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Come With Me and Swim!

Oh, the freedom of floating and splashing in the water! Whether at the beach, pool or lake, swimming is a wonderful way to play. Even pretending to swim in the bathtub can be fun for you and your child. Here is a brand new song that uses changes in musical ...
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I WANT!!

All kids have them at one time or another and most parents fear them...temper tantrums.  As hard as they can be to live through, it’s important to know that these outbursts are fairly typical as the child develops.  While it seems natural to try and figure out why your child ...
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Only One Me

When to let go? When to set free? This is one of the hardest dilemmas of parenting. It is especially challenging when we need to, or choose to, send our children outside of the home for care or for school. How to make it easier? Here is a short but ...
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I’m So Glad to Be Me!

Don't you wish you could bottle the unrestrained joy of infants and toddlers when they are happy and excited? One way young children show enthusiasm is through clapping. Get ready to sing, clap and dance along with this happy new song celebrating those small moments of pleasure. https://vimeo.com/174664813 I’m So Glad to Be ...
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Can’t Sit Still

Waiting in line at the grocery store? or in the Doctor's waiting room? These are times when a parent's need to focus and wait really clashes with the child's need to move. Here is a brand new Sprouting Melodies Sing at Home to help you and your child make it though ...
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I’m Glad that We’re Together

Music is a great way for people to get together and to be together.  Finding common ground or even a common way to communicate can be a challenge whether you find yourself with little children; or people who don’t speak the same language; or even a family member or colleague ...
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Look Up High

Who will solve the problems of our world tomorrow? Our children who have the chance to dream and create and imagine today! Here is a new song that celebrates imagination. https://vimeo.com/150696778 Look Up High E. K. Schwartz 2016 Look up high. Oh, my!  Something is traveling way up in the ...
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Will You Help Me Cook?

For almost every holiday, we have special foods connected with that holiday.  When we have traditions in our family connected with food, it is really important to bring young children into the kitchen early to learn about those traditions. Give them a small chore, and help them to learn about ...
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Thank You for Being

When was the last time you received a hand written thank you note?  There is something very special about getting an unexpected and sincere thank you. It feels so great. It lets you know that somebody recognizes and respects you. This is so important for us, and especially important for young children. But ...
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Who’s That Sitting Next to You??

Are you starting a new group with your baby or toddler? Maybe a Sprouting Melodies group, or maybe a parent group at your local library. All these new experiences give you and your child the chance to connect and create relationships that could last a lifetime. But first you need ...
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