My husband and I both played instruments growing up, so we sort of assumed that musical ability and interest was deeply embedded in our genes. It wasn’t a matter of whether our son played in a band; it was...
Stick a gob of clay into a child's hands or onto a spinning wheel and watch a remarkable transformation take place: the child lapses into a Zen-like state of focus virtually unrecognizable to most parents. But don't let that calm...
It's difficult getting kids (or adults, for that matter) to read these days. So if you're looking to improve your children's language skills, consider skipping those extra reading lessons and instead plunk them down in front of a piano. Or...
Eager to build bonds with your preschooler that will last a lifetime? Want to close that gap growing between you and your teen? The answer, friends, might just be music. Yes, not only is music the language of the...
Your teenager wants to attend a party but your spidey sense is tingling. Years of experience - including memories of your own turbulent teen years - tell you that, at least on this particular occasion, the party is a bad...
Your son is more comfortable staring at the smartphone in his hand than making eye contact or verbally communicating with others. Your bright, intelligent daughter generates, at best, average grades in school and shows little passion or interest in...
Next time you're at a high school football game, ask yourself which of the kids on the field are likely to do best in life after school. The star running back? Maybe that lightning-quick linebacker? How about the quarterback...
We're fortunate here at Kidzu to be good pals with Robbie Schaefer, creative polymath who knows a thing or two about what makes kids tick when it comes to music and the arts. Consider just a few of Robbie's recent...
In an era when kids mistakenly equate social medias 'likes' with actual friendships, a growing number of youth clubs and organizations are fighting back with activities aimed at developing empathy, compassion, and genuine forms of connectedness. Once such initiative is...
Asked by someone for advice on living a good life, baseball great Satchel Paige responded: "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." Intriguing, isn't it, that, along with those...

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