Monday, December 28, 2009


My kids and their cousins enjoyed a wonderful couple of hours at the BouncePlex on Saturday.  The trampoline complex offers a great deal of fun.  I couldn't help but notice that the children who were able to bounce with rhythm and a steady beat had a much easier time of it and were able to try more "tricks".  Yet another way Kindermusik helps to prepare little ones for a childhood filled with new experiences.  KINDERMUSIK - A GOOD BEGINNING NEVER ENDS

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Re-enroll Now

So far 20 of our families have taken advantage of our special early enrollment offers. How about you?

Currently enrolled Kindermusik families
Take advantage of these savings...

Enroll from December 13-19 Tuition only $110
Enroll from December 20 - January 9 Tuition only $115
Enroll from January 10 - 16 Tuition only $120

*****offer applies only to currently enrolled Kindermusik families.  Must pay in full to receive special offer. 

New to Kindermusik?
There are savings for you too...
Check out the COUPON link

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


At all stages of development the brain learns best when it can associate new information with previously learned or KNOWN information. So start now and this strategy will serve your child well for the rest of his/her life.  It's the past , present and future of learning:
What I know
What I want to know
What I learned
When faced with something new, for instance identifying the first letter of your child's name;
K (know) start with what he knows.  Maybe that is the a-b-c song.
W (want) identify the written symbol of the first letter of name
L (learn) start by singing the a-b-c's , then point to the the letters as you sing them.  Pay particular attention to that letter, maybe even make it larger than the rest. Review and play it into the brain, but always leave them wanting more.  Practice often, but in small chunks, at the first sign of fatigue or overload, back off.

Cradle to grave a great strategy for learning.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Harvard and Cambridge here we come...

Researchers at Harvard and Cambridge found that "Simple activities such as singing to music or playing a drum in time with the stressed syllables in nursery rhymes (HUMP-ty DUMP-ty SAT on a WALL) may have previously unsuspected benefits for the development of language, phonology and literacy."

Kathleen H. Corriveaua and Usha Goswamia
Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, UK
Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, USA

Do you think they were spying on us?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Story time is worth the time.

When your child moves, makes animal sounds, and answers questions about a story, the benefits are: building listening skills, learning new words, they are motivated to interact with literature in positive creative ways, building language skills and print awareness. Continue to share your enjoyment and love of books and singing at home and set your toddler on the path to becoming a successful reader.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sandy Slusser Photography Nov 7&8

Reserve your 1/2 hour time slot now.
Enjoy the slideshow for a sample of Sandy's work.
Email me if you'd like more information regarding pricing etc.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Wonderful Opportunity

Screening and Discussion of Consuming Kids

Thursday, November 05 2009 06:00 PM
FREE, RSVP required below
Consuming Kids Screening in Shamokin
Amy Polites Feese, RD, LDN
Luzerne County Community College-Northumberland Campus
2 E Arch St
Shamokin , Pennsylvania 17872
Amy Polites Feese, RD, LDN for more details

Box Tops Contest!

You may not know that I am the Box Tops coordinator for Lourdes (I have children in 1, 3, & 5th grades there)  I've decided to combine my two favorite things for this contest OLOL and Kindermusik!  

For every 5 Box Tops you bring in your name will be entered one time in a drawing for an ABC Music and Me collection (CD, Magazine, Instrument or prop).  The prize will be displayed on top of the shoe bin at the studio.


**** Box Tops are available on packages of General Mills cereal, some Pillsbury products, Kleenex, Hefty, Ziploc, Huggies and tons more - they're everywhere! 
**** Hunt and clip Box Tops
**** Put them in a baggie with your name and the number of Box Tops enclosed in the bag. 
**** Drop your baggie into the Box Tops collection container on the top of the shoe bin
**** I'll count them and complete 1 ticket for each 5 Box Tops turned in.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Winner of the Free Book Pick

Congratulations Miss Emily!  When you and Daddy come to the Studio you can pick any book you'd like from the Book Fair.  Thank you to all those who played along.  There will be a new contest coming soon.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Let's start the semester with a little contest!

The Book Fair is set up at the studio.  It will be set up for the week. come prepared to browse and buy.  Let's do a little contest to celebrate the beginning of our new semester and our Book Fair. 

When you get to the studio go to the bathroom.  Head to the sinks - find the cup on the table at the left.  Inside the cup will be tickets.  Take a ticket and fill it out. (your first and last name)
Deposit your ticket into the collection bin on top of the microwave in the party room.

I will draw the winner on Friday. 
The winner can pick ANY BOOK they choose from the Book Fair.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Return to the Art Teacher!!!!!

We are thrilled to welcome back to the studio Miss Lisa Welch .  Lisa will be teaching painting and drawing on Tuesday evenings at 7:30.  She teaches these disciplines to students age 8 - adult.  Students are grouped by age and discipline which allows for a true art studio experience.

