Learn About Fiddlefox

Bringing World Music Home

Music is for everyone — you don’t need to be an American idol to enjoy the learning, bonding, and joy of making music. Fiddlefox provides tools and resources for families, educators, and children to connect to the world, and each other, through music.

How it Works

Fiddlefox creates monthly subscriptions for kids that bring world music into the classroom and home.

Step 1

Select a Package

Starting at $5.95

Step 2

Check Your Mailbox

Packages arrive each month filled with books & activities

Step 3

Explore All Year

Build shared adventures & experiences at home and school

Featured Release: China

Learning Bundle

Illustrated Songs

History

Sheet Music

Who Uses Fiddlefox

Families

World Heritage Songbooks invite music education into the home, bringing a world of rhyme, movement, melody, and culture to your living room. Spend quality music time with your young child on their own terms as they sing through volume after volume of illustrated world children’s music.

Classroom Teachers

Our read, sing, and play method is tailored to help early childhood teachers enrich their classrooms with dynamic musical content, fun craft activities, and music games. Accompany your next concert with our traditional instrumental tracks or collaborate with teachers around your school to create cross-curricular cultural units and performance events. Fiddlefox’s companion activity books provide teachers with fun facts, coloring pages, puzzles, and choreography inspired by each collection of songs.

Music Educators

Our multicultural music curriculum adds colorful context to your teaching routine, providing you with lesson plans, extra-curricular content, and video resources for continuing professional development. Fiddlefox’s rainbow bell notation helps students as young as 3 develop sight reading and ear training skills at the foundational stages of their musical development. With songs composed in a diverse range of meters, modes, tonalities, and styles, veteran music instructors can use these songs as a springboard into deep music learning.

What People are Saying About Fiddlefox

I feel like I discovered El Dorado or something! Now I can plan three years’ worth of programs over the summer and never have to scramble for songs again! They even have an instrumental version of each song so that you can use it for your program. Heaven.

-Bonnie S.

Teacher -

What a great program for young people. I love the interactive content, and how anyone can start using the content immediately. I’m not a musician, but I feel like a hero to my kid when we use Fiddlefox together!

Lisa W.

Parent -

This it the most comprehensive cultural program that I’ve seen for kids. Kids should have the opportunity to explore the cultures of the world, and Fiddlefox really provides an incredible opportunity for kids to do that with their materials.

Selena P.

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This is child’s play!

While manipulating Montessori materials, powerful self-education happens indirectly!

Let the child explore! Support his/her concentration and you will SEE the magic happen!

What are you working on now, supporting your child’s growth and development? Comment below! We’d love to hear from you!! 🤚
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Rock and Roll Daycare centers have opened the doors to invite all our families back!

We have adapted our classrooms to honor social distancing requirements and updated our policies according to current State regulations!

Our new hours of operations are from 830-530.

And we have some availability for new friends to come join us!

What concerns do you have when sending your child to a daycare these days? Write in the comments! 👇
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This summer we are excited to announce, that we are ready to LAUNCH our elementary program 🦋

We are confident that our small elementary pop-up schools, that carry out our CORE philosophy based on Montessori music, would greatly benefit families and children.
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Each school will have no more than 15 children, learning music, culture, and academics through our innovative challenge-based approach. 🤘

School will be running from 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. The number of children in one school will be extremely limited. 🥁🎸🎺 Our philosophy is to encourage curiosity, creativity, problem solving skills in child’s development! 🧠

Montessori‘s approach will be carried out through multi-age grouping of children from 6 to 12 years old, child-lead education, personalized curriculum 📚
Our first pop-ups schools will be in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you’re interested, please send us a message.

#summerfun☀️
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Some amazing projects are in the works. 🔥🔥🔥

My husband, along with our friends from Spain, has been working hard on launching an online school for children six years old and up.

If you know anything about my husband, this program will be rich in music 🎶, 🌎 world culture, and innovative to the core! 🤘

Challenge-based method will keep your child engaged, excited and off the screen for the most part of the school time!👦👶👶🏽👩🏾‍🦱🧒🧑🏻🧒🏻🧒🏽

Stay tuned!!! ❤️
#onlinelearning2020
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With over than 20 speakers, for the next two weeks, we are inviting you to our virtual conference to support educators, teachers, and parents. 🦋

We will be excited to inspire you, support you, encourage you. 🙌🙌🙌

Amazing leaders in education and especially early education are joining us to speak at this amazing virtual conference. ❤️

Only two hours a day!! During NAP time!! 🤪😂

If you are a daycare teacher, preschool teacher, a parent, we’d love to have you join us at

www.opendoormontessori.com.

