Parental involvement in storybook reading and related play activities

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning,” Fred Rogers once explained. “They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play.” When combined with reading together, play can also promote early literacy . . . → Read More: Parental involvement in storybook reading and related play activities

5 reasons why parents should be reading to children

Parents who read to their young children and participate in literacy activities together prepare them for early and continuing reading success. Research journals, parenting magazines, blogs (including the ABC Music & Me blog), teacher resources, and more continue to tout the tremendous benefits of reading together.

Recently, Olivia N. Sarachoa, PhD and Bernard Spodek, PhD reviewed current . . . → Read More: 5 reasons why parents should be reading to children

A Very Musical Welcome!

Welcome to the ABC Music & Me blog!

ABC Music & Me is a research-based language and early literacy program built around music. Kindermusik International has used its 30 years of experience to create an “all-in-the-box” program for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, and emerging readers. Our program develops essential listening and early literacy skills so your students have the skills they . . . → Read More: A Very Musical Welcome!