The More We Get Together
Mommy & Me / Sing With Me Music & Movement Classes
Wednesday Sing With Me class now on Zoom!
Sing With Me: The Program
Sing With Me: Song Titles
Sing With Me: Reviews
Sing With Me: Examples
Message from Gari Stein
Research Tells Us
Interactive Community Concerts
Children and Music
Michigan Reads! Guide
Play, Laughter, Song & Dance News Interview
Music & Motion KinderConcerts Ann Arbor Symphony
This is our Spring 2020 KinderConcert (1st virtual ever)
This is our Winter 2021 KinderConcert
In Tune With Babies
Now I know my ABC's . . . Is That What It's All About?
So . . . What Can Those Babies Do?
Nurturing Baby & You: More Than the Music
Music & Movement For the Very Young
Music and Parenting: Somewhat Like A Symphony
What? Me, Teach Dance?
A book by Gari Stein
300 Resources and Activities, Photographs,
The More We Get Together book
is no longer available for purchase.
Music, play, literature, dance, drama and art affect one's physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth; and all are intertwined in the young child's world. This unique resource and activity guide for families and educators of tots to eights brings together all these facets of the child's life and more including parenting tools, classroom management and groundbreaking research.
The More We Get Together takes the reader on a journey into the world of young children, inviting the grown-ups who love them to reconnect with memories of sitting in the kitchen or on the front porch singing songs, reading books, drawing pictures, sharing hugs, laughs and special moments.
In our hurry-up, dot com world, such experiences can provide a sense
of community; it's not just about the music, the books and the crayons,
but the relationships that are nurtured when we sing, read and play together.
It really works! No experience or expertise required. It's all here: a
resource that every parent, caregiver and teacher will want to use every
Part 1. The Research: Much More Than Just the Facts
Part 2. The Activities: Too Much Fun (and Educational) for Everyone
"The More We Get Together definitely inspires you to get more involved with your children and provides you with the tools to do it." Product review by Heidi Miller-Ford, April 2011 -The Old SchoolhouseŽ Magazine
Online Interview with Gari Stein -Write On! Online
Comments from Fans:
Highly user friendly, April 5, 2009
Superb gift for parents and teachers, March 19, 2009
"I observed Ms. Stein giving her presentation and was struck by the accessibility of the material and her enthusiasm for the measurable difference these activities can make in young children's lives. The body of studies and literature regarding early childhood development is known to Ms. Stein.
She appreciates small children. She understands the seemingly minute, yet enriching movements and sounds that elicit response and foster creativity in young people. Her practical ideas for music and movement activities are based on sound principles and proven techniques". -Director of Statewide Services, State of Michigan, Department of History, Arts and Libraries
"I am extremely impressed, with your incredible collection of Sing With Me kits-not just for the variety and richness of the music, but for their thoughtful and meticulous integration of music and education. You have managed to create a program that seamlessly introduces music theory and movement into an activity-based 30 minute stretch of pure fun for young children. I was privileged to be able to try out some of your CDs on my own toddler, and I can tell you from my own experience that he absolutely loved it". -Director of Children's Publishing, National Publisher
"The opportunity for children to hear live classical music at such a young age is rare. I truly loved the moment when you had the children put on their tiptoe shoes and dance around the room. I love seeing the children dance with leaves, flowers and snowflakes, wave streamers, sit enthralled as you read a book, and then gently rock a baby to sleep. Your innovative ideas for movement brought much joy to so many children at these concerts. These concerts leave powerful lasting memories for children. Years later, they remember hearing classical music for the first time." -Educational Coordinator. Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
"Moms, dads, grandparents, teachers and other adults learned creative ways to incorporate Music into everyday activities using common items found in most homes. Your presentation showcased for us the many way music can move us, uplift and calm us." -Assistant Director for Early Childhood Educations -St. Clair Educational Agency
A Music & Movement Curriculum for Early Childhood
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