Homemade string instrument: how to make a zither?

I have yet another easy DIY project for you today. So far I’ve shared with you mostly ideas for homemade percussion and wind instruments – but this time we’re going to make a chordophone… or to put it simply: a string instrument! Get ready, because today we’re building a zither! Homemade zither – what you […]

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Best children’s lullabies on YouTube

Lullaby is a great tool for every parent. It helps to sooth your children and put them to sleep, it gives your family a nice, bonding ritual. And if you pick your lullabies right, they can broaden your child’s mind and help him or her develop a fine taste in music. But lullabies are not […]

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Unbelievably easy DIY rattle for children

A rattle – simple toy known to almost all children… and an instrument unbelievably easy to build at home! It doesn’t require any special materials and in spite of that can make surprisingly diverse sounds (thanks to the balloons used as a membranes). It’s a great idea for a creative task for older children – […]

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Soothing sound of rain: DIY rainmaker

Rainmaker, also known as rainstick is a simple percussion instrument that you can easily build at home. As its name suggests, the instrument is supposed to imitate sounds of falling rain. In this little DIY project that I want to share with you today, we’re going to use a secret ingredient that will make your […]

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Music education at home – why it’s a must

More and more parents these days realize the importance of early music education in their children’s development. If a local preschool offers regular music classes for children, they’re happy to sign their little ones up. And that’s fantastic! But the real question remains – is that enough? Let’s use a little analogy here. How effective […]

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Super easy DIY harmonica

Harmonica also known as French harp or mouth organ is a perfect instrument for kids just over 3 years old. In fact, it’s not only a fun toy, but also a good exercise for your mouth! You can play homemade harmonica that I’m going to show you today – when you just blow and have […]

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5 ways to improve your morning routine

Almost every mother knows this… Kids wake up much too early and in very bad moods. You try to understand how on Earth could you forget to buy bananas (or whatever keeps you going in the morning) and why you didn’t go to bed earlier last night. And there’s this overwhelming feeling that the morning […]

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Calming exercise for children: homemade pan flute

It’s time for another instrument from my DIY series! This time we’re going to build a panpipe – also known as pan flute or syrinx. It’s a wind instrument named after Pan, the Greek god of nature often depicted with that kind of a flute. A pan flute consists of several pipes of gradually increasing […]

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Do you feed your child with aesthetic fast foods?

Imagine talking to your little ones the way they talk to you: dada, gugu, gaga, baba. That wouldn’t exactly be a rich language environment stimulating speech development, would it… Although we usually adjust what we  say to our kids’ current capabilities, we tend to speak to them using rich vocabulary. We as parents (or at […]

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What’s wrong with Super Simple Songs for children?

Easiest answer to this question is: everything! And nothing! I sincerely admit – I’ve used Super Simple Songs channel myself many times. I even think it’s one of the reasons my 3-year-old is bilingual now (we’re a Polish family and we choose to speak to our children also in English). If you see the channel […]

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