a love of music.

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Rock Out at the Museum of Making Music

When your little crooner starts mimicking Carly Rae Jepsen (um, seriously?), dances along to the latest Jonas Brothers single (breathe, just breathe), or plays a mean air guitar imitating Bob Dylan (ok, that’s more like it), it’s time to take…

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Win a 10-Week Session with The Music Class!

Music really does make the world go ’round! It can be a great tool for helping young children develop in many different ways, not to mention the potential for bonding between parents and kids. If you want your kiddo to…

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Ditch the TV: 6 Live Theater Shows for Kids

When people think of California, we think great weather and Hollywood, the city of lights, camera, and action! Great acting and live performances begin and end here. But when was the last time (or first time) you took your kids…

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School of Rock: Music Classes for Your Little Musicians

After examining the evidence it’s not surprising Portland takes it’s music scene so seriously. With a long lineage of great musicians from the Decemberists to M. Ward, Viva Voce, and The Dandy Warhols, there’s no shortage of inspiration. Let’s not…

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