Baby Cakes: Musical Reads

Written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Sam Williams, Baby Cakes is by far one of my favorite board books to read in a Suzuki Early Childhood class. The feeling of sharing the beat together keeps the whole class engaged. That doesn’t only happen in class though! You can easily keep that beat at home too. Not only does this book have a steady beat, it has some great opportunities to snuggle and connect with our children. Watch the video to get some tips to make this book more interesting for everyone. Need the book? Purchase it here (affiliate link): We’ll …

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Freeze Game: Practice Corner

Ever had a hard time getting your child or student to stop playing so something can be corrected? Do they feel like you are interrupting their progress? Playing the Freeze Game can help a child to focus on a specific technique that needs to be worked on. Get the details by watching the video here: By the way, a triangle is a great thing to use for the Freeze Game. Want a triangle to add to your practice toolbox? Get one here: Rhythm Band Musical Steel Triangle 8 Inch (affiliate link) This game is simple! Use a triangle or bell to …

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Freight Train: Musical Reads

Looking for some new inspiration reading to your baby or toddler? With our Musical Reads, you’ll learn how to add musical elements into books to keep them engaging for you and your child. Today we are reading Freight Train by Donald Crews (affiliate link) We’ll be adding some train sounds and rhythm as we read. Watch the video to see how to make this book a musical read. HAVE A SUGGESTION for a future Musical Reads video? Share your book recommendations in the comments! Purchase the book here (affiliate link) Follow us & share with other families! Website Facebook Remember …

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30 Day Listening Challenge: Practice Corner

Listening beyond your Suzuki recording FREE 30-Day Tracker We all know that we need to be listening to our Suzuki recordings, but Dr. Suzuki never meant for that to be exclusive. Picking other pieces to listen to can help reinvigorate you inspiration and refresh your listening. Here’s how. Pick a piece that is relevant to you. If you are unsure where to start, ask your teacher for some suggestions! Teachers are happy to share some of their favorite pieces with students. Download a tracker to keep track of your days as you listen. That’s it! Simple, right? Doing a 30-day …

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