MT Parent Info Docs

Hey, Diddle, DiddleHey Diddle Diddle song

Rhymes, more specifically nursery rhymes, have been with us for centuries.  The earliest known published collection of nursery rhymes was Tommy Thumb’s (Pretty) Song Book, 2 vol. (London, 1744).

The Music Together curriculum is rich with rhymes.  Songs with words that rhyme, like “Hey, Diddle, Diddle,” help children hear how individual sounds come together to make words.

To expand and reinforce your child’s speech and memory skills, try singing other words that rhyme in place of “diddle” and “moon.” When your child is ready, they can come up with their own words that rhyme. You can even use nonsense words and silly phrases! For example:

Hey, doodle, doodle, the cat and the noodle,
the cow jumped over the hoop.
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
and the dish ran away with the soup!

Hey, Diddle, Diddle is one of several free songs available on the Music Together free Hello Everybody App.

Get the Music

The Music Together Free AppWith Music Together’s “Hello Everybody” app, it’s easy to play musically as a family at home and on the go. The app comes pre-loaded with eight Music Together songs, including Hey, Diddle, Diddle.  If you are an MT enrollee, you can sign in with your Music Together account to access your semester music, too. The app also includes a digital version of Music Together’s award-winning Singalong Storybook, Hello, Everybody.
Digital versions of our other 9 Singalong Storybooks can also be purchased.

Sign-Up is now closed, as of Tuesday, January 5th, 2:30 pm.

Thank you to all who signed up! We’re excited to see you tomorrow.  Watch for follow up email coming from the office.

If you are interested in signing up for a future demo, please email info@pakmusic.org.  Thank you!

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 10:00 am with Linnea Lyerly
  • For children birth through age 4.  Siblings welcome.
  • Submit the Drop-In form below to hold your space.  Space limited.  First come/first served.

Did you know that all children are musical?

Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability?

Experience Music Together® and find out how important–and how much fun–your role can be!

  • You’re the role model!  That means screen time is for parent/caregiver.
    You follow the teacher; your child or baby follows you!
  • For parents of babies:
    Learn how to nurture and grow your babies inner musician.
  • Toddlers and pre-schoolers with caregiver learn through play.
  • Pre-K and K children are honing skills for music success.
  • Our classes are active and interactive

Come ready to bounce, jump, dance and sing.  No special skills required – just your enthusiasm.

You’ll be amazed at the response of even the youngest children to this informal, developmentally appropriate and thoroughly researched approach to music.

Our Music Together classes build on your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement.

This free drop in class (like our Winter Session classes) is offered via Zoom.  Please complete and submit the form below at least 24 hours in advance so we can send you a zoom link for your.  We’ll admit you via the remote waiting room which helps us ensure we’re safe for those participating.

Transitioning

Music can be a fun way to help your child transition from one activity to the next throughout the day. Try making up verses for different activities and tasks that you and your child might do throughout the day and sing them to the melody of “This Train.” Replace “children” with your child’s name when singing “children get on board.” For example:
 
This train is cleaning up… Charlotte get on board.
This train is bound for bed… Zion get on board.

Get the Music

Click below to sing with This Train or…

With Music Together’s “Hello Everybody” app, it’s easy to play musically as a family at home and on the go. The app comes pre-loaded with eight Music Together songs, including This Train.  If you are an MT enrollee, you can sign in with your Music Together account to access your semester music, too. The app also includes a digital version of Music Together’s award-winning Singalong Storybook, Hello, Everybody. Digital versions of our other 9 Singalong Storybooks can also be purchased

Music Together® Facebook Live

Thursday, September 17, 2 PM EDT
with Dr. Lili Levinowitz and Susan Darrow

Making music as a family brings you closer together and naturally supports your child’s development in so many ways. That’s why as a Music Together® licensee, we say Music Learning Supports All Learning®!

Social distancing and remote work and school mean that a lot of us are spending more time together at home these days, so you might be looking for new family activities that are easy and fun for everyone. (Bonus if they are also educational!)

Playing musically with your little ones checks all the boxes, and Music Together Worldwide is going live on Facebook to give you the know-how you need to make music a part of your day.

