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Tour the Prodigies Index

Today we're sharing an updated look at the scope & sequence of Prodigies. In the video below, take a quick 3 minute tour of The Prodigies Index to see a full list of lessons and get a quick run down on each section. Not feeling a video? Check out this Scope & Sequence...

#WellnessWednesday – The “One Complaint a Day” Rule

Hey everyone! Mr. Rob here with a little #WellnessWednesday mantra that I use everyday to help keep my spirits up! It's the simple yet powerful idea of only one complaint a day. It started as a vacation rule that my Mom made up back when we were kids and these days,...

#TastyTuesday: Fabulous Fruity Flowers

#tastytuesday April showers bring May flowers...and lots of fresh snack ideas! If you’re looking for something that’s both fun and healthy, try putting together one of these awesome fruity flowers! We’re going to show you one that you can do with the older kids and...

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Teaching Children About the Orchestra

  Orchestral Fun for Kids! Young children might surprise you how well they pick up on pitches and timbres (the sound that instruments make). Playing classical and jazz “high information music” has a marked effect in brain activity, and if you play this music during...

7 Ways to Inspire Your Child’s Love of Music

Inspiring Children to Love Music Chocolates, cards, and little stuffed animals….it’s almost Valentine’s Day! Did you know that there are plenty of ways to inspire your children to LOVE music? So, along with your Valentine gifts, give your kiddos the gift...

Top 10 Classical Music Pieces for Kids

 Top 10 Classical Pieces for Kids January 29, 2018 by Michael     Classical Music for Children Maybe you've heard that listening to classical music is beneficial to children, especially in their early stages of development. Well, you heard it right! Multiple studies...

The #1 Musical Instrument for Young Children

If you’ve ever been toy shopping for an infant, toddler or preschooler, you’re probably familiar with the music toy section.

From the simplest baby rattle, to kid-sized acoustic guitars, to light up musical puzzles, and to “oh-my-god-please-get-this-thing-to-shut-up” keyboards, most children end up with some kind of musical instrument or toy at some point in their childhood!

While some of these toys are really interesting in their look, their design, their features or their price (“a guitar for 30 bucks… no way!”) many of them are more toy than they are instrument.

The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

The Cognitive, Emotional and Socials Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument There is a plethora of research, articles and videos that explain all the different ways that listening to music and playing a musical instrument affect the brain. Here, I've simply...

Teaching Your Kids to Sing In Tune

From the most classic of playground chants to the songs from the latest Disney movie, kids love to sing.
They make up songs as they go in an uninhibited way that most adult songwriters envy. They learn many of their first words through song and music helps them transition from activity to activity.
But for all their love of singing, it’s pretty rare to find a kid who naturally sings in tune.

Top 5 Instruments for the Young Child

As a musician, a classroom teacher and a music teacher, I often have parents ask me what instruments to buy for their children. For years I recommended whatever one their child seemed most intrigued by as a means of fostering their love of music. Though...

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Tour the Prodigies Index

Today we're sharing an updated look at the scope & sequence of Prodigies. In the video below, take a quick 3 minute tour of The Prodigies Index to see a full list of lessons and get a quick run down on each section. Not feeling a video? Check out this Scope & Sequence...

#WellnessWednesday – The “One Complaint a Day” Rule

Hey everyone! Mr. Rob here with a little #WellnessWednesday mantra that I use everyday to help keep my spirits up! It's the simple yet powerful idea of only one complaint a day. It started as a vacation rule that my Mom made up back when we were kids and these days,...

#TastyTuesday: Fabulous Fruity Flowers

#tastytuesday April showers bring May flowers...and lots of fresh snack ideas! If you’re looking for something that’s both fun and healthy, try putting together one of these awesome fruity flowers! We’re going to show you one that you can do with the older kids and...

NEW SONGBOOK: My First Chromatic Songbook Available Now

My First Chromatic Songbook is LIVE Inside the Playground & Available for Order TODAY! To cap off an epic #MusicMonday, we've proud to announce the release of My First Chromatic Songbook! As you may have guessed, My First Chromatic Songbook features a lot more of the...

PsP Melodies – Every Episode Free THIS WEEK ONLY for #WOYC

This week is the Week of the Young Child, which is a week long celebration of all things early education!! Each day of the week, we'll be sharing new blog articles, free resources and new episodes of Primary Prodigies inside the Playground! As part of the celebrating...

Chromatic Introduction – Preschool Chapter 9 Teaser

Chromatic Play! Happy #MusicMonday everyone! Michael from the Prodigies team here. It's been a long time coming, and many of you have been asking when you can expect to see more episodes featuring chromatic notes. Some of you have written in to email and our Facebook...

Music in our Homeschool: Part 2 – A Musically Engaging Home

"Give a child an environment where they can thrive and then watch them spread their wings and fly." Sometimes I hear people say, “My child takes after me…he can’t carry a tune” or, “My child isn’t musical.” But, I believe that if a child is given the proper tools and...

15 Reasons to Join Prodigies Lifetime This April

  If you've been thinking about a music program for your kids, your school, or your group, we're giving you 15 Reasons to Join Prodigies Lifetime this April! 1. FOUR TIMES as many videos as last year! On April 1st, 2017, Prodigies consisted of 64 videos inside of...

Raising a Young Musician eBook

Raising a Young Musician eBook Have a young music lover in the family? Wondering how to take your child's musical play to the next level?   Raising a Young Musician will show you... • The #1 Ingredient for giving children a strong sense for pitch and music • How to...

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New Series Preview: Performance Prodigies Has Arrived!

Not only are we airing Primary Prodigies Chapter 2 this April, we're also adding dozens of new Orff Friendly Performance Tracks inside of a new collection, Performance Prodigies. While at the TMEA 2018 Conference, we spoke to a lot of music educators who spend a large...

4 Year Old Boo Aces Perfect Pitch Test

Watch as our good buddy Boo aces this pitch test!!   The powerful musical skill of absolute pitch shows up in about 1 in 10,000 English speaking kids. In cultures where the language is more reliant on pitch and tone however, there's an almost culture-wide sense for...

Primary Prodigies Chapter 2 Has Begun!

A year after the release of Primary Prodigies Chapter 1, we are back with Primary Prodigies Chapter 2!! The first section is live inside the Prodigies Playground and we will be adding new episodes, assessments, more worksheets and tons of content to Primary Prodigies...

5 Musical Easter Egg Activities

It’s almost Easter and what better way to celebrate than to incorporate some of those Easter eggs into your music lesson! Can you really use Easter eggs in a music lesson? Yes! And we’re going to show you how with these 5 easy Easter activities for the classroom! Hop...