My sister-in-law, Erin, is a mother of five and music-with-kids expert. Happily, she shares her expertise on her fantastic website Dibble Dibble Dee. I use the site to find fun ideas and activities for me and Baby June. June LOVES any sort of singing time! Plus, with all the brothers and sisters at school, we need ideas to keep the boredom at bay.

If I had lots of close-by neighbors, I would be tempted to organize one of Erin’s Music With Friends classes. She generously shares all the info and lesson plans for free! You should totally start one.

Have you ever taken part in a class like this? Where parents take turns hosting and teaching? In New York, sometimes I would join groups like this for preschool — such a great way to make friends, and save some money too!