Join us live on the Music Together Worldwide Facebook Page (@musictogether) at 2 PM (EDT) on September 17, for a conversation with Dr. Lili Levinowitz, Music Together® Coauthor and Director of Research, and Susan Darrow, Music Together Worldwide CEO. Lili and Susan will talk about the impact of music on early childhood development. They will share lots of family music activities you can try at home to support your child’s learning — plus tips on how music can help YOU through pandemic parenting!

Register online for our New Music Together Online program by no later than March 31st, AND we’ll deduct $25 off the usual $196 tuition.

Register one or more siblings, and we’ll waive the sibling fee up front.  We’ll just ask you to pay a $15 sibling per class fee (guaranteed to save you dollars), if/when we resume to in-person

A savings of up to $146 !!

Registering after March 31st?  You can still save (just not quite as much).

For Registrations after March 31st, 2020:  With classes moving to interactive online for the foreseeable future (we’ll resume some classes in-person if/when public schools resume), we have reduced the sibling tuition rate to $20 !  (Yes, that is $20 for the session, not just one week.)  Please include all children (birth through age 5) who will participate on your registration form, with name and date of birth.

For those classes that might resume in-person, we will pro-rate for any siblings based on the number of weeks remaining in the session as of our in-person resume date.  No additional fees apply to first child.  The pro-rate per class sibling fee is $15 (same as before), but we’ll cap that rate at $60 maximum.   Because of in-person class maximums, we may not be able to accommodate additional siblings at a later date, unless they appear on the registration form when registering.

Register Today!

Music Together MaracasAsk your child to draw what they are singing about on the”Stick Tune” printable posted below.

Then, share a snap with Music Together worldwide on Instagram (@musictogetherworldwide) or Facebook (@musictogether) and use the hashtag #MTStickTune.

Share with Pakachoag too @pakmusic.ma (instagram).  You’ll need to post on the MT links above to qualify for the gift certificate.

Make sure your post/profile is public so MT Worldwide can find it! Have fun making up your own verses to this Music Together classic.

One lucky family from among the MT worldwide community posting will win a $50 gift certificate to use toward their MT class tuition.

Post by no later than 3/31/2020

Sticks Drawing Page Register Online

Pre-Schooler enjoys Music TogetherDo you have a baby, toddler or pre-schooler?  Come check out our Music Together program.  We’re offering a free demo class for families new to Pakachoag on

  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • at 10:30 am
  • at Emanuel Lutheran Worcester / Auburn.

Open slots are limited to 12 children so please email info@pakmusic.org to reserve your space.

Our teacher for this class is Brittany Stockwell.

Birth to age five are the formative developmental years for brain development and so much more.  Music Together classes develop skills for

  • language and literacy
  • fine and gross motor development
  • memory
  • pitch and rhythm
  • socializing

and so much more.

And did you know:  Music making is the ONLY activity which engages and lights up the full brain.  That is in part why Music Together is used around the world and why so many parents and grandparents enroll their children every session and every year during the formative birth to age five window.

Don’t forget to reserve your space.  Email info@pakmusic.org.

 

Supporting Preschoolers’ Social and Emotional Development Through Music and Movement Activities

Coming up on March 12, 2019, join Music Together National for a free edWebinar.

Healthy social-emotional skills in early childhood can have a profound impact on a child’s overall development and learning. In fact, many early childhood experts see positive social skills as the most important factor for school readiness and later school success. Developmentally appropriate, participatory, group and dyad music and movement activities have special characteristics that not only support young children as they develop socially and emotionally but also support group cohesion in the classroom.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz will introduce participants to the important dimensions of social and emotional development and demonstrate fun and accessible songs and other music activities that support a range of social and emotional skills, including self-regulation, self-confidence, leadership, social competence, and emotional intelligence. You’ll leave this edWebinar with a deeper understanding of the ways in which music can naturally support children’s social and emotional development in the preschool years!

This presentation will be of interest to educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. There will be time for questions after Dr. Levinowitz’s edWebinar.

You can register here, at edWeb.net

Register starting December 1st!  for classes in six location starting January.

The new edition of the Drum family songbook series is debuting this winter! Each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim. The new book will inspire your family to play with music all week long. You’ll find it helpful to learn the lyrics, as a jumping-off point for creative storytelling, and to learn more about the songs you’re singing in class. Your child may enjoy snuggling with you and singing through the whole book at once—or opening to a page to tell you what song they want to sing!

About the Illustrator
Read more about Jaime Kim on her website: https://www.jaimekim.com.