Making Music

You don’t have to be a musician to make music with your baby! Sharing music with your child is an important part of his or her development – both in-utero and once baby arrives. Starting a musical tradition with your child is a great way to jump start learning, promote bonding, and build communication from […]

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Learning with Lullabies

Do you have a favorite song or rhyme that your remember from childhood?  Parents and caregivers have been singing to babies for centuries, and this music is passed down from one generation to the next.  Why not start a musical tradition with your new bundle of joy? Baby brains are already prewired to learn both […]

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App Talk: Exploring Music (Episode 5)

One, two, cha-cha-cha! Music plays an important part of a child’s development. It helps build their mathematical reasoning, helps build social skills through collaboration and learning to express themselves, and encourages play. This month, Kate from Parr Library showcases two free apps that help you and your child explore music.

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App Time: Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes Developed by: Oops Yay Price: $2.99 Available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.     Featuring 10 well-known nursery rhymes, this app engages multiple senses and encourages development of fine motor skills. Each song has 3 vocal versions and an piano version for singing along as well as an […]

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Movin’ & Groovin’ Music (and Books!)

At our Dance Party program, geared for ages 2-6, we enjoy a variety of music that encourages body movement, call and response, singing and playing with sounds, and generally just movin’ and groovin’ to the beat!  Music helps children develop listening skills and it exposes them to rhythmn and rhyme.  It also plays a part […]

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