Making Music Fun With Pomelody

It’s no secret that I love listening to music and this has definitely rubbed off on all three boys. They can be heard singing along to their favourite songs often and James has recently asked if he can learn to play an instrument at school. Although this is something we can’t accomodate at the minute it is something we are going to revisit in the near future.

When my three were little the only thing that I thought our local area lacked was a music club for tots and preschoolers. The internet and online resources weren’t a big influence in most homes at all but today they play a huge part in almost every home. E-learning comes in all shapes and forms and there’s a new platform starting up that is aimed at young children.

Pomelody is the world’s first music e-learning platform for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, managed a Kickstarter campaign with the aim to bring fun, family-bonding music education to children and parents everywhere.

The idea came from professional musicians Adam and Anna who, whilst raising their young family 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 (online via PC, laptop or tablet), fun and engaging platform for parents to embrace music along with their young children. Indeed, the first music-making classes for families ever put on video.

The production of content and building the platform is now finished thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Pomelody were able to successfully secure funding of $30,000 to help develop further seasons (delivered quarterly) and to finish the platform build. They have now stretched their overall goal to $55,000 to help develope a version of the platform that will give free access to underprivileged children. It has been said that music can have an important therapeutic effect for children escaping from war or natural disasters and offers a positive escape. 

If you are interested in subscribing to Pomelody? (Kickstarter special price $109 instead of $149) here is what you will recieve:

  • Collection of 25 songs – composed, recorded and produced with 12 different bands / artists
  • 10 Pomelody classes recorded
  • One songbook
  • 3 animated lectures with music theory for parents
  • Animated stories

Adam, Weber founder of Pomelody, said: 

“Music is such a powerful medium to stimulate a child’s imagination. Its benefits stretch way beyond childhood with many reports suggesting that it can boost an individual’s adult IQ by up to 18%, compared to children with no early years music exposure. Whilst this is motivation in itself, it’s the sheer joy and bonding between a child and its parents that makes interacting with music so magical. With Pomelody we have a created a unique opportunity for families to bond, to learn, to have fun and to stimulate the next generation. We are very excited to bring this project to market and, fingers crossed, we can achieve our stretch goal and give free access to underprivileged children around the world.”

I really wish Pomelody was around when my three were younger as I think something like this would have encouraged them to take an even bigger interest in music.

Do your little ones like music? How do you encourage them to keep their interest alive?

*This is a collaborative post*

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