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  • School and Learning
    History of Music
    Hip Hop History Quiz
    From Zulu Nation to Timbaland—how much do you know about the history of hip-hop? Take this quiz to find out. ...
    Elizabeth Olson
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Musicians
    Hip Hop 2007 Quiz
    Test your knowledge of the hip-hop music and artists of 2007 in this quiz. ...
  • live shows for kids, Elmo from Sesame Street Live
    Music Performances
    Top 5 Live Shows for Kids
    So you've run out of ideas for what to do with your kids on the weekend? For a special treat, catch one of the latest and greatest live shows geared to a pint-sized audience. These musical and theatrical performances are all sure to get your stan...
  • Song Lyrics Printables
    Silly Song
    Use the note decoder in this printable to figure out the lyrics to the birthday song. ...
  • School and Learning
    Summer
    Songs of Summers Past
    How well do you remember the songs of "Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime?" ...
  • School and Learning
    Love Songs
    Love Songs Quiz
    They're so catchy you can't get them out of your head, but how much do you really remember about these love songs? ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Fourth of July
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" Lyrics
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" LyricsThe lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" are particularly poignant and meaningful during this time of national mourning and pride. Be sure you and your kids know the words to this anthem that has brought courage a...
  • School and Learning
    Children and Music
    Is Your Child in the Groove?
    Whether it's banging on pots or singing a favorite tune, odds are that your child loves to make music. Take this quiz to find out just how musically inclined she is. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Musicians
    Famous Musicians
    Is there a musical generation gap in your family? Find out what you and your kids really know about these famous musicians. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Following Directions
    The Noble Duke of York
    The Noble Duke of York Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes This is a traditional action song that will get your child moving while she learns directions. Teach your child the following song a...
  • kids being creative using apps
    Mobile Apps
    10 Best Creative Apps for Kids
    Foster your child's creative side during tech time! Check out these top-rated art, music, imagination-play, and creative-thinking apps for kids of all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Making Musical Instruments
    Rain Sticks
    Rain Sticks Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: 1 cardboard paper towel tube Crayons 2 squares of tinfoil, large enough to cover the ends of the tube Masking tape 1 long pipe clean...
  • School and Learning
    Children and Music
    Your Toddler, the Artist
    Your Toddler, the Artist Even one-year-olds take satisfaction in creating works of art and love to admire and show off the products of their work. You can encourage your young artist by giving him plenty of supplies: Childproofing Make sure that...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Car Games
    Ninety-Nine Bottles of...
    Ninety-Nine Bottles of... Okay, everybody knows the tune, and everybody knows that there is a whole lot of beer involved. And you probably also know that as you get down to about seventy-five bottles (that's twenty-five verses, already!), the av...
  • School and Learning
    Children and Music
    Listening to Offensive Music
    Should a mother give in and let her child have access to what she feels is inappropriate music for him? ...
  • School and Learning
    Making Musical Instruments
    Percussion Instruments
    Percussion Instruments Handiwords A marimba is a musical instrument consisting of a set of graduated wooden bars (often with resonators beneath to reinforce the sounds) which is struck with mallets. A xylophone is a musical instrument consistin...
  • Face Movement Dancing Activity for Kids
    Children and Music
    Rubber-Neck Dance
    Rubber-Neck DanceDirections While facing your child, identify all the parts of the face and neck that can move: wiggle your nose, raise your eyebrows, stretch your neck, and stick out your tongue. Now sit in front of a mirror with some rhythmic m...
  • Marching to a Beat Rainy Day Activity
    Children and Music
    Clockwork Marching
    Clockwork MarchingDirections In this activity, your child will march to a steady beat—a metronome is ideal, or you can clap your hands. Ask your child to march to the beat, swinging his arms wide and lifting his feet high for slow beats, short a...