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These printable music activity sheets are perfect for piano lessons with young children.  First, learn where C, D, and E sit on the staff and then practice note recognition by searching for the indicated notes on each page. Click on each image to enlarge and print! Continue reading

These are some of the instruments we play in our children’s music classes at TLB Music in NYC.
The printable cards below are perfect for learning the names of the instruments and their families!

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We created a set of coloring pages for you to use with your children!  On each sheet, start by tracing the color name in the corresponding color then identify all the items and fill in.
Click through to get all the printable coloring sheets!
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Next time you take a hike with your kids, print out a copy of this scavenger hunt to bring along!
Can you find all 20?
Click the link below to download and print the PDF.

Scavenger Hunt-Nature Walk PDF

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Our coloring sheet is perfect for identifying healthy fruits and vegetables by color. After your kids color it in, use the sheet for counting activities! Click below to download and print.

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Play mats allow babies to explore their world through sight, touch, and sound.  We picked ten favorites that rank high in customer reviews and aesthetic appeal.  Browse below to find the perfect design for your family!

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Beach day with the kids? A scavenger hunt is the perfect activity for children to actively explore the beach! Click the link below to download and print the PDF.

Scavenger Hunt- Beach Day Search PDF

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Creating origami art is a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.  It’s a quiet activity that will exercise your child’s concentration and fine motor skills.  Try making this little piano today!  We created a template for you to download and print.  Use regular copying paper and print page 1 first, then print page 2 on the reverse side.  Follow the pictures below!

Click here to download the Piano Origami Template

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Next week, we’re hosting a FREE Art Workshop for children at our Upper East Side studio!


WHEN:  Wednesday May 16, 2012 from 3:00 – 3:45

WHERE:  TLB Music, 266 East 78th Street
(between 2nd and 3rd)

LED BY:  Dutchess-Venita Adomakoh,
founder of Those Art Kids

FOR:  Children ages 2 – 6

RSVP:  Call 212-744-0404 or email tlb@tlbmusic.com to reserve a spot for your child!


Those Art Kids (TAK) is a free-spirited, multi-media art exploration for toddlers and preschoolers that introduces budding young artists to the art world’s masters. TAK classes enable children to express themselves uniquely, improve fine motor skills, learn about different cultures and explore the environment and the world around them. TAK has been acknowledged by both the Keith Haring and the Romare Bearden foundations in NYC.

Hohner makes fantastic, durable musical instruments for young children.  Almost all of the instruments our students play in our Upper East Side music studio are by Hohner.  They are attractive, easy to clean, and have great sound!  We put together a list of the 5 most popular.
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Last week, we sorted through hundreds of science toys for children, looking for creative, educational, quality toys. After reading all the reviews, we found some amazing products that are popular with parents, educators, and children. Here’s the list of our favorites that ranked high in safety ratings and parent reviews!


1.  Blast of Color by Be Amazing! Toys.  Ages:  4+

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