Music is part of our lives so profoundly that it’s no surprise some of the top apps downloaded are music apps – but did you know that the benefits of music are even more profound for children who are actively engaged in studying music on a regular schedule? Study after study show multiple benefits for […]
Fun, New Music to Get the Kids up and Dancing!
New music is always a great way to invigorate kids and get them up and moving and away from the video games for a while. Monkey Monkey Music has a new collection of songs, Macaroni available for sale now. Parents may already be familiar with Monkey Monkey Music and Meredith LeVande the creator. Her songs […]
Kidz Bop 27 Makes Car Rides Entertaining and Fun!
Whether we are on our way to school, a play date or the grocery store, my kids love to listen to music, a great thing, since I love music as well. Let’s face it though; some of the stuff out there just isn’t friendly for little ears! Kidz Bop music makes pop music safe […]
Harmonious Childhood: 7 Benefits to Music-Making
Even as a little baby, my son responded to different tunes and rhythms. If he cried, I would just tap out a syncopated rhythm and the change up would grab his attention. By age two he was singing along in the car and demanding we “name that tune” as he hummed. Music was a big […]
MAMMA MIA! Comes to Broadway Philadelphia at the Academy of Music
As if anyone NEEDS a reason to get out of the house with the winter we are having, MAMMA MIA! is coming to Broadway Philadelphia at the Academy of Music starting Tuesday, February 25 through Sunday, March 2. Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive […]
Tony- Award Winning Musical Jersey Boys at the Forrest Theatre
Dying to get out of the house after this weekend’s snow? Looking for a unique holiday gift? Go see Jersey Boys opening this week at the Forrest Theatre! After breaking Forrest Theatre box office records SEVEN TIMES during the premiere engagement, JERSEY BOYS is “Workin’ Its Way Back” to Philadelphia! “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” […]
Les Miserables: Philadelphia’s Academy of Music January 2-13
Whether you’ve seen the show on Broadway or were first in line to see the movie, the award-winning Les Miserables never gets old. If you are in the Philadelphia area, you are in luck! The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be showing performances of Les Mis at the Academy of Music January 2 […]
Ahoy…It’s a Pirate Christmas on Disney Junior
Little girls adore the Disney Princesses, and I was no exception. I have so many fond memories of watching Disney movies with my mom. In fact, when I found out I was having a boy, I actually remembering thinking that it was a shame I wouldn’t be able to share my love of Disney with him. Now I’m a mom to two boys, and I’ve discovered that Disney has just as much to offer boys as girls.
My son adores Lightning McQueen and the CARS characters as well as Woody and Buzz from Toy Story. He loves adventure, and his favorite TV show is Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates is the #1 cable series for Boys 2-5 and on track to be the Disney Channel’s #1 preschool series ever.
Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating iPad Docking System Review
If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix on your iPad you know that the built-in speakers aren’t up to the task. The Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating Docking System amps up the iPad’s audio output while offering several other clever features.
And Now, For My First Act
Like many kids, I wanted to be a guitar hero, jamming with friends and soaking up the spotlight. Although I already enjoyed the piano and the flute, but I struggled to get my small fingers to stretch to reach the guitar chords. And all due respect to Jethro Tull, it is hard to rock out with the flute.
Learning a musical instrument is far easier during childhood and First Act Discovery makes a series of high quality steel-string acoustic guitars sized just right (30″) for little hands. And at $30 these guitars are sized just right for your budget…