Posts tagged Discovery Kits
To help celebrate the launch of our brand new World of Rhythm Discovery Kit, we’ve come up with a great family-time activity to help baby discover the wonderful world of music and rhythm! You can start a family band by using ordinary household items. Below are a few ideas for you and your little one to make your own instruments. Check them out below and get rockin’!
Tambourine: Making a tambourine is easy! All you need are two paper plates, a hole punch, jingle bells and some string. First, staple or glue the plates together, facing each other. Using a hole punch, make holes around the edge of the plates and tie the bells to the holes with a string or ribbon. Have your little one decorate the tambourine with crayons, markers or colored pencils and voila! Your tambourine is complete. Just shake and enjoy!
Hand Bells: Hand bells are More >
A few weeks ago we asked our fans on Facebook & Twitter, “What songs best calm your baby?” and we got a TON of great responses! Many of you stated that common lullabies and nursery rhymes work the best, but a surprising amount of fans referred to rock n roll, punk and reggae songs. Check out our lullaby lists below and add your suggestions in the comment section. Thanks to everyone for your awesome responses!
Most Popular Lullaby Suggestions:
The most popular song our fans use to soothe baby at bedtime is “You are my sunshine” In a close 2nd, 6 people suggested the classic “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Karen, Jennifer, Amanda and Tori all suggested Baby Einstein tunes (including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven & Lullaby Time.) Yayy! Thanks guys!!
Ninoska, Destiny and Tiffani’s babies love anything by the reggae king, Bob Marley!
Shiloh and More >
In honor of the release of our 3 latest Discovery Kits (Baby Lullaby, Neptune’s Oceans and World of Rhythm), we held a special live Twitter chat with mom and Baby Einstein GM, Susan McLain. During this chat, our fans and followers were able to ask Susan some great questions about the new Discovery Kits and gain some insight on the new products. In case you missed this very special live session, check out some of the highlights below.
Q: What are the age recommendations for the kits? A: You can start using the kits with your baby around 3 months and enjoy the three levels as your baby grows
Q: What’s different about these kits as compared to your previous DVD titles? A: The kits not only include a DVD, but a CD and a book/discovery cards. All 3 products work 2gether w complementary music & images + the kits r now offered in 3 levels that More >
Dive into the wonderful world of water with your little one! Exploring water is fun for you and baby. During these cold winter months it’s not always possible to enjoy time at a pool, beach or lake with your little fish, so we’ve come up with a few ideas to make the most out of baby’s bath time. Take a look at our fun-filled water games below and get splashin’!
Splish, Splash!! Splash around with your little fish! Show your baby how to pat the water with her hands. She will love the big splashes the water makes and also the sound of the water. Show her that bath time can easily turn into playtime!
Toys Galore Introducing new toys opens up a whole new world of fun for your little one. Instead of bringing the same old rubber ducky into the tub, switch it up a bit by adding household items to the bath. Plastic measuring cups, toy watering More >
One of the most important things we can give our children is a love for reading. How do we do this? We do this by giving our little ones (including babies) every opportunity to discover books.
In our house we keep a large basket filled with colorful, fun, soft cloth books and chunky board books. We keep this basket in our living room where the books can easily be accessed by our baby and toddler throughout the day. It always pleases me when I see one of my children enthralled in a book because I know it is increasing their intelligence and growing their imagination!
When my children were babies I gave them each a soft cloth book of their very own. It was fun to watch my babies explore the books for the first time. Slowly turning pages, slapping the book with their chubby little hands, wide eyed as they discover new colors and pictures! More >
One of the most soothing sounds for your baby is your voice, so why not sing your little one to sleep with a classic lullaby? Help to relax your baby while also helping her discover the world of music. If you have older children, have them join in and make baby’s bedtime a fun, family event. Below are the lyrics to some classic lullabies to ease your baby into a peaceful sleep.
Baa Baa Black Sheep Traditional English Lullaby first printed in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir, Yes, sir, three bags full One for the master, One for the dame, And one for the little boy who lives down the lane. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir, Yes, sir, three bags full
Hush Little Baby Author Unknown
If that mockingbird don’t sing, Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring If that diamond ring More >