If you are interested in enrolling please contact me:

Friday, September 4, 2009


The start of the semester will be delayed by one week due to the fact that I have exacerbated a foot injury.

This is the part of my foot I have injured

... And this is what I'll be getting

Please call or email if you have any questions. 339-5075 or

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Semester Begins Sept 8

Are you ready? The time is almost here to climb those 39 steps to Joy-ville!

This blog should keep you updated as to the goings on at the studio. Couple things...
KITS - only a few families have paid for their kits at this point. To save on (ridiculously exorbitant) shipping costs I am going to try to order all the kits at one time. We will shoot to have the kits by the middle of the second week.

CALENDAR - to the right. It has the complete listing for the entire semester.
STUDIO POLICIES - listed in the column at the right. These will answer most ?'s.
BOOK FAIR - See the link and click to check out the titles. The book fair will be set up at the studio. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. You get to shop there and take your books home.

I'm really looking forward to the semester. These themes are among my favorites, so get ready to Wiggle and Giggle & See What I Saw!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thank you to the 32 families who have already enrolled for the Fall Semester!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Special Offer for Currently Enrolled Kindermusik Families

The time is here to enroll for the fall semester. The sooner you enroll the greater your savings!

The savings look like this:
Enroll April 27 – May 3 Tuition =$90
Enroll May 4 – 20 Tuition = $110
*In order to receive these special offers you must pay tuition in full for your 15 week semester.


The regular cost for a 15 week semester is $120**
Fall semester begins Tuesday after Labor Day and ends in mid December
The schedule will remain the same (if we have a large enrollment - there is a possibility that we will be adding classes)

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Knoebels Preschool Day
Wednesday May 20 10am - 2pm
Pavilion K (behind the large ferris wheel)
Handstamp $6.50 ride 11am-1:30pm
Covered Dish
All families please bring your own beverages and settings
Please RSVP if you will be able to make it
***Door Prizes ***Special Offers***Fun, Food and Fantasy :-)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

High and Low Dance

The scarf presents your child with another, different object to learn about.
How does this feel? What does it look like? What can I do with it? What happens if I put it on my head?
Your little one is on a quest to explore and discover the answers to all of these questions. It is learning in action! And as you talk with your child while you explore together, you are making it a language experience as well.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lourdes 80/20 Lottery Pool

Every Thursday Lourdes Regional does its 80/20 Drawing
Recently the prize has been $3,000 - $5,000. We've decided we are going to get in on the action!

We will do a lottery pool our pool name is Kindermusik Crew
$2 to get in
Your name is recorded along with 4 others who pay $2.
This group of 5 people is now the Kindermusik Crew and is entered 10 times in the weekly 80/20 (winnings to be split 5 ways)

If we have more than 5 people we'll start a Kindermusik Crew 2 pool... come to think of it... $4 could get you 20 chances to win if you get in on both pools :-)

Some people have already paid me for several weeks - Save the hastle give me a $20 and you're in for 10 weeks!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sneaky Contest

This is a sneaky contest for our bloggers...

***Come into the studio and get a slip of paper from on top of the TV.

***Write your child's name on it and put it in the BLOG jug in the party room - where we give out the pretzel.

***I'll pick a paper from the jug on Thursday evening (March 26)

***The prize------ 2 SLINKY "POP TOOBS"

Thanks for checking the Blog - you'll be well informed Kindermusik families; plus, you help keep us close to the top of the list when people search for Kindermusik Mt Carmel on GOOGLE

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Go and Stop

You've had those days...
Left to his or her own devices your little one would go, go, go, all day long. That's why we stop!
Inhibitory Control Activities that encourage a child to move or stop moving in response to a cue help the child develop inhibitory control. The ability to control one’s own body movements is an important step toward developing coordination and self-discipline.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spring Schedule09

As promised I'm posting the spring semester schedule here for your reference. Please let me know if there is anything else you'd like to see on the blog

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why do we go and stop so much?

Inhibitory Control Activities that encourage a child to
move or stop moving in response to a cue help the child
develop inhibitory control. The ability to control one’s own
body movements is an important step toward developing
coordination and self-discipline.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The importance of repetition

Why is there so much repetition in our classes?
"Repetition continues to be important in the development of language and movement, as it is repeated experiences that reinforce the pathways of the brain. By two years of age, a toddler's cerebral cortex contains well over a hundred trillion synapses, which is actually some fifty percent more than she will keep as an adult. While new synapses form rapidly during this time frame, a 'pruning' process is also taking place. This process strengthens frequently used pathways, while deleting those that are not used. As pruning continues, it will allow your child to process thoughts and actions more quickly and efficiently" ( 1998-2001)

Sandy Slusser Photos

Sandy Slusser Photos

Sandy Slusser is returning to the studio just in time for Spring and First Communion pictures.
Reserve your 1/2 hr time slot early.

Time and Place
Date: April 19 & 25 2009
Time:8:00am - 8:00pm
Location:Kindermusik Studio

Contact Info
Phone: 339-5075