Music Education

Music for Babies: Early Listening Experiences

Illustration of Baby with Musical Instruments - Music for Babies

‘Music for Babies’ is a series of short recordings you can play for your baby to encourage their musical development.


The recordings sound different from typical Western music for babies because they feature a broader range of instruments, harmonies, and rhythms.

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Music Education

How to Raise Musical Children: Birth to Age 5

Painting of treble clef incorporating parents and a child

Learn how to play, sing, and move with your baby or toddler to help them grow into budding musicians.

The earlier you engage your child with music the more you can increase their musical aptitude and provide them with a lifetime of rich musical experience (Gordon 1987) — and you can get started without any music training or experience.

This post gives you specific steps to get started but first let's talk about your baby's favorite musical instrument: their voice.

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Cat Geek

Monkey’s Final Escape: Yoda the Cat Boogeyman

Monkey is an indoor cat who launched his first successful escape as a kitten. He dodged my foot and careened out the front door, running about 6 feet alongside the house before I could drop the groceries and snatch him back up. Escape numbers 2 and 3 soon followed: it was a problem in need of serious fixing.

I needed Monkey to understand he was escaping into an outside world filled with imminent danger

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Cat Geek

Monkey the Cat Hunts for Dinner


So instead of feeding my cat, I hide these balls around the house…
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