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When LP and Little Man were babies we loved going to music classes – and carried on all the way through their preschool years. But, a new e-learning service – Pomelody – offers parents the ability to have fun and connect with their infants through music in the comfort of their own home. Pomelody can be used with friends and family or even at play groups and nurseries. No musical background is needed so anyone can use Pomelody to really engage with their children and have fun together through music.
The idea for Pomelody came from professional musicians Adam and Anna who, whilst raising a young family and knowing how powerfully music impacts on a child’s development, tried to find musical content that they could use in order to interact with their children.
There was very little musical content available and what was available was unstructured. They set about designing, testing and recording a series of specially recorded songs, music theory tutorials for parents and animated stories for kids. The result is the first simple to access, fun and engaging platform for parents to embrace music along with their young children. They are actually the first music-making classes for families ever put on video and can be accessed through a PC, laptop or tablet.
Music is such an important part of our life – we are constantly singing songs and listening to the radio that the children have come to see music as the soundtrack to their life. But, it doesn’t have to be just a soundtrack. Pomelody aim to nourish children through music, and making Pomelody so accesible means it can be a great bonding experience and something the whole family will enjoy.
Pomelody is looking to secure funding through Kickstarter and if it sounds like something your family would love, you can pledge funds to their project. In doing so you can also get lovely incentives like a DIY instruments e-book for just a $5 pledge through to sample songs, the whole seasons of Pomelody and even printed materials to work alongside your Pomelody experience.
You can find out more about Pomelody on their Kickstarter page – and I personally can’t wait for the first season to be launched – I know the children will love it and it’s an activity that we can do as a family, having real quality time whilst having fun and enjoying music.