See you there
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Learning and playing music with your children is something that stays with them for years to come. 🎻🦊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our goal in starting Fiddlefox Music was to provide a space for children to experience music in a new way, in new places, whenever they wanted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You're able to share the joys of music and musical learning with your children, no matter where you are. 🎻🦊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When you're ready to experience learning and experiencing music together - click the link in our bio to find out more together! 🔥🎶
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Music is a central part of any school curriculum. 🎻💡⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Even schools that have a great music program miss out on introducing children to music from around the world.🤝 There’s no curriculum for it, and so teachers are just doing the best they can…until now!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🦊 Fiddlefox provides classroom teachers with a rich and engaging cultural music program that can be taught by musicians and non-musicians alike. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our easy to use curriculum provides teachers with a comprehensive stand alone program 💡🧠 or supplemental content to what they are already reaching.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Teachers and students can listen to some of the incredibly diverse songs from Fiddlefox while singing in English and in the native tongue. 🦊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our colored rainbow bells and sheet music gives teachers and children the opportunity to play music together. 🎻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And for those who are electronically inclined online streaming content, teacher resources, printables, and trainings are available at Fiddlefox Streaming.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Find out more about how you can bring Fiddlefox into the classroom by clicking our link in the bio! 🎉🤝
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Who is Maria Montessori? ❓❓❓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These points explain who she is and why the Montessori philosophy is something we integrate into our own curriculum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ Italian doctor and teacher - her education philosophy is based on child-led parenting and is named after her surname. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She went to technical school at 12 years old which was male dominated, and managed to change how the educational system worked;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She worked with disabled children for several years who demonstrated great results and managed to pass exams better than 'normal' children;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She led institutions that focused on educating teachers in order how to work with disabled children;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She is an author of many books on parenting and children development, which are very popular these days;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She opened first “Child House” and focused on children's education and parenting issues for 45 years;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ She established Worldwide Montessori Association with her son, which is still around and growing;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ Was nominated for a Nobel Award;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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❤️ UNESCO decided to include Montessori in the list of four most influential teachers, who impacted the way the educational system works in the most recent century. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Her outstanding work, improvements and trainings in childcare education is why we can help guide and develop amazing leaders of tomorrow!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Which one of these facts most surprised you? 👀↘️
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The people you surround yourself with will ultimately lift you up or bring you down, and we are thankful our team all reach out a hand to support each other! 🤝🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌎Whether we are at conventions explaining the importance of early childhood care ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌎Taking meetings together in Boston ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our team is simply out of this world! 🌎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Who do you lean on? 🎉Tag them down below and share how much you appreciate them!
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One of the most favours phrases between Montessori teachers is: “you can teach children with only using stones and sticks”! 🤗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every time we visit the beach, spend time near water or in the woods I notice this more and more.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My children can spend HOURS sitting down concentrated, without arguments, fighting, shouting... and instead, playing with soil, sticks and stones! 🌳🌲⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You may ask, but how it links to Montessori system?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌴 It is the trust towards our environment - everyone knows that going for walks in nature is beneficial!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌴 Natural objects for play. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🌴 Ability to spend time by yourself!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It is amazing to see, but children are SELF-SUFFICIENT in such an environment and we follow our instincts simply leave them ALONE! 😉🤝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tell us below, are you more of a BEACH or WOODS person?
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EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT: good or bad?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mary Montessori stated that early development and environmental influence starts from the moment the baby is conceived 🤰.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She established that the child is growing and developing regardless if they have an adult presence near them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The newborn’s brain 🤱 is developing gradually: not steady, but in phases. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In Montessori philosophy, the main focus is paid towards periods of most opportunities when it comes to mental development 🧠, which start between ages 0 to 6 years old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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An adult⠀🙎‍♀️🙎‍♂️ can either help the child reach their maximum potential 👩‍👧‍👦,, or become a barrier towards achieving it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mary Montessori: “Protecting the child too much only limits their development” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How do you feel, comment below! 👩‍👧‍👦
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended age range for Fiddlefox?

Fiddlefox is recommended for children 3 to 10 years old.  Infants and Toddlers can also enjoy singing along and watching the images of the World Heritage Songbooks.

What's included in each monthly package?

Fiddlefox offers several different subscription packages. Content includes:

  • Illustrated Songbook with Rainbow Bell Sheet Music
  • Children’s Activity Book with Sign Language
  • Audio CD Accompaniment with Instrumental Tracks
  • Monthly Emails with Lesson Plans, Art Projects, and Printables
  • 24/7 Access to Fiddlefox Streaming, animated videos and ebooks of each country

How soon after I place my order will my Fiddlefox subscription start?

Please allow 1-2 weeks from the date of order for your first Fiddlefox package to arrive.

What themes are covered in Fiddlefox

Fiddlefox is constantly developing new content for our World Heritage Series. We currently offer content from:

  • Mexico
  • Turkey
  • China
  • American
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • Russia
  • Israel
  • Gambia
  • France

Can I order Fiddlefox as a gift?

We are excited to offer Fiddlefox subscriptions as a gift. When you place an order, you can personalize a gift message to be included with the first package of your subscription.  You can also send a gift email to the recipient to let them know their gift is on the way, or print a Fiddlefox gift card to announce your gift.  To print a gift card, click here.

How do you develop the materials for Fiddlefox?

Fiddlefox is developed in connection with Rock and Roll Daycare, an award-winning childcare program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over 100 children and 50 teachers are given the materials for 2 months prior to release on fiddlefox music.com.

Our international team consists of individuals from Mexico, Nepal, Canada, Philippines, New York City, Boston, and Nashville.

We begin the Fiddlefox development process by working with a native of the featured country to choose four folk songs that represent a variety of styles from their culture. The Fiddlefox then travels between four countries to create the sights and sounds which categorize World Heritage Songbook.

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