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12/06/2017

FREE DECEMBER CLASS + CLOTHING DRIVE

Free classes + clothing drive 🙂 Come celebrate the holidays with a special, holiday-themed Ladybug Music class. I’ll have drawings for CDs and discounts for classes. ‘Tis the season to give back, so I’m partnering with We Are Tadem. It’s a non-profit organization that helps women (and their children) in crisis. I’m hoping attendees could donate 1 (or more) used children’s clothing (size newborn to kid’s 6). I’ll be teaching some classes for them, so I’d take the donations to them the following week 🙂 This is a great opportunity to teach our little wants about the true meaning of Christmas and to learn empathy, so let’s clean out our closets and donate those items we’ve outgrown 🙂
11/07/2017

BLOBFISH!

Bringing you another, “Wait, that’s REAL?” moment, we give you the BLOBFISH. Not just a favorite Ladybug Music song among the kids, but a real fish from the deep seas of Australia. Handsome, too. 

09/08/2017

Is my baby too young for a music class?

Well…is your baby too young to listen to you speak? Of course not! As parents, we know that talking to our babies is vital in helping their brian grow. Research has shown that talking with children in the first 3 years of life builds the brain architecture that will be needed later to support reading and thinking skills.

Singing to your babies is just as important as reading to them.  A parent fine-tunes their voice to their baby’s needs. When your baby is cheerful, we sing in an upbeat voice. When a baby is fretful, we sing in a soothing manner. Since babies can’t really regulate their own moods in the early months of life, a parent’s singing plays a vital role. Songs comfort your baby; they help them feel safe in the world.

Infants and Music. Infants recognize the melody of a song long before they understand the words. They often try to mimic sounds and start moving to the music as soon as they are physically able. They will enjoy this class as they try and mimic you or the older kids in class.  Once they are able, they’ll begin rocking to the beat and clapping to the rhythm. It will be adorable!

Toddlers and Music. Toddlers love to dance and move to music. The key to toddler music is the repetition of songs, which encourages the use of words and memorization. Silly songs make them laugh!

Preschoolers and Music. Preschoolers enjoy singing just to be singing. They aren’t self-conscious about their ability and most are eager to let their voices roar. They like songs that repeat words and melodies, use rhythms with a definite beat, and ask them to do things. Preschool children enjoy nursery rhymes and songs about familiar things like toys, animals, play activities, and people. They also like finger plays and nonsense rhymes with or without musical accompaniment.

So…keep playing those LADYBUG MUSIC CDs. And sing to your child. Dance with your child. Make up silly rhymes and songs.  Incorporate music into your everyday life as often as you can. Not because it will make your child a brilliant mathematician, but because it’s another enjoyable experience that nurtures them — and your relationship 🙂

08/25/2017

VOILA! Finger play

Keeping lil’ one’s smiling doesn’t require anything more than a few simple hand moves and some great tunes. Yesterday, I drove from Maple Grove to Como Zoo during rush hour…my little ones were not feeling it, so I put on Keira’s fav- “Mt Roraima.” VOILA! The power of finger play!

WATCH “Mt Roraima” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZrCx2l32Lw

08/08/2017

FALL REGISTRATION OPEN!

Our 10- week Fall Session runs from  

Mon., Sept. 18th to Sat., Dec. 2nd.

(no classes Thanksgiving week)

 

It’s hard to believe that FALL is right around the corner. We know how much effort it takes to put a family schedule together, and that many of you are looking ahead. So before the back-to-school craziness begins, register today for fall classes, and ensure that special time singing, laughing, and dancing with your little one is a priority!
FYI It’s not too late to join us for the rest of summer! There are still 4 weeks to boogie down with us.   

REGISTER HERE 

06/29/2017

Summer Session Demos filling up!

Our Summer Session demos are filling up! Spots are limited, so register today to make sure you get a spot 🙂

Monday, July 17 @ 10:00 AM—> VERY few spots left

Friday, July 21 @ 10:00 AM—> a few spots left

http://ladybugmusicmn.com/demo-classes/

 

06/06/2017

Summer is the perfect time to slow down and have some special time with your little ones. Beat the heat and join us for singing, dancing, laughing, and cuddling to music filled with rhythm & adventure this summer!


And if you are already looking ahead for Fall, mark your calendars! Our Fall 2017 registration opens up next week!