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A Special Welcome to the Dads of Sprouting Melodies

Sprouting Melodies is a great place for a Dad, a grandpa, a brother or an uncle to spend special time with the young child in their life.  We are there to transform a routine morning or afternoon into a special and memorable moment.  One of our dads told us: I am ...
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Sowing Seeds, Note by Note

We finally got around to planting our vegetable garden today, and I couldn’t help thinking again about the relationship between growing plants and growing children. My grandparents were farmers, and probably their parents were farmers.  Growing up, my family always had a vegetable garden, and now I have my own ...
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Music Motivators for Moms

The music therapists of Raising Harmony™ and Sprouting Melodies® are so grateful to all the MOMs who believe enough in the importance of music in their children’s lives that they pack, and carry and drive and unload and climb and shuffle in order to get to music group each week.  ...
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Meaningful Moments Making Music

“Let’s sing it again, Mom.”  Music is such a part of our environment that we sometimes take its power and appeal for granted.   But for children, music is a natural way to express themselves, to become part of a family and community and to learn about the world. Children are ...
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Why I Love Making Music with Children

How could you not love making music with children? I love providing music therapy programs for little ones at public libraries and in our Sprouting Melodies classes. And I love making music with older children in afterschool groups. But honestly, the best part is knowing that Moms, Dads and other ...
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Welcome to Sprouting Melodies

"Music for young children, like music in general, is a unique experience that is unlike anything else. For young children with no language there is still music. For the young child with limited movement, there is still music. For a child who cannot see or touch objects in the environment, ...
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Original Songbook Offers 101 Research Based Compositions

*101 original songs for young children, families, teachers, therapists and day care providers. *The songbook is packed with research based music compositions, strategies and suggestions for using these songs in your practice and guidance on how to make the most meaningful music for early childhood development. You will love them ...
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Musical composition can match developmental goals and brain activity.

Written by: Britney Mcneilly, Former Co-op Student at Sprouting Melodies From early beginnings in the womb until the late stages of adulthood, music plays an important role in human growth, development, and sustainment. Music— to be defined here as organized sound— is an essential component of most cultures, coloring the ...
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Sprouting Melodies® now offered in Connecticut

We are thrilled to announce that a new Sprouting Melodies program is beginning in Watertown, CT. Sprouting Melodies classes will be offered by Connecticut Music Therapy Services, a Sprouting Melodies Provider Agency. On April 8, 2013, Board Certified Music Therapist Krizta Moon will join little ones and their parents to ...
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