A May Moment With Mary

How is everyone doing out there?  Spring has sprung in Virginia and with the warmer temperatures and everything blooming, I find myself swinging back and forth between feeling a sense of invigoration, to feeling ready for a good nap.

Music for Learning and Development

Music making and learning plays a critical role for young children, providing abundant benefits for their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.

Music for Love, Joy, & Connection

When we sing together, dance together, and enjoy music together, our bodies release certain types of hormones and chemicals (dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins, oh my!).

A January Moment With Mary

When working with young children, January can often feel like we’ve somehow traveled back in time to the beginning of the school year, and we have to start from the beginning with setting up routines and expectations.

Music for Getting Back into the Routine

Here are some ways to use music to help get your kiddos back into the swing of things while also enjoying a playful activity together that fosters love, joy, learning, and connection.

Music for Surviving the Holidays

Welcome to December, a very special month of the school year, filled with lots of over-sugared, over-tired, and over-stimulated kiddos. Throw in a dash of the cold and virus season, and you’re really set up for…well…maybe not our finest time of the school year.

Music for Language Development

Young children are developing their language skills with every interaction, every conversation, and every activity all day long. Super boost their language development by sharing songs and fingerplays!

Music for Classroom Community

The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to build a happy, healthy classroom community that will thrive all year. How can we use music to support this? Music Mary explains how and why music is so important for ourselves and our students.

A Moment with Mary – Connect with us on YouTube!

We always want to be meeting teachers where you are and providing you with resources that are easy to use and meet the needs of you and your students. With our YouTube channel, we hope that we have done just that!

The Best Music For Your Child’s Brain

Over the last several decades, neuroscientists and psychologists have done amazing research on the relationship between music and our brains, demonstrating what music does for our brains and bodies and also what happens in real time as we listen to music or actively participate in